Man who appeared intoxicated, taunts Racine Co. K-9 before being arrested

RACINE -- A man who authorities say appeared intoxicated also allegedly taunted a Racine County Sheriff's K-9 before later being arrested.

A deputy was monitoring traffic around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9th on State Highway 11 in the Town of Dover. He was watching traffic coming from the east when his K9, NOX, started barking. He turned and saw a male walking at an extremely fast pace going around the passenger side and front of the squad. Before the deputy could open his door, the subject was within inches of the driver’s side door. The subject’s lips were separated and he was baring and clinching his teeth.

The deputy exited his squad and tried to talk with the subject. Officials say the subject was hostile and refused to keep his hands out of his pockets. This incident was evolving so fast that the deputy was unable to close his squad door.

The deputy escorted the subject to the front of the squad and was getting ready to pat him down for weapons when the subject suddenly turned and pushed the deputy in the chest. This caused the deputy to slip on the ice. He was able to grab a hold of the subject.

At this time, K-9 NOX exited the still open driver’s door of the squad and assisted his partner by biting the subject in the left wrist area. The subject was taken into custody a short time later.

The subject was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was then taken to the Racine County Jail where he is being held on charges of battery to an officer and resisting arrest.