Police Dog Catches Teen Gumball Thief in Australia
A swift police dog saved the day when it helped catch a teenager, who broke into a gumball machine and stole money from a charity fountain in Harbourtown, Australia. Talk about taking a bite out of crime!
According to Adelaide Now, Two teens, ages 16 and 18, were spotted by security officers at the West Beach shopping center at 1:30 a.m. The security guards began to chase the two boys, but only caught one.
The police were called to help apprehend the other teen, and when they arrived, the mall was blocked off. Officers used a police dog named Cody to help find the second teen. Both troublemakers were each charged with three counts of property damage and theft.
Police dogs are used for many tasks, including public order enforcement, search and rescue and detection. The most popular breed is the German Shepherd, although Boxers, Labrador Retrievers, Bloodhounds and Rottweilers are among other kinds of dog used, as well.
This isn't the first time we've heard about an amazing canine. Last year, a dog saved two brothers from a house fire in Indiana. Do you own or know an exeptional dog?