Eyewitness Video Arrest and Dog Bites on Venice Paddle Courts


This just in from yesterday:

June 27 2014
Two police officers approached a man who had pitched his tent by the paddle courts in Venice CA. The tent had been there for several days and the police had allowed it to stay.

They had the man sit down while paperwork was filled out. When one police officer put on rubber gloves, the man stood up and was heard to say “You are not touching me” and began to walk away.

The police officers called the man to return, but he took his dog and began running through the paddle courts.

The police officers gave chase and one officer tackled the man. The dog became aggressive, and for some reason it was ushered into one of the paddle courts where it began attacking the players.

The players, who seemed to know the man being detained by name, managed to hold the dog.

At this point the video captures the rest.

One man was bitten on the arm, another on the leg. The players refused to give their names to the police and seemed to be siding with the detained man.