Charges dropped in police dog taunting case

January 17, 2008 5:39:11 AM PST
A Pittsburgh man accused of taunting a police dog is no longer facing criminal charges.

Allegheny County prosecutors dropped a felony charge of taunting a police dog because 23-year-old Kenneth King has completed anger management charges.

Police say King taunted and threatened to kill Benny, a German shepherd. King says he yelled at the dog because it barked and startled him when he walked past a police vehicle.

King spent nine days in jail in October in the case because he couldn't post $100,000 bail.