- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a man who left his dog in a car pushed a Sherwood police officer and struck him in the head.

The 54-year-old man is facing charges of assaulting a police officer following the confrontation on Monday.

Police say the officer was called to a parking lot when someone reported a distressed dog. While the officer was speaking with the caller, the dog owner approached and became confrontational. The man allegedly pushed the officer in the chest and struck him in the head.

The officer was treated at a hospital and released. The man was jailed, and his dog was released to a family me.

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