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Warren Police officer uses pepper spray on 'vicious' dog

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According to a police report, a Warren Police officer used pepper (OC) spray to defend against a "vicious" dog Monday. 

When the officer arrived at Jackson Street he saw the dog tethered to a 30-foot chain, barking at an elderly man seated in a vehicle. He said the animal was highly aggressive and would not allow the man to exit the vehicle. 

The officer drove his cruiser into the yard and used his air horn to startle the dog, who back away but did not leave. 

He said he then pepper sprayed the dog after it charged him. 

The officer said after spraying the dog several times it became aware of the painful stimuli, and as a result, the officer was able to back the dog up and secure it to a fence. 

The dog's owner was issued a summons for vicious dogs. 

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