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OCEANSIDE, Calif. – An Oceanside man is accused of assaulting a police dog after a pursuit through North County and the scuffle was caught on video.

The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Chadron Scurry, was in a pursuit with Carlsbad police through North County before coming to a halt in the 1500 block of Coast Highway Wednesday.

Several people, including Israel Stone, recorded video of the traffic stop between police and the driver of a red truck. Stone's video shows Scurry refusing to exit his car despite several requests by police.

"Final warning driver - put your hands outside the window or you're going to get bit," an officer was heard yelling to the suspect.

After failing to follow the officer's repeated commands, the police dog was released and it jumped head first into the truck.  Scurry is heard screaming inside the truck.

Moments later, an officer opens the passenger side door of the truck. Scurry and the dog fall to the ground. An officer is heard yelling, "Get off my dog!"

Scurry was arrested and booked in the Vista jail. The extent of his injuries were unknown.

Scurry faces several charges including violating probation, stalking, evading police, harming a police dog and reckless driving.

What lead to the pursuit was unknown.


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