A Wisconsin man was captured on video taking a chomp at a police K-9 during his arrest earlier this week.
Leland O’Malley, 44, resisted the arrest late Monday evening and then challenged the security dog when it snapped at him for failing to follow orders.
In body cam footage, released by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, the officer and K-9 are seen approaching O’Malley outside a Dover home located on LaFollette Street.
Police arrived at the scene after receiving a report about a stranger at the location that night.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office released body camera video showing the moment a suspect bit his K-9
Wisconsin man Leland O’Malley, 44, was in the midst of getting arrested by police who received a report about a stranger in Dover
‘Step out, right now!,’ the officer is heard ordering O’Malley, while the K-9 barks loudly at him.
O’Malley steps forward after the officer repeats himself. The officer then adds, ‘just don’t rush at me.’
O’Malley, pictured in his mugshot, has been charged with striking a police animal, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct
He warns the suspect: ‘The dog will bite you if you come after me and too close.’
Part of the exchange seemed friendly: ‘Just come out here a little more, you’re doing good. You’re doing great. Stay right there, stay right there,’ the officer went on, as the man stumbles his way, appearing disoriented.
O’Malley then keeps wobbling toward the officer, who starts yelling out at him again, ‘stay right there, stay right there! Stay back! Stay back! Stay back!’
The K-9 at that moment is seen jumping up on the man to defend the officer while the official continues shouting orders louder.
It seems O’Malley is pushed to the ground by the K-9. The suspect is then seen biting him.
The officer warned the suspect during the Monday incident: ‘The dog will bite you if you come after me and too close’
The K-9is seen jumping up on the man to defend the officer while the official continues shouting orders louder
‘Don’t bite my dog!,’ the officer screams in frustration. ‘Don’t bite my dog!’
The officer, later identified as Christopher Schmaling, told Fox 6 O’Malley did not appear to be in the ‘right state of mind’ at the time.
‘You can see on this video, he was clearly told this was going to happen. But he kept, kept advancing,’ Schmaling said.
O’Malley has been charged with striking a police animal, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The suspect is then seen biting the K-9 named Murphy while on the ground. The officer said the man did not appear in the right state of mind