One of the local canine coppers made the news Friday when a woman was reportedly “possibly being held against her will” at a northwest Boise home.
The four-legged cop dog was sent in when the suspect refused to come out and promptly bit the female “hostage.” Police said the wounds were not life threatening. The suspect eventually was arrested on outstanding warrants.
Such incidents are not uncommon. A few years back one of the Boise PD dogs chomped down on a female city attorney in a wheelchair who was working late at city hall. Coppers were conducting a training exercise that time.
Then there was the dog that escaped from a patrol car and grabbed the family jewels of a man who was standing outside another patrol car handcuffed. He received a cash settlement and now sings soprano.
Of course to be fair to the dogs we have to mention the incident at the zoo where a tiger escaped out the back of a cage and attacked a female visitor. The cop shot the woman, but missed the tiger in that case. Police initially passed that one off as a “ricochet,” but later declared the copper a hero for scaring the tiger away with the gunshot since he was acting in good faith. Another cash settlement to cover the leg wound.
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