February 28, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Homeless Man Unleashes Dog On Officers After Being Tazed, Pepper Sprayed: APB: Dog Bites Man, So Man Bites Dog.

On Friday, June 22, at 10:26 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the beach restrooms located in the 2800 block of Ocean Front Walk after they had received a report of a man who was using a squirt gun to spray water onto passing citizens.

This man, it was also reported, was in possession of a medium sized dog that was acting in a vicious and threatening manner.

When the officers arrived, they tried to talk with this man, who by then had locked himself inside the restroom with his dog.

The officers asked the man to come outside and he responded by squirting them with the squirt gun.

The officers used a passkey to enter the restroom and a scuffle ensued between the officers and the man. At one point the man slammed the restroom door onto the arm of an officer. The man was also using his dog as a weapon, encouraging it to bite the officers.

The officers managed to extricate this man from the restroom and take him down to the ground.

This man would not, however, release the dog, which was tied to his arm by a rope, and the dog was continuing to attempt to bite the officers, but the officers kept the dog at bay by keeping the suspect between themselves and the dog.

The man’s dog then apparently became confused and began to bite his owner several times. The officers tried to use their tazer to subdue the dog, but this was not successful, and in the confusion the man was also affected by the tazer. The officers were then attempting to gain control of the suspect and as they were doing so the suspect leaned over to his dog and bit the dog on the leg, causing the dog to cry out (yelp).

At that point a K-9 officer, assisted by an Animal Control officer, managed to restrain the dog. The suspect was then taken into custody.

This man was taken to a local hospital in order to be treated for exposure to pepper spray, being tazed, and the bites from his own dog.

After the visit to the hospital this 20-year-old homeless man was taken to jail where he was charged with cruelty to animals, resisting officers, battery upon a police officer and a fugitive warrant out of Pima County, Arizona.

Bail was not granted.

Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of the Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.

in News
Related Posts

Video: Closing Down Westside Oil Field?

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Officials are discussing closing a Westside oil field sitting on hundreds of acres of prime coastal land. Learn more in...

Pico Neighborhood Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Over 70 units of affordable housing come to area near Woodlawn Cemetery By Sam Catanzaro A 70-unit-plus affordable housing development...

Large Properties Drive-up Santa Monica Home Sales Amid Pandemic

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Annual report shows single-family home sales rising By Sam Catanzaro Interest in large properties with five-bedrooms or more helped drive-up...

Santa Monica Police Arrest Parolee for Setting Stolen Car on Fire

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Alex Omar Aguirre arrested by Santa Monica Police Department By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica resident this week watched as...

Video: Closing Streets to Allow for More Outdoor Dining?

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

A drunk driver recently crashed into a Santa Monica outdoor dining area, bringing attention to a proposal that would close...

Dozens of Santa Monica Restaurants to Participate in dineL.A.

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

First ‘spring’ season of culinary event to begin first week in March By Kerry Slater Dozens of Santa Monica restaurants...

Video: Free LA Metro Rides Could Begin Soon

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

LA Metro could begin offering fare-less rides as early as next year as part of a $300+ million program. Learn...

Danny Trejo’s Tacos Coming to Santa Monica

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

Popular restaurant owned by legendary actor coming near Promenade By Kerry Slater Legendary actor Danny Trejo is bringing his popular...

Violent Crime Declining in Santa Monica: Santa Monica Beat – February, 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Violent Crime Declining in Santa Monica * Santa Monica Animal Shelter...

Santa Monica Convicted Felon Indicted for Multiple Firearms Charges After Shooting into Neighbor’s Yard

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Jason Walsh faces federal prison time for January 9 incident By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica man previously convicted for...

Westside Hotel to Homeless Shelter Sparks Debate

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

A proposal to convert a Westside hotel into a homeless shelter has sparked a debate. Learn more in this video...

Housing Backers Start Facing Post-Pandemic Reality

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist The mysterious blindness that apparently affected California’s top legislative housing advocates all through 2020 seems to...

Santa Monica Awarded Over $5 Million for Affordable Housing Production

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

The California Department of Housing and Community Development has announced two awards to the City of Santa Monica for future...

Asian Woman in Brentwood Verbally Assaulted in Racially Motivated Attack

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

While walking near the intersection of Bundy and Montana an Asian woman was verbally assaulted by a man walking his...