Man unsuccessfully attempts to fight police dog

A cyclist carrying another bike on his shoulders caught the attention of a Saanich police canine officer around 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

A cyclist carrying another bike on his shoulders caught the attention of a Saanich police canine officer around 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

When the cyclist was approached by the officer, still in a police vehicle, the man threw the second bike at the car and bolted.

Within 35 metres, police dog Taz caught up to the suspect.

“The suspect then decided to try and fight the police dog, and the result was what you might imagine,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen.

The officer arrested and handcuffed a 27-year-old man, with no fixed address.

The suspect had bear spray, ammunition of various calibres, drugs, bolt cutters and identification in other people’s names in his possession.

He now faces charges of mischief, possession of break-in tools, obstructing a police officer, possession of drugs and breach charges for outstanding court orders. More charges could be laid in relation to possessing other people’s IDs.

kslavin@saanichnews.com