Papers filed in District Judge Dominic Cercone's office say 35-year-old Ronald Bliss and his girlfriend were in the parking lot of the Marche Club at about 9 o’clock on the night of August 17 to let his dog out of his car. Bliss told police when he let his dog out it ran toward another dog and its owner, who then kicked the dog. Bliss says he “snapped” and shoved the other man, who “may have” hit his head on a metal pipe. Witnesses say Bliss also punched the man in the face.
The victim says he didn’t kick the dog, and a witness agreed.
Police say the victim is the ex-boyfriend of Bliss’s girlfriend, and they believe the alleged assault had more to do with that than the dogs.