An Ohio man was arrested Sunday after he attacked a K-9, Ohio police said, Fox8.com reported.
Just after 3 a.m., Lorain Police Officer Craig Payne and his partner, Kriss, a German Shepard, were called out to an argument in a parking lot where a man was reported to have a gun.
Police identified the suspect as Willie Ramos. He allegedly took off running and manged to escape, Payne said.
Payne and Kriss eventually tracked the man down, and the dog picked up his scent at a church on Pearl Avenue.
"As I got there the suspect had sat up and actually had took hold of my partner's face and was squeezing it, and at the same time, with the other hand he was delivering multiple strikes, almost like hammer fist, to his head and too his body," Payne said.
Payne said Kriss was not letting go of the bite he had on Ramos’ leg, even as he was taking a beating.
"I told the suspect to let him go. He refused to let him go and ultimately I had to deliver a strike to the suspect myself in order to get it to stop," Payne said.
Payne said that after he punched Ramos in the face, he let Kriss go.
Kriss latched onto Ramos arm to keep him down so Payne could arrest him.
Police said Ramos was taken to the hospital before he went to jail.
Kriss was not injured in the attack and went straight back to work.
Ramos pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanors in court Monday, including assaulting a police dog.