A man and his dog were tased following a disturbance in Chicopee Thursday morning.
Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News 36-year-old Nathan Marrin has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in connection with the incident.
Wilk said officers were called to the area of 133 Frontenac Street for a report of a man outside screaming at 7:15 a.m.
When they got there, Wilk said Marrin was in the pacing in the road with his pit bull, while staring at the sky and kicking a damaged mail box.
Marrin allegedly refused to put his dog away when asked, and became increasingly agitated.
An officer deployed her taser after Marrin charged at her, Wilk said. He allegedly continued to resist after being tased, but was eventually taken into custody.
The dog was also tased after Wilk said he began to growl and walk toward the officers.
The dog was taken into custody by the animal control officer at Thomas J. O’Connor.
Animal Control Supervisor Hannah Orenstein told 22News the 85-pound pitbull “Max” had his taser prong removed Thursday morning by vet staff at TJO’s clinic.
She added that Max appears to be in good health and is social.
Orenstein told 22News Max will be vaccinated and licensed before he is released. In the event his owner does not pick him up, Orenstein said staff will evaluate Max and he will become a TJO dog.