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New Jersey Man Charged with Punching Police Dog


Numerous charges have been filed against 22-year-old Angel Mendez who allegedly punched a police dog that helped apprehend him in northern New Jersey. As an officer sought to question the suspect due to several recent burglaries in the area, he fled the scene.

A K-9 unit with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office was sent to find Mendez, who was found a short time later, hiding under a porch. As he was being arrested, the suspect allegedly punched the dog. The police dog responded by biting Mendez in the thigh.

Mendez, who has no known address, faces four counts of burglary, aggravated assault of a police dog, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.

Mendez apparently has little respect for animals as it was reported by that during a recent burglary, he allegedly ripped off the heads of two pet birds belonging to the robbery victim.

Police dog photo is representative, not the actual dog involved in the story.

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8 years ago

Good for the dog, he should have bit his crotch

Adriana Goldsworthy
8 years ago
Reply to  crusader2010

You took the words right out of my mouth 😀

8 years ago

I hope that this beautiful dog bit the creep really hard and really high on his thigh! Way to go, K-9 hero!

Sarah Wong
8 years ago

I hate this breed of dog to start with there all the damn same even if your a kind person and try to raise them to be kind they always bite there humans or other dogs these dogs are what I call hell hounds only police should own a dog like this if I had to say what breed is better compared to a german shepherd I would say the pitbull is better but the only dogs I really trust 100 % are boxers there good heartted dogs and smart and good with kids and other dogs and people and other animals even small animals like cats or bunny’s . I would not hit a dog and that is bad .

8 years ago

That pretty dumb, you have a dog attack someone, and then charge the person for what is a natural self defense response. No reason for [email protected] pigs to use innocent dogs for their terrorist activities.


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