CHICAGO — A 64-year-old Brighton Park man was arrested after he used fishing hooks to hurt his neighbor's dog, police said.
Douglas Markunas, of the 4500 block of South Troy Street, was charged with misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, simple assault, criminal damage to property and two counts of resisting arrest, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
Markunas was arrested after his neighbor found fishing line wrapped around his dog's legs and hooks embedded into its flesh, Estrada said. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Monday, Estrada said, though Markunas was not arrested until the next day.
At some point, the neighbor confronted Markunas, and the two got into an argument, Estrada said. Markunas allegedly made threats to the neighbor during the confrontation.
Police went to the block Tuesday night and arrested Markunas, who resisted and tried to pull away from officers before they could take him into custody, Estrada said.