月曜日にヘルナンド郡の議員は、指名手配された男性の場所を知りました, 59歳のマイケルルイスとして識別, K-9ユニットの支援を要請しました, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office 声明で言った.
K-9 Justice and his handler Cpl. Steve Miller arrived at the residence and Miller announced himself before sending in Justice to find Lewis, 保安官事務所は言った.
Upon reaching a bedroom, authorities said Miller again announced their presence but received no response. Justice entered the bedroom and began circling the bed in an excited manner.
When Miller lifted the mattress, Justice stuck his head under it and a man screamed – Justice had first bitten Lewis’ face and now had the suspect’s right arm between his jaws, according to deputies.
The sheriff’s office playfully said the K-9’s strengths are his “Jaws of Justice,” while Lewis’ weakness is his “hiding ability.”
Lewis was taken into custody without further incident and taken to a hospital so his dog bites could be treated.
Lewis was charged with grand theft of motor vehicle and resisting without violence. He was being held on $ 3,500 bond at the Hernando County Detention Center.