A MAN tried to chomp on a police dog but had to be stitched up himself after the dog bit back.Police said they arrested the 31-year-old man at Berkeley, in the Illawarra region south of Sydney, last night following reports he had violated a restraining order.
Lake Illawarra acting inspector Jack Brown told AAP the man kicked so hard at the door of the caged police truck in which he was held that officers weren't sure the vehicle could restrain him, so they began moving him to another wagon.
"At some point he has kicked out at the dog and attempted to bite it, and the dog has responded in kind," Insp Brown said.
The wounded man was taken for further treatment to Shellharbour Hospital, then sent back to the police station.
He was then taken back to the hospital to receive stitches to his arm.
Insp Brown said the German shepherd was doing fine.
The man spent last night in custody and is to appear in Wollongong Local Court tomorrow on several charges related to damaging property, resisting police, contravening a personal apprehended violence order and committing an act of cruelty to animals.