Can we say disturbed.
A blind man who allegedly bit his guide dog has been charged with animal cruelty.
David Todd is accused of sinking his teeth into the animal’s head in a busy street, Scottish police said Thursday.
A police spokesman said: “Any attack on a defenseless animal, particularly one trained to help people, is appalling.”
An eyewitness reported seeing the 34-year-old bite the dog and kick it repeatedly at a shopping mall on Feb. 8, a spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Police said.
Officers arrested the suspect on Feb. 10 and charged him with animal cruelty and breach of the peace, the spokeswoman said.
Police took the Labrador/retriever mix into protective care and handed it to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
Colin Gallagher, a district team manager for the association, said: “This is the first case of its kind I have known of in 11 years in this job.”