West Haven, Conn., Officer Scott Bloom
was on patrol with his K-9, Onyx, near the Rite Aid on Elm Street early
Thursday morning, when he noticed Roderick Lewis walking toward him. Lewis
yelled out, "I need a bag of dust," referring to angel dust, or PCP,
according to police.
Lewis, 23, walked toward the officer and reached into his waistband, police
said, and the officer grabbed Lewis's arms and told him to stop. That's when
Lewis punched officer Bloom in the face, according to police.
Onyx, the police dog, jumped from Bloom's cruiser and attacked the suspect,
latching onto his leg, according to police. But then Lewis did his own
chomping, biting into the dog's side, police said. Lewis didn't let go until
the officer was able to pull him off the dog, police said.