Cops: Men punched police dog, horse
Shanon Adams, Yeorgo Kapiris charged with misdemeanor battery to a police animal
Police arrested two men accused of punching a police dog and a police horse in unrelated incidents.
Both Shanon Adams and Yeorgo Kapiris are charged with misdemeanor battery to a police animal.
According to an arrest report, police arrested Adams at Compass Realty, located at 200 Front Street, about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, following a call about a burglary.
When officers arrived at Compass Realty, they found a broken window and bloody hand prints on it.
Once inside, police released an K-9 officer and followed him upstairs to find "Adams, wearing only shoes and socks, punching K-9 Cyress in the head."
"He (Adams) stated he knew he was in trouble for breaking into the building but was unsure why he did it," read the police report. "Adams stated he had issues with sleep walking and that he often woke up in strange places after drinking."
Adams is also charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
About 3:45 p.m. on Smathers Beach, police say Kapiris approached an officer riding a police horse and punched it in the neck. He was arrested.