Created: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:53:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:27:03 EST
A man believe to be under the influence of drugs bit a dog on Monday night in San Jose.
The bizarre arrest was caught on a cell phone video. The video shows a Santa Clara deputy, gun raised, attempting subdue the man. The man slashed a tire and smashed several car windows during the scuffle with the deputy.
He then proceeded to stab himself three times. None of his injuries were life-threatening, deputies said. The deputies released “Ski” – a German Shepherd police dog— which the man allegedly choked, punched and bit.
The dog suffered scraped paws and elbows in the fight but is expected to return to work soon.