Man bitten on penis by police dog now off to jail
A SUNSHINE Coast man who was bitten on the penis after he allegedly punched a police dog in the face will spend at least three weeks in jail after being arrested on fresh charges.
Zane Thomas Smith faced Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday after allegedly breaching his original bail conditions.
The 23-year-old from Peregian Springs made headlines last month when bitten by the police dog during his arrest.
Police had been searching for him for several days after he was allegedly involved in a robbery and an assault of a woman in Mooloolaba.
He was tracked to a home in Pomona, where the police dog found him hiding in a cupboard.
The injuries to his penis required microsurgery and a week in hospital.
When he eventually faced court on charges including serious assault, drug possession, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and obstructing police, Smith was freed on bail on the condition he report to police.
He is alleged to have breached those bail conditions and fled to the Hervey Bay area, where he committed other crimes.
On Thursday, magistrate Graeme Tatnell remanded him in custody until at least October 31.
"I'm not sure why you came to Hervey Bay, but I can assume it's because you didn't want to be found," Mr Tatnell said.