Man Facing Charges After Punching Police Dog
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A man is facing a number of charges including reckless endangerment and hitting a police animal.
Police said Jean Philogene of New York violated a PFA on Monday.
When they tried to pull him over near Mount Pocono, officers said he forced a patrol car off the road and got out of his van.
During a foot chase, investigators said Philogene punched “Niko,” a K-9 officer in the head.
Niko and his handler eventually caught the suspect who is now locked up.
Niko is okay.