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K-9 Officer Todd Maas and Blek pose for a photograph in the Government Center in Superior. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Man bites dog? Superior, Wis., police say yes

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A 21-year-old man accused of punching and biting a police dog with the Superior Police Department faces charges in Wisconsin.

Police say Brandon DeMario Shaw, 21, punched the left ear of the K-9, Blek, then grabbed both ears, raised the dog's head and appeared to bite the dog on the head during a pursuit on July 26. That was after Shaw emerged from a stolen car and tried to flee Superior Police Officer Todd Maas, according to the criminal complaint filed in the case.

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