VIDEO: Guy Punches Officer, Then Learns Hard Way That Cop Has K9 Partner

Newburgh Police K9 Lee helped his partner, Officer Roman Scuadroni, apprehend and detain a man armed with a knife.

Newburgh, NY – A Newburgh police K9 on Sunday assisted in the apprehension of a suspect who had just punched his human handler in the face (video below).

The incident occurred on Nov. 24 after 31-year-old Tony Mann entered a driveway in the 300-block of Washington Street and threatened the occupant with a knife, according to a statement from the Newburgh Police Department.

Newburgh Police Officer Roman Scuadroni responded to the report of unwanted trespassing and found Mann still pacing in the driveway.

A cell phone video of the incident filmed by one of the people who called police from that address showed Mann standing in the driveway in front of the police SUV waving his arms and taking up a fighting stance.

Officer Scuadroni approached the suspect and attempted to talk to him, but observed that Mann appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic, according to the press release.

The cell phone video showed that seconds after the officer approached the suspect, Mann punched him in the face, totally unprovoked.

But the officer didn’t return the punch and instead, calmly took a step back and released his partner, K9 Lee, from the back of his vehicle.

K9 Lee grabbed Mann’s arm in his mouth and assisted Officer Scuadroni in taking the suspect to the ground, the video showed.

The officer’s backup arrived less than 30 seconds later and the additional officers helped to get the resisting suspect under control and into handcuffs.

Only then did Officer Scuadroni disengage his partner from the suspect’s arm.

Police said Mann was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital because he was under the influence of a narcotic and for treatment of minor injuries suffered from the dog bites.

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Officer Scuadroni suffered minor injuries to his mouth and both thumbs, including cuts, the press release said.

Police recovered the folding knife at the scene that Mann had used to threaten the 911 caller.

He was arrested and charged with trespass, third-degree assault, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and second-degree menacing, according to the police department.

Watch K9 Lee assist his handler in the apprehension in the video below:

Comments (141)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

great work by Officer K9 Lee!!!

I'm waiting for the BS claims of excessive force because the k9 was used, however the simple factor is if the suspect hadn't assaulted the officer with a sucker punch, none of this would have happened

sturnman22
sturnman22

The K9 got a good chew - which is always impt. Another thug behind bars!

Buzz17
Buzz17

Way to go, K9 Officer Lee & Ofc. Scuadroni! I wish every officer who'd like to have a K9 partner could have one! Hopefully that idiot got a wake-up call he'll never forget & learn from!

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

I ain't sceered of no damned dog mutherfukker.....OW, OW, SHIT, OW, LET GO OF ME, I DIN DO NUFFIN.....lol

Motorhommie
Motorhommie

LOL! Oh that’s gonna need stitches!

wegreene
wegreene

Good boy, Off. Lee!!

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

It is the best video I have seen today 🤣

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

It seems Officer Lee was not too happy about having his partner sucker punched in the face.

crystal2
crystal2

Good Job!!!

Hlnadr
Hlnadr

Is there some reason those guys filming couldn’t help. Society today stinks

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Now THAT is share worthy!

Wvmtneerfan
Wvmtneerfan

Great job to the K-9 and to the officer for keeping his composure n letting the K-9 get him to the ground. Great job all around, cop haters can't hate on that one. Stay safe officers💙🖤

brenda3463
brenda3463

I guess he will think twice before taking a swing at an officer.

nunyadamnbiznezz
nunyadamnbiznezz

Happy K-9 snack time!!! Bet that A-hole won't be using that arm for a long damn time.

mauiisl
mauiisl

Far better "play date" than spending time at the dog park.

Good doggie!

Da$
Da$

He did bring backup, good ole Officer Lee! So ya wanna b a chew toy?

Robertchez
Robertchez

Wouldn't that have been great if the dog just ate the perp?

yelyana
yelyana

Officer Lee enjoys his job - tail wagging during the whole take down. Gotta love Fur Missiles!

LW65
LW65

Now wait for the "he was mentally ill, homeless, misunderstood," Wrong answer, you struck a police officer, your consequences are courtesy of K-9 Lee

Good dog!

Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear

Reminds me of my K-9 partner, Sam. Sam was all business, especially if you attacked me!

Shallymar
Shallymar

Dog deserves a steak!

gfc1963
gfc1963

That dog did not want to let go did he??!! He's saying to himself 'okay motherfucker you want to hit my partner, I'll bite your fucking balls off. Grrr!!!!'

Tmmf0715
Tmmf0715

The savages recording! This world has gone to shit. This office handled this so awesome. Cool and calm. His partner was outstanding. I hope a trip to the ER was needed! POS!! I’m sure he’ll be out walking the streets soon however, he’ll end up behind bars long term eventually. Trash like that doesn’t change. I hope that beautiful puppy got a juicy steak for a good day at work. Thank you officer. Stay safe always.

Jlna5434
Jlna5434

Good Boi!!!!! nice work!!!

Son of a Cop
Son of a Cop

"Police said Mann was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital because he was under the influence of a narcotic and for treatment of minor injuries suffered from the dog bites." Maybe "Minor Injuries" as compared to having his arm torn off. K9 Lee's jaw crush and twist power levels look pretty high and we can expect that Mr. Mann is wishing that he hadn't challenged K9 Lee's human partner!

marinecorps5857
marinecorps5857

great job love the men and women in blue

Eagle Spirit
Eagle Spirit

Good Boy!!!! I love 4 legged animals..Not the 2 legged..

leeotis
leeotis

it seems the guy couldnt take a hint to leave, then proceeded to taunt the cop then bam sucker punch then bam getting all chewed up like a chew toy I wonder if he squeaked

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Who's a good boy!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Bite and pull, bite and pull. Damn, that hurt just watching it!

1033GO
1033GO

“He should have brought back-up!” ...Dude, he had plenty of back-up for the situation with having his K-9 partner! Good job!

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!! Did I just laugh about this? YES I DID, it was funny as o hell !!!!!

BooBoo1
BooBoo1

Fantastic!!! Love those dogs and their training!

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Awesome! Good puppy!

Ironusher
Ironusher

You got to love the Fir-Missiles !

Ironusher
Ironusher

Get some, puppy !

Ironusher
Ironusher

Sharpton's calling his house right now !

Tucker John
Tucker John

dumb a$$……………….

Daughter
Daughter

Outstanding officer lee!!! Best friend a partner you could have. And our officer is safe good work guys!!!💙🙏

RetiredRocklandCop
RetiredRocklandCop

And this City (Newburgh NY) is one of the most crime ridden cities in NY State. The city council last week voted to lay off 14 cops and 15 firemen.
Good job Officer Scuadroni ! and K9 LEE!

hisj0y2you
hisj0y2you

Good dog! Great teamwork. #backtheblue

Ann63
Ann63

Good job! Wonder if perp will ever hit a cop with that hand again.

BlueJDN
BlueJDN

The cammers were asking why the cop didn't come with backup? I'd say the K9 was his backup!

Tony Zee
Tony Zee

I know this k9 PO personally...City of Newburgh is a very violate city. #1 in NY. #9 once in the US.!!! Anyway the POS Mayor just laid off 15 cops and 14 FF.s the place is understaffed already! Any police chiefs who need cops theres 15 brothers and sisters who need a job Jan 1.

dgalanek
dgalanek

Gahboy !

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

What an excellent breed German Shepards are for this kind of work. Lee showed lots of good training staying on the outer limbs. Other capable breeds would not have been as reliable and attacked soft and vital areas to latch on and tear from behind. Perp was lucky it was a highly trained K9. Such good work by the handler.

MyRottiesandme
MyRottiesandme

I also would have enjoyed if he pulled a Harrison Ford and shot the bastard dead, but this way he avoids all the bullshit that comes with it.

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

Great officer. Didn't lose his cool after getting sucker punched by swamp thing. Presence of mind to give dog pal a fun training session. Loved this video except for the fact that dirtbags behind the camera did nothing.

TJN4BLU
TJN4BLU

COMPLY! No Respect anymore! Get what you deserve.

Dave_the_Teacher
Dave_the_Teacher

This was better than a tasing ........... of course he could have tased him too