LAKE WALES, FL (WFLA) — Police say a Lake Wales man was naked when he stood in the doorway of his home and released his five dogs, allowing them to attack a small poodle that was being walked by a man.
The poodle is being treated at a local veterinarian for puncture wounds and possible internal injuries.
Lake Wales Police Department investigators say that Jackie Hammock, 72, had previously threatened Azard Baksh and called him a “Muslim Terrorist” while threatening to release his dogs to attack Baksh.
On May 16, police say Hammock released the dogs, two of which began to attack Baksh’s poodle. The two larger dogs were described as mixed-breed dogs weighing 60 to 70 pounds.
After releasing the dogs, police say Hammock went back inside his home and did not try to control them. His wife then called the dogs back into their home.
Hammock then allegedly opened the door and released the dogs a second time and the dogs again attacked Baksh’s poodle. Hammock’s wife then called the dogs back into the home, after which police say Hammock released the dogs a third time.
Police say that each time Hammock came to the door, he was completely nude, which was seen by a witness and another neighbor who refused to be identified.
Baksh told police he feared for the well-being of he and his dog.
Investigators say Hammock said that he did not come to the door nude, but when an officer asked him if he sent his dogs to attack Baksh, he said, “Oh yes sir, absolutely. I hate that terrorist pr**ck.”
Hammock was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, aggravated assault and exposure of sexual organs.
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