PARMA, Ohio– A man is accused of running from Parma police and punching two K-9s.
Police said when they tried to pull over the man Tuesday night for a traffic violation, he took off on Pearl Road, crossing into Cleveland.
Parma officers followed him to the eastbound ramp of I-71.
They said the driver turned into the Burger King parking lot on Carnegie Ave. and ran off.
Parma police released its K-9s– Felix and Tyson– to catch the suspect.
While police were taking him into custody, they said he punched both K-9s in the head several times. It does not appear that either K-9 was injured.
The man was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center to be treated for bites to his upper body.
He was released from the hospital and is being held in the Parma Jail.
Police say the 41-year-old had a substance, believed to be cocaine, on him.
Criminal charges are expected to be filed.