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Detroit man bitten in the butt when he attacked a police dog

A police dog (not the one shown here) was trying to help police apprehend a suspect when the suspect started punching and choking him.  The police dog was not injured;  the suspect was quite literally bitten in the butt.
A police dog (not the one shown here) was trying to help police apprehend a suspect when the suspect started punching and choking him. The police dog was not injured; the suspect was quite literally bitten in the butt.
Photo by Joe Raedle

Sometimes things people do come back to "bite them in the butt", but usually just metaphorically. However, sometimes those bites can be quite literal as a Detroit man learned this week when he fled police, tried to attack the police dog who chased him down, and was bitten on the buttocks, according to an article published today in the Detroit Free Press.

Additional details were available in the C and G Newspapers article, also published today.

According to the Detroit Free Press article, police tried to stop Ronald Kirk Brown after suspecting defective equipment on his vehicle, however he first refused to stop, then ran his car into an embankment, and then fled on foot.

With the help of the K-9 unit, police were able to locate Brown hiding in the bushes. Brown refused to come out so the police dog went in after him, and was attacked by Brown, according to the article. He is alleged to have hit and choked the dog.

St. Clair Shores Police Lt. Steve Lambert told the newspaper:

“When it went in to get him after he failed to comply with the three commands that are typically given , he was punching and choking the dog."

Lambert said they had to use a stun gun to finally apprehend the man.

Brown was to a local hospital, but he failed at an attempt to escape from there too. He was taken into custody on a $75,000 bond.

The police dog was not injured in the attack. Brown, on the other hand, has a lot more problems now than a bite in the butt. According to the C and G Newspapers article, Brown faces charges of:

"fleeing and eluding, resisting an officer, escape from custody, driving while license suspended and injuring and harassing a police animal while committing a crime."

The moral of the story? Don't attack a police officer or you could get bitten in the butt in more ways than one.