SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Barbara police have detained a 22-year-old man they say crashed a wedding, then bit an officer and a police dog during a six-minute melee.
Sgt. Riley Harwood says police were called Saturday night after a stranger — who may have been on drugs — crashed the wedding at the Santa Barbara Carriage Museum.
Harwood says guests evicted him. But during a confrontation with two arriving officers, he punched one in the face and bit his shoulder, then bit a police dog on the leg. The confused dog also bit an officer.
Harwood says after he was handcuffed, the man attacked a third officer.
Two officers were treated for various injuries.
Harwood says the man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and will be arrested when he’s released.