Police: Man Punches Naugatuck Police Dog

The Waterbury man was running away from officers after being involved in two car accidents, police say.


A Waterbury man punched a Naugatuck police dog after the dog tracked him down when he tried to flee the scene of a car accident Saturday morning, police say.

Jermaine Farrar, 29, of 577 Columbia Blvd. Ext., was involved in a single car accident on Bridge Street at 2 a.m. When police arrived, he put the vehicle in drive and sped away, police said.

 He drove the car on the wrong way down Water Street and crashed again on Maple Street, police said. He then got out of the car and started running away, police said.

 The canine, a German Shepherd named Vane, ran after Farrar and located him in the area, police said. Once he did, Farrar punched the dog, police said. The dog is OK.

Farrar was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, cruelty to animals/intentional of police animal, disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer. He was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond. His court date could not immediately be verified.

Marianne Jelley February 05, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Hope this moron thinks twice before he punches out a K9 again. Vane could have taken his face off. Actually, I don't care if he thinks twice.
doris noel February 05, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Good doggie.
Sandy Marcal February 05, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Providing essential life saving body armor such as a bullet/stab protective vest is the priority of our cause. THankfully K9 Vane will have a ballistic vest soon, thanks to very generous donors. Sandy Marcal, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Falls Villager February 05, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Not a smart move, anyone who knows anything about police dogs would know that getting punched would only piss them off an get them to bite harder!
Cathy Hennessey February 05, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Should be thrown in jail just for hitting that dog. No bail leave him there
Raymond Barrett Sr.M February 05, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Should be charged with assaulting an officer!
Richard S. Churchill February 05, 2013 at 05:27 PM
I would hope this idiot's first stop was the ER for stiches!
Pamela Chesnas February 05, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Sandy, that's awesome! Are there programs for K9 officers that offer citizens a way to donate/help?
Marianne Jelley February 05, 2013 at 07:28 PM
I agree that the perpetrator should be charged with assaulting a K9 Police Officer. Vane, as young as he is, is trained EVERYDAY to act exactly as he did. I hear he's fine and back on duty.
nanna February 05, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Hey how come he wasnt charged with assualt on an officer isnt Vane considered to be part of the police dept?
barb February 05, 2013 at 10:16 PM
what a good dog, thats my kind of dog, he better think twices next time dam idiot
Molly Woonsocket February 06, 2013 at 01:11 AM
I don't like to hear about any animals being hurt, let alone one that is trained to protect U.S. citizens....throw the dog in the cell with him...(for about a half hour)
carol dubois February 06, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Why can't I leave comnents
Molly Woonsocket February 06, 2013 at 04:02 PM
You did Carol....
citizen February 06, 2013 at 05:52 PM
You left a comment about leaving comments.
citizen February 06, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Here's the "man" http://www.sorarchives.com/citydirectory/CT/Waterbury/Jermaine_Farrar_598589
Scott Slauson February 07, 2013 at 01:46 AM
I would rather he be charged with assaulting a Police Officer .... This is actually law in many towns and states for a K9 . These dogs go through very tough training and it is not only costly yet extremely productive in the results. These dogs or K9 units attached with their handler do very remarkable things in criminal apprehension, bomb detection, drug detection and to many other things to list. I would like to pledge full protective gear for our K9 units at no cost unless they have already been provided.
Molly Woonsocket February 07, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Oh yeah, he a "real cutey" he is, RISK OF INJURY TO PRIVATE PARTS OF SOMEONE UNDER 16!!! throw away the key please!!!


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