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Deputies: suspect burned K9 with lit cigarette

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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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