By Steve Beck

CLEMENTON, N.J. (CBS) — A man who skipped out on a restaurant bill ordered a dog to attack officers as they were attempting to arrest him, police said.

The incident began on July 17th when police say when 22-year-old Joseph Remar and two others left Teppanyaki Grill and Restaurant in Clementon without paying.

Two of the suspects were taken into custody immediately, but Remar ran to a friend’s home on nearby Millbridge Road.

While officers were at the Millbridge Road home talking to a resident, they say Remar was heard opening a door and giving an attack command to a dog.

Remar then ran and was able to escape.

The dog attacked an officer, biting him in the hand. After biting the officer, the dog was subdued.

It was later determined that Remar was at the Pike Motel in Williamstown.

Gloucester Township Police Officers, along with Monroe Township Police, found Remar in an upstairs room.

Police say Remar initially refused to follow the instructions of officers and a short struggle ensued. During the struggle, officers had to mace use on him. Remar was eventually taken into custody.

Remar is facing charges of Theft of Services, Aggravated Assault on Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. He is being held at the Camden County Correctional Facility on $25,000 full cash bail.

The officer, who suffered a significant injury to his hand, was treated and released from the hospital.

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