Aug 13 2014

Man Charged With Assault For Yelling Profanities At Police Dog


A 60-year-old Ohio man has been arrested after concerned witnesses called the police to report a man walking his bicycle down the street and looking like he was “about to collapse.”

Kevin Glovinsky (Photo Credit: Port Clinton Police Department)

Kevin Glovinsky (Photo Credit: Port Clinton Police Department)

When police arrived, they report that the man – Kevin L. Glovinsky – seemed unsteady, so they asked for identification and offered to arrange for him to be transported. Police state that he smelled strongly of alcohol and had pinpointed pupils. He refused their help and refused to provide identification, so they arrested him. During the arrest, police reported finding two pill bottles. One contained marijuana, and the other contained prescription medication.

Once transported to the station, the Glovinsky allegedly began “tormenting a K-9 officer” by yelling profanities at a police dog sitting in the back of a nearby cruiser. Spike the dog apparently became agitated and barked his dismay, landing the man a misdemeanor charge of “assaulting a police dog.” Also among his collection that night were misdemeanor charges of “possession of dangerous drugs,” possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, and drug abuse.” Glovinsky allegedly also yelled profanities at his arresting officer, but was not charged for assaulting a law enforcement human.

After the incident, Glovinsky was transported to the Ottawa County Detention Facility.

Assault on a law-enforcement canine is a relatively common charge. Last week, a Delaware man being sought for a violation of probation was charged with resisting arrest and second-degree assault when a he hit a dog who had been released to fish him out of an attic. A suspected drug dealer in Connecticut was also arrested and charged last week after kicking a police dog that was biting his leg. In July, another man was indicted on charges of resisting arrest, fourth-degree aggravated assault on a police officer, and one count of “fourth-degree purposeful infliction of harm owned or used by law enforcement” for kicking a dog twice in the side during an altercation of unknown origin.

None of the dogs sustained any injuries.

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