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Man Who Stabbed Police Dog Will Spend 120 Days In Jail

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Roel Perez, dog stabbing,

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man who to stabbed a police dog in November 2010 will not serve any time in federal prison, but will serve 120 days behind bars at the Ramsey County Jail.

Roel Joseph Perez, Jr., pleaded guilty last month to a theft attempt that led to an incident where a Roseville Police dog named Major was stabbed.

Perez was sentenced Wednesday to one year and one day in prison, but if he doesn’t get in trouble while he’s on probation for the next four years, he won’t have to serve that time.

He will, however, still have to spend 120 days in jail and pay restitution to make up for the fact that major can no longer work as a police dog and had to undergo expensive surgeries.

The amount Perez will need to pay will be decided in the next 90 days.

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