A Connecticut man was arrested after he allegedly sicked his dog on his daughter's mother during an argument over a tire, Middletown police said.
Police responded to a home on Highland Avenue around 9:15 p.m. to investigate a domestic complaint after Allen Joseph Walden, 42, of Middletown, and the 36-year-old mother of their 17-year-old daughter, got into an argument, police said.
The arraignment report says Walden was acting aggressively and the woman threw a tire at him, cutting his hand. Walden then hit the woman and she kicked down the door of his house to get their daughter, who had gone inside during the argument, police said.
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When the woman got into Walden’s home, he gave commands for his 50-pound dog to attack and the dog bit the woman several times until her daughter “ripped” the dog off, according to police.
Walden was taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct.
He was released on a $2,500 bond and is due in court this morning. It's not clear if he has an attorney.
The woman was treated at Middlesex Hospital and charged with disorderly conduct, which is a misdemeanor.