A man fleeing police in the South African city of Durban bit both a dog and a police officer ordered to apprehend him, police said on Friday.
“The guy actually bit the dog. ... He was stupid because those dogs are trained not to let go,” Superintendent Danelia Veldhuizen of Durban police told Reuters.
The man ran from a house where he is accused of raping a young mother at knife-point on Thursday. The police dog unit was alerted to give chase. The man is expected to be charged with rape and robbery.
Veldhuizen said the man bit the policeman’s finger through to the bone, but the dog was fine.