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Incident Report for Case #2013-254037

Incident Type

Arrested Person

Incident Date

08/17/2013 - 1:47 AM

Address

400 block N. Frances St.

Arrested

Victoria R. Patterson, age 22, Sun Prairie, WI
Suspect was arrested for Harassment of Police and Fire Animals.

Victim(s)

MPD K9 Slim

Details

A Sun Prairie woman was arrested early Saturday morning for repeatedly harassing MPD K9 Slim. Slim was alone in the back of a parked squad car while his handler responded to a nearby call, in the 400 block of N. Frances St. The officer could hear Slim barking and "sounding extremely agitated." She returned to see what was happening and saw a 22-year old woman putting her face close to Slim's. The woman cupped hands on each side of her face and began barking into what separated her from the police dog – a squad car grill. The officer went to talk with the suspect. She refused to identify herself and said she was only "talking" with Slim. A private security guard approached and told Slim's partner that the woman had actually gone barking several times up to the squad window, even after he told her to stop. The officer told the suspect it is a crime to harass a police dog and that she was now under arrest. The officer says she routinely parks downtown while responding to calls, and this was the first time in 2 years that someone repeatedly taunted Slim. 

Released 08/19/2013 at 10:16 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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