Man arrested for choking K-9


CLEARWATER, Fla. — Transient Donald J. Scott, 31, was arrested April 12 after allegedly choking a police dog.

Scott was charged with battery offense against a police dog and armed burglary. His bail was set for $25,500.

Around 3:50 p.m. Saturday, a bicycle patrol officer noticed a suspicious man in an abandoned restaurant at 1343 Cleveland St. in Clearwater, said Elizabeth Daly-Watts, Clearwater public safety spokeswoman.

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