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Man claims police threatened to arrest him for trying to help dying dog

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According to Friday's publication of the Denver Post, a man in Denver, Colo., claims that the police threatened to arrest him for trying to help a dog who was dying on the street after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday night.

Ross Knapp wanted to comfort and assist the dog who had been hit by a car, but he told 7 News that his efforts were thwarted by the local police who responded.

Knapp stated:

I had one of the officers tell me I had to leave and couldn't be near it. I tried a couple of times to go back, and he just finally said I'm impeding on an investigation and if I came back I'd be arrested,

The dog was obviously gravely injured - he could not stand and was laying on the pavement, gasping for air. The end did not come quickly for the mortally wounded dog who laid on the ground for an agonizing 90 minutes before finally succumbing to the injuries.

Animal control finally arrived moments after the dog passed away.

According to 7 News, a spokesperson for the Denver Police stated that the officers were following policy.

Sonny Jackson, with the Denver Police, stated:

It's always about the personal safety of that individual. It's not trying to be cruel to the animal or cruel to the individual. It's best if we get the Animal Control people in there, let them do what they do as experts and let them take the actions,"

Knapp wants whoever owned the dog to know that he tried to comfort their dog in its final moments...

Click here to watch news clip - warning, some images in video are disturbing.

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