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Police dog injured in Chili incident

A Greece man is facing charges after an incident in Chili last week.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies say they were called to Clubhouse Drive for reports of a man screaming and possibly several men fighting.

When deputies arrived, they observed Salvatore Tandoi standing in the middle of the street with his hands up screaming for help, saying people were trying to shoot him.

Deputies identified themselves as police officers but say Tandoi did not respond and kept moving his hands towards his waist. Deputies say Tandoi eventually turned around and backed up towards the officers but then screamed that he did not want to die and ran off yelling “help.”

According to police, Tandoi circled the neighborhood and approached deputies with an unknown object. They say he refused to comply with their orders and ran up to a home on Prestwick Crescent and began pounding on the door to get in.

Deputies approached Tandoi again but he kept reaching for his waistband while yelling about a gun.

He was eventually taken into custody. Deputies say a K-9 animal was injured in the process.

According to investigators, while Tandoi was running around the neighborhood, he broke a tail light to a parked vehicle.

Deputies say although Tandoi said several armed men had kicked in the door to a house he had been visiting, no evidence of that could be found.

Tandoi was arrested under the mental hygiene law and charged with resisting arrest and injuring a police animal. He was remanded to the Monroe County Jail.


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