A 19-year-old man in southern Russia faces up to five years behind bars after drunkenly trying to sic a German shepherd dog on police officers — and then biting them himself.
The incident occurred Wednesday in a rural part of the Stavropol region, where police confronted a young man "in a state of intoxication" who responded by urging his dog to attack the officers, according to an online statement from local police.
The next day, when police took the man into custody over the incident, he "put up resistance" in the patrol car, breaking the rear glass and then biting the officers, the statement said.
The police officers had to seek medical treatment for their injuries. The man now faces administrative charges for hooliganism, accompanied by felony charges for assaulting police officers.