Animal Crimes

Texas Woman Allegedly Punctures Police Dog's Face With Eyebrow Brush

When Abigail Martinez refused to exit her trailer after police asked her to do so, they sent in the dog—and it didn't end well for the poor pooch.

A woman in Texas jabbed a police dog and punctured its face while she was hiding, police said.

Abigail Martinez, 23, from the Houston area, was arrested on July 30, according to the Baytown Police Department.

Officers went to a trailer around 4 p.m. to serve a warrant on Martinez for outstanding felony drug charges.

When they got there, they asked around for Martinez and two people standing outside told them she was in the trailer. The officers heard noise from inside and asked Martinez to come outside. She refused, police said.

They kept trying to coax her out but couldn't, so they went and tried the door. It was unlocked, and they went inside. There was a man on the couch named Felipe Martinez, 40, police said, who was Abigail's uncle. They asked him to convince his niece to come out, but she still wouldn't do it.

Police decided they were going to try something else.

An officer warned Abigail Martinez that he'd release his dog, named X, if she didn't come out, but she didn't listen.

He let the dog go and the dog found Abigail Martinez hiding under blankets and pillows. The dog tried to pull her out but she jabbed at the dog with a pointy end of an eyebrow brush, which was about 5 inches long. Officers ran in and detained her, and it wasn't until later that the officer noticed the dog was hurt. The German Shepherd had two puncture wounds under both eyes. The officer took his dog (pictured below) to the vet for treatment, and the dog eventually returned to duty, police said.

 

Felipe Martinez was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants, while Abigail Martinez was arrested on the outstanding felony drug warrant. She was also charged with felony interference with a police dog. Both were taken to the local jail.

[Photos: Baytown Police Department]

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