K9 bites man accused of stealing woman's iPhone


ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Authorities have identified the man who was bitten by a K9 police dog while eluding police in the woods after he allegedly hit a teen in the head and stole her iPhone Saturday night.

Alpharetta authorities said 18-year-old Christopher Deven Daye, of Riverdale is charged with robbery by intimidation or force and obstruction.

The 17-year-old victim was walking in a crosswalk on North Point Parkway and North Point Court when Daye allegedly hit her and stole her phone, police said.

She ran into a Ruby Tuesday to call 911 while the suspect ran away from the scene.

A K9 officer arrived quickly enough to see Daye escaping and ordered him to stop, but he ran into the woods near North Point Mall, police said.

Officers found Daye in the woods and told him to show his hands and surrender. When he refused, officers sent a K9 dog into the woods after Daye. The man was bitten once before he was put into custody and taken to a hospital.

Daye was reported missing from Ohio last September. Police said they will contact the agency that reported Daye missing.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.