When Coyote Attacked Girl Police Officer Grabbed Animal Trying to Kill It

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Off-duty Irvington officer Arcangelo Liberatore and his wife were getting their own children safely into their car when he heard screaming, saw the attack and doubled back, according to the Journal News.

As King-Petrellese repeatedly punched the coyote, Liberatore – a martial arts practitioner – jumped on top of it, clutched its neck and slammed its head on the ground.

“I just sat and tried to squeeze the life out of it,” Liberatore told WNBC. “But it was pretty resilient.”

Mount Pleasant police arrived and shot and killed the animal.<<<Read More>>>