August 6, 2009

Man charged with barking at police dog

A 26-year-old Michigan man was arrested for allegedly barking at a police dog, authorities said.

The Three Rivers Police Department said in the statement that, Anija, a police K-9, had been left in a patrol car by its handler and the officer returned to find the suspect had started to torment the police dog by barking and shouting at the animal, the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette reported Thursday.

The shouting caused the canine to become excited and very aggressive, the report said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of harassing a police animal and also faces a disorderly conduct charge.

The suspect was released after posting bond.