The Green Bay man accused of stabbing a police K9 appeared in Brown County Court Wednesday afternoon.
Sai Vang, 30, is facing one felony charge – causing an injury to a police/fire animal, and two misdemeanor charges – disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer. The charges stem from an incident Sunday night where Vang allegedly stabbled K9 Pyro multiple times.
The altercation happened on the 1300 block of Western Avenue, where police had arrived after responding to a phone call from Vang. According to the criminal complaint, Vang had called 911 and said he had a gun and was going to shoot his father. Additionally, Vang threatened to shoot officers if he saw them approaching. After police came to his residence, Vang came outside, and after Vang ignored multiple commands to surrender, the officers deployed Pyro. Pyro then bit Vang, after which Vang stabbed the dog multiple times. Officers then tasered Vang, incapacitating him, before bringing him into custody.
Pyro was sent to an animal hospital, and is recovering, following multiple surgeries.
It was later confirmed to police that Vang has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
At Wednesday’s court appearance, Vang’s bond was set at $10,000 cash. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for next Wednesday.