A Plainfield man who slammed a Naperville police dog's head with a car door has been arrested.
Douglas Carncross, 26, of the 21000 block of Edison Lane, was charged with injuring or killing a police animal, criminal trespass to a vehicle and resisting arrest on Aug. 21 after police observed him taunting the animal, who was inside a Naperville squad car, the Chicago Tribune reported today.
Police say the incident happened at about 1:45 a.m. in the 0 to 100 block of Jefferson Street in downtown Naperville. The K-9 police officer was dealing with a nearby altercation when Carncross allegedly began taunting the police dog named Sabek.
“He was sticking his face close to the cage, yelling and screaming at the dog and sticking his tongue out and making faces,” Naperville Police Sgt. John Westlove told the Tribune.
Carncross allegedly opened the car door to allow the dog to place his head outside and then slammed it on the animal when he saw the K-9 officer running toward the car, Westlove said.
The animal's mouth and gums were cut and bleeding, but the injuries were minor and treated by the officer, the article said.
As for Carncross, it apparently took two officers to "corral" him and place him under arrest, Westlove told the paper.