US: Woman who made faces at police dog released

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June 7, 2007 18:27

A Vermont prosecutor dropped charges against a woman who was arrested for staring at and making faces at a police dog. Jayna Hutchinson was about to go on trial this week on charges of cruelty to a police animal and resisting arrest, but the case was dropped Tuesday. "I think it was going to be difficult to prove her conduct changed the dog's behavior," Orange County State's Attorney Will Porter said. "Most of the time (in harassment cases) people would come tell the court what it felt like. Dogs can't do that." Hutchinson, 33, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, was charged in July when police were called to a market to investigate a report of a brawl.


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