A 19-year-old man Guatemalan pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally crossing the U.S. border and stabbing a Border Patrol dog in the neck, the Associated Press reports.
Luis Gilberto Cruz-Solis could be sentenced up to a year in prison next month.
He pleaded guilty to willfully and maliciously harming a police animal and to entering the U.S. illegally.
The Border Patrol dog, Dinie, was hiding in some brush while investigating people crossing the border illegally, the AP wrote.
The dog survived.