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Plainfield Man Busted for Taunting, Injuring Naperville Police Dog

Police say Douglas Carncross was taunting the animal and cut its mouth and gums when he slammed a car door on its head.

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.

Dawn Gee August 24, 2011 at 08:51 PM
What a tool.
Lori Janiec August 25, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Don't they consider this "assaulting an officer"? I thought if you did something like this it was as if you punched a police officer...in essence, that's what a K-9 unit is. Or maybe this is the more POLITICALLY correct way to word it? Either way, this is just wrong. Thankfully, the injuries to the animal were minimal.
G. Hoffman August 25, 2011 at 09:47 PM
How sad that the offender had no better opponent than a restrained police dog. Cowardess runs deep. Under 3.01. Cruel treatment 3.01. No person or owner may beat, cruelly treat, torment, starve, overwork or otherwise abuse any animal. Punishment: Any person convicted of violating Section 3.01 of this Act is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. This Act needs a paragraph supporting the punshment for extreme stupitity as previously mentioned.
Lisa S. August 25, 2011 at 11:32 PM
They should have let the dog apprehend and subdue him ;-)
Lori Janiec August 25, 2011 at 11:34 PM
*applauds!* hahahahah! Good one!
Lori Janiec August 25, 2011 at 11:35 PM
Yes, I would think this is the MINIMUM. However this pooch was part of the K9 unit and therefore considered an officer of the law. Assaulting him is the same as assaulting his human counterpart.
Karen Lyons Kalmenson August 26, 2011 at 06:30 PM
lock this sorry sucka up, and then arrange for a brain implant, as that empty skull ain;t doing anybody any good:(
Denise Williams August 26, 2011 at 09:04 PM
Hopefully, they transported this guy in the back of the squad, in handcuffs...with the dog. Now that would be justice.
Susan Milewski August 27, 2011 at 06:22 PM
love your post ! does this jerk have the word " L-O-S-E-R " spray painted across his face. or is this wishful thinking on my part.
Lori Janiec August 28, 2011 at 01:47 AM
Odd, the cameras seem to be down....
Larry Valenzio August 29, 2011 at 11:17 AM
They shoulda let the dog loose on his ass... See how tuff he is then.... Just sayin

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