Man Throws Puppy at Cops

When officers arrived to the home on Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach, they were attacked

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Dec 16, 2011  |  Updated 7:10 AM PDT
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A San Diego man tried to avoid arrest by throwing a live puppy at police officers.

When two SDPD officers responded to a loud noise complaint call on Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach around 11 p.m. Thursday, a man answered the door and immediately threw a Rottweiler puppy at the officers.

The man then attacked the officers, punching both in the face and head police said.

When the suspect refused to come out of the home, SWAT was called in.

A standoff lasted for two hours when officers decided to throw pepper balls into the apartment.

Tyler Torres, 30, was arrested and booked on charges of assault likely to produce great bodily injury and resisting arrest using violence police said.

One officer suffered a broken nose. The other has a mild concussion. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The puppy was not injured. 

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