Charges brought against Jayna Hutchinson of Lebanon, N.H., for staring at a police dog were dropped today. In yet another bizarre case of irrational police behavior, Hutchinson, 33, was arrested and charged with cruelty to a police animal by Vermont State Police Sgt. Todd Protzman.
Protzman had responded to a call made from Hutchinson because she had spotted a suspect that had assaulted her the previous day. Apparently Hutchinson had been drinking and Sgt. Protzman refused to assist her with her complaint.