- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) - Police in the Portland suburb of Beaverton say they’ve arrested a homeless man accused of abusing his dog by punching it and biting the dog’s ears.

KPTV reports (https://is.gd/6S6bN4 ) that police responded Sunday after a witness called to report seeing a man lift a dog off the ground by its leash and walk off, holding the dog in the air.

When police located a man fitting the witness’ description they say he acknowledged punching the animal named Hobo in the stomach and biting its ears to assert dominance.

Police say 24-year-old John Medina was arrested for investigation of second-degree animal neglect and second-degree animal abuse. The dog was taken to the Washington County Animal Shelter for its safety.

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Information from: KPTV-TV, https://www.kptv.com/

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