Turn to 23: Man bit by Kern County Sheriff's K-9 after resisting arrest, dies: Deputies believe man was under the influence (Aug 29 2013) According to Kern County Sheriff's deputies, a man resisting arrest at a Walgreens store died, Wednesday, after being bitten by a Sheriff's K-9 during the incident earlier this month. On August 19, deputies were dispatched to the Walgreens on Mt. Vernon Avenue on a call about two suspicious Hispanic men who were inside the store "acting strange". Once deputies arrived, they found Ronnie Ledesma Jr., 39, who appeared to be showing symptoms consistent with being under the influence of PCP. When deputies attempted to arrest Ledesma, he became uncooperative, and that is when he was bit by the K-9. Even then, Ledesma continued to struggle with deputies, who said they had to use impact weapons and control holds to subdue him.