Perro, a K9 dog with the Fountain Valley Police Department, was beaten, while the help of officers from the arrest of a suspect.
(Fountain Valley Police Department)
A California police dog took a few lumps for the team after the jump in action Wednesday to help officers make an arrest.
Fountain Valley police Officer Bill Hughes and his German shepherd K9 partner with the name Perro, were on the way to a training when they saw a suspect running from a Riverside police officer, the Orange County Register reported.
Hughes and his furry companion got out of their car and rushed to help the officer who had the suspect on the ground.
Fountain Valley police dog hit as Riverside officers chase, try handcuffed man https://t.co/FLPRe6jnxV pic.twitter.com/cMbJL8HXrs
— O. C. Register (@ocregister) March 14, 2018
“At one time he had a collar but his hand was,” Fountain Valley police Sgt. Kham Vang told the newspaper. “Due to the fact that he was resisting, Perro, was used to control the suspect, but the man continued to resist.”
The suspect struck Perro several times and also tried to suffocate the dog, the paper reported.
The man was finally silent and fascinated. The suspect was booked on various felony charges,” police said.
Perro was checked by a vet, and apart from a small injury near the eye was deemed “A-OK!,” the paper reported.
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