Sioux Falls Man Accused of Punching Police Dog at Arrest
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls man accused of walking away from a county jail and repeatedly punching a police dog during his arrest has been charged with drug possession, escape and assault on a law enforcement animal.
The Argus Leader newspaper reports that 26-year-old Aaron Allen Unzelman was given a furlough from the Minnehaha County Jail for a doctor’s appointment on May 14. He was being held on drug and burglary charges.
Authorities say he did not return from the appointment. The following day, an undercover officer set up a drug buy with Unzelman at a local restaurant. When he arrived, detectives walked in to arrest him.
Police say Unzelman ran but a police canine was able to catch him and hold him down, even though he repeatedly punched the dog.
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