A burglary suspect was taught a painful lesson in compliance recently when he was bit several times by a police dog who he tried to grab around the neck.
The incident happened in Edinburgh after officers were called to reports of a male who was seen breaking into sheds.
Before the arrival of the officers who responded to the 999 call, the male suspect left the scene.
But a general purpose police dog was soon hot on the trail of the suspected thief and ended up finding him cowering in some bushes on 1st May this year.
Officers instructed the male to remain still as they moved into a position that would enable them to place him in cuffs.
However, he ignored the officer’s instructions and instead tried to grab the police dog around the neck.
The dog wasted no time in responding to the male’s aggression and proceeded to bite him several times as officers placed him under arrest.
After being arrested, the thief was searched and was found to have a large hunting knife. He was arrested at the scene for various offences.
The male was taken to hospital and was treated for his injuries. Thankfully, the police dog was not injured.
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