BAYTOWN, Texas – A Houston-area woman has been arrested after stabbing a police K9 under both eyes as officers tried to apprehend her Monday, police said.
The suspect, identified as Abigail Martinez, 23, had been wanted on an outstanding felony drug warrant when Baytown police officers approached her recreational vehicle, Corpus Christi’s KRIS-TV reported. Baytown is about 27 miles east of Houston.
Police said Abigail Martinez refused to come out of the RV, so officers opened the door, the Dallas Morning News reported. Police said they found Martinez’s uncle, Felipe Martinez, 40, sitting on a couch.
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Police said Felipe Martinez tried to get his niece to come out of the back room, but she again refused. Officer then warned her they were sending in a police K9, known as Officer X.
The dog found Abigail Martinez hiding under several blankets and pillows and attempted to engage her, but she stabbed the dog in the face with the 5-inch plastic handle of an eyebrow brush, police said.
“The K9 quickly located the suspect in the back bedroom area. And when the K9 went to approach the suspect, the suspect had a small piece of plastic, the handle to an eyebrow trimmer of some sort, and jabbed at the dog, striking the dog one time on each eye,” Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris said.
Martinez was arrested on a felony drug warrant and interfering with a police service dog. Martinez and her uncle – who reportedly had outstanding traffic warrants – were booked into the Baytown jail.
Officer X was treated at a local hospital for two puncture wounds under the eyes, before being returned to duty.