A Florida man told his pit bull to attack police officers, though the dog ended up attacking him instead.
Riviera Beach, Florida, police officers were investigating a burglary when they spotted 26-year-old Avery Davis, who matched the suspect’s description, the Palm Beach Post reported.
Davis, who was with his dog and carrying hair care products at the time, was told by officers to lay on the ground. He complied while hugging his dog.
Davis then changed his mind and shouted at the officers.
“Y’all gonna have to kill us,” he yelled, before getting up off the ground and running away.
Davis was hit with a stun gun, causing him to fall to the ground. He then got up and began to run again. He proceed to let his dog go from the leash, point at the officers and instructed the dog to, “Kill’em boy, kill’em.”
Instead of attacking the officers, the dog bit Davis. The pit bull bit him on his buttocks and attempted to bite him in the head. Davis then ran to a nearby apartment complex to hide, according to a police report.
Davis was found hiding under an SUV. He was hospitalized before and later released into police custody, the New York Daily News reported.
Davis was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and one count resisting an officer with violence.
Sources: Palm Beach Post, New York Daily News / Photo credit: Palm Beach Post