In October, a pit bull belonging to Dotson attacked a senior citizen and his service dog, nearly killing the dog, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. As a result, Dotson was put on probation and ordered to turn over his dog to be euthanized.
According to prosecutors, however, Dotson had other plans.
Earlier this month, Dotson adopted Baby, a 15-month-old rescue dog, from the Cincinnati SPCA. Just two days later, officials say he returned to the facility with Baby posing as the other dog "so they would destroy an innocent dog that hadn't done anything to anybody."