Pinellas deputies have arrested a man they say burned one their colleagues on the nose.
And it wasn't just any colleague: they say it was "Axel," on of the agency's K9 deputies.
It happened when deputies were arresting a man who had broken into a home.
When they arrived and went inside the home, they say the man hit one deputy, and burned the dog with a cigarette.
Ryan James Packer now faces multiple charges, including battery against a police dog.
"Axel" is expected to be okay.
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