Evanston police are investigating a case of an incident in downtown Evanston Friday afternoon that resulted in the knifing of a Springer Spaniel dog.
The animal, owned by a 76-year-old Evanston couple, was being taken for a walk at 820 Church St. when they were approached by a middle-aged man who asked if he could pet the dog, according to EPD Cmdr. Ryan Glew.
As the couple granted the man’s request, Glew said, he whipped out a knife and stabbed the animal in the leg, then ran off.
Glew said the African-American man, who looked to be in his Forties, was identified by the couple as about 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing about 170-180 pounds.
The dog was taken to an animal hospital, where it was treated for the leg injury and is expected to make a full recovery, Glew said.