As Avery Davis ran from Riviera Beach police officers Monday morning, he released his pit bull and directed the animal to attack the officers, according to authorities.
However, the dog apparently had other ideas.
Davisí pit bull bit him in the buttocks and tried to bite his head before Davis ran and hid in a nearby apartment complex, according to a police arrest report made public Tuesday.
The 26-year-old Riviera Beach man eventually was caught in the 1500 block of West 29th Street. He was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer and one count resisting an officer with violence. He remained in custody Tuesday at the Palm Beach County Jail.
The scene reportedly unfolded shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.
According to the report, police officers were in the area investigating a reported burglary in the 2300 block of Avenue S. Officers observed Davis, who matched the description of the suspect. He reportedly was carrying hair care products.

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