Brandon man charged with threatening family with mace, kicking dog

A 21-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a September incident in which he’s accused of threatening a Brandon family and kicking their dog.

Police said the family was playing with their dog around 7:30 p.m. on 26th Street North in Brandon, when an unknown man walked up to them and who threatened them with bear mace.

The man also kicked the dog, they said.

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The family was able to capture the incident on video, which led to the suspect’s arrest Monday afternoon.

The suspect is facing charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, possessing a prohibited weapon, and cruelty to animals.

He’ll appear in a Brandon courtroom Dec. 2.

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