Police arrest man who allegedly had dog attack officer

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-12 15:37:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake Police arrested the man who allegedly had his pit pull attack an officer during a pursuit Monday morning.

A FOX 13 News tipster believed he spotted the suspect sitting on a bus bench on Foothill Drive and called 911, officials said.

Officers arrived with a K-9 team and Aaron Ray Thomas was arrested just before 9 p.m. on Monday without incident.

This is the second time in less than a month Thomas has been in jail due to his pit bull allegedly attacking someone.

On May 15, Thomas was arrested after he allegedly ordered his pit bull to attack a man in a motorized wheelchair.

The two had been involved in an argument and Thomas claimed the victim tried to run him over with his wheelchair.

Thomas is facing multiple charges including felony aggravated assault.