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December 11, 2013
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Cops TASER naked Utah man who bit police K-9

27-year-old Erasmo Garcia-Serna faces a felony charge of injuring a police animal and three misdemeanors

Associated Press

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A Utah man accused of running naked and biting a police K-9 is facing multiple charges.

Court records show 27-year-old Erasmo Garcia-Serna faces a felony charge of injuring a police animal and three misdemeanors.

Garcia-Serna's attorney Catherine Kezar did not immediately return messages seeking comment Tuesday.

West Valley City police say an officer found Garcia-Serna running naked and yelling in a Costco parking lot on Oct. 28.

Police say Garcia-Serna flexed his muscles and fists "in a threatening manner" and approached the officer, who released his K-9.

Officers say Garcia-Serna started biting the animal on the neck and did not stop until he was stunned with a Taser three times.

West Valley City Deputy Police Chief Mike Powell says the K-9 and Garcia-Serna had minor injuries.

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