UPDATE: Dog-bitten, half-naked alleged intruder charged

UPDATE @ May 27 2018 | A man has been charged over a bizarre break and enter in Southport, that ended with him copping a dog bite on the arm.

It’s alleged the 27-year-old entered a Scarborough Street unit around 3pm on Friday, before undressing in the bathroom and performing an indecent act.

He then ran off and was tracked down by the Dog Squad in nearby Little Norman Street.


Police allege the man failed to comply with directions given by officers and, as a result, sustained a bite from the police dog during his arrest.

He was taken to hospital for treatment of a dog bite to his arm.

Police have now charged him with one count each of enter dwelling with intent, possession of dangerous drugs, obstruct police, failure to take care with a needle and indecent acts with intent or insult or offend.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

EARLIER @ May 25 2018 | A MAN said to be high on drugs has been bitten by a police dog in a dramatic arrest on the Gold Coast.

It’s understood the man allegedly broke into a stranger’s unit in Southport shortly after 3pm on Friday and bizarrely started stripping off his clothes.

A woman called police after finding the man in her bathroom but instead of hanging around, the intruder took off, half naked.

Multiple police crews rushed to the scene and used a sniffer dog to track the intruder.

He was reportedly found hiding in a toilet behind another unit block a short time later.

It’s understood the suspect was bitten on the arm by the police dog during the arrest.

Police told myGC the man has been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment and is likely to undergo a mental health assessment.

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