Officers with the Moreno Valley (CA) Police Department were attempting to arrest a man suspected of holding a woman hostage in his car when the subject reportedly tried to choke a K-9 with his own collar.
In video obtained by KABC-TV, the shirtless man can be seen violently resisting several officers attempting to take him into custody.
K-9 Herbie was deployed during the struggle.
The suspect—identified as 22-year-old Matthew Rubaclava—attempted to choke Herbie, who was later taken to a medical facility for evaluation.
Rubaclava was booked into Riverside County Jail on suspicion of false imprisonment, resisting arrest, domestic battery and attempting to injure a police service dog.
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