Norris Daniels Arrested & Charged with Third-Degree Felony for Barking at Police Dog

Norris Daniels arrested and charged with third-degree felony for barking at a police dog.


There’s always a crazy story in the news on a daily basis, but this one takes the cake. Norris Daniels, a Princedale, Pa., man, was sentenced to jail for barking at a police dog. Monessen police said Daniels, also known as “Big Dog,” was taunting a police dog named Ibo in the back of a police cruiser. He kept barking after an officer told him to stop. According to The Pittsburgh Channel, Daniels said he was barking at some nearby pit bulls, not at the police dog. This is laughable, but Officer Brian Vitale told Channel 4 Actions News that it is a serious matter because the animals become unpredictable when they are angered. Illegal taunting of a police animal is a third degree felony.

Daniels agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to two to 12 months in jail by a Westmoreland County judge, who immediately paroled him. He had been jailed since his arrest on January 27, because he could not post bond. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.