Why is this not your average dog bite case? Well, because a man bit a dog. And not just any dog, but a police dog. Yikes. As reported by NBCConnecticut.com:
West Haven officer Scott Bloom was on patrol with his K-9, Onyx, near the Rite Aid on Elm Street early Thursday morning, when he noticed Roderick Lewis walking toward him.
Lewis yelled out “I need a bag of dust,” referring to Angel Dust, according to police.
That’s when things went south, for all parties concerned.
Lewis, 23, walked toward the officer and reached into his waistband. The officer grabbed Lewis’ arms and told him to stop. That’s when Lewis punched officer Bloom in the face, according to police.
Woof, woof! [Dog-to-English translation: Oh no you din’t!]
Onyx, the police dog, jumped from Bloom’s cruiser and attacked the suspect, latching onto his leg, according to police.
But then Lewis did his own chomping, biting into the dog’s side, police said. Lewis didn’t let go until the officer had to physically pull him off the dog, police said.
… assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and cruelty to animals.
Here’s the source, which includes a mug shot.