& # 39; He hit me like a truck! & # 39; Ohio Mayor breaks five ribs after being knocked down by an aggressive K9 police during a registered demonstration
- Mayor Tim Theaker agreed to participate in a police demonstration while showing off a new training center last Thursday
- The mayor gloved up to take a blow from a police K9 named Merkel, but did not expect the dog to attack with such force
- Several news cameras caught Theaker falling backwards on the concrete after the dog fell out to him
- The mayor sustained five broken bones during the incident, but was back at work on Monday
- The Republican is currently campaigning for a third term as mayor of Mansfield, with the elections being held on November 5
An Ohio mayor broke five ribs after a registered demonstration with a K9 police went terribly wrong.
Mayor of Mansfield, Tim Theaker, 66, showed a new training center in town last Thursday when he agreed to a hit by a police dog named Merkel.
For the news camera & # 39; s with rolling films, the politician gloved while he waited for Merkel to approach.
However, the dog used a lot of power to attack, moved wildly towards Theaker and aggressively grabbed the glove.
The mayor tumbled backwards and fell on a concrete path, causing him to suffer the painful injuries.
Frantic police officers who watched the demonstration ran quickly to the mayor while the pup kept pulling on the glove.
The incident was recorded by several news cameras from different angles and the footage was broadcast later FOX8 Cleveland.
Theaker later went to the hospital where scans revealed his five broken ribs.
The hard-working mayor was back in his office on Monday, where he gave an interview with the local news network.
& # 39; It was panic, & # 39; Theaker recalled.
Pan It was panic because he hit me, I mean, he hit me like a truck with a truck and just hit me back and hit me and as soon as that happened I felt the ribs or give something and it was me in panic was to come up again & # 39 ;.
Mayor of Mansfield, Tim Theaker, 66, showed a new training center in town last Thursday when a demonstration with a police K9 went horribly wrong
The incident was recorded from various angles by multiple news cameras & # 39; s and the footage was later broadcast on FOX8 Cleveland
The politician further revealed that he immediately had breathing problems.
"When I fell, I didn't get my breath, I tried to breathe hard and I just couldn't breathe and I thought I felt something giving", he told the station.
It takes another eight weeks for Theaker's ribs to heal, but the mayor has no time to remain seated.
Theaker is currently campaigning for a third term as mayor of Mansfield in the upcoming elections on November 5.
The republican was elected to the office for the first time in 2011, before being re-elected in 2015.
Theaker is currently campaigning for a third term as mayor of Mansfield in the upcoming elections on November 5
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