A Pittsburgh man has been jailed on $100,000 bond for allegedly yelling at and threatening a police dog.
23-year-old Kenneth King was walking by a K-9 police car when the police dog started barking.
Officer said that King yelled at the dog to shut up. In the police report, officers described King putting his hand on his pocket and threatening to “shank” the dog.
King was charged with taunting a police animal. He was put in jail and the judge set the $100,000 bond.
The district justice said: â€œA police dog is a police officer. There is no difference under the law. They are not pets and they are trained in the purposes of law enforcement and anyone who would taunt a police officer can be considered a threat to the community.â€
King’s parents think the charge is ridiculous and said their son has no criminal history and does not pose a threat to anyone.