Man Charged Over Incident That Left Dog Without Front Teeth
NSW Police have charged a man over an alleged incident that left a pet dog without his front teeth in Sydney's CBD.
A woman was walking her two dogs Sootie and Timmy in The Rocks at about 10pm on Tuesday night when she stopped to take a breather.
As she sat on a bench at the corner of Argyle and Kent streets, she was approached by a man whose dog began barking and growling at her pets.
When Sootie growled back, the man allegedly intervened and, during the chaos, the dog lost the front row of its teeth.
The man accused of being verbally aggressive before grabbing the woman's phone, throwing it on the ground and stomping on it before walking away, NSW Police said in a statement.
The woman reported the alleged attack to police.
Following the release of CCTV and a public appeal, officers arrested a 63-year-old man in Millers Point at about 6.30 pm Wednesday night.
He was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with malicious damage and offensive behaviour.
The accused was released on bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court in 2020.
Sootie is expected to make a full recovery.