In an ironic turn of events, a “toothless man” met the bite of a police canine after fighting with officers Sunday night.
Officers were dispatched to a report of an unwanted guest near Primo’s Pizzeria at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday night. The individual, who was missing “lots of teeth,” was reportedly vandalizing plants in front of the business and appeared to be under the influence. When an employee confronted the man, he fled toward a nearby gas station.
While conducting a search of the area, an officer located the suspect, identified as 46 year-old transient Iver Hilde, in a nearby parking lot. Officers attempted to detain Hilde when he physically resisted and fought with the officers.
During the struggle, Hilde was attempting to retrieve an object from his pocket and after being warned to desist, the K9 unit Rony was used to subdue him. According to Danville PD spokesperson Geoff Gillette, the item Hilde was trying to retrieve was later determined to be a homemade weapon.
Hilde was taken to Eden Medical Center for treatment following the altercation.
He is charged with resisting arrest, resisting an executive officer, vandalism and probation violation. Gillette says further charges may be forthcoming.