November 14th, 2007

Man Bites Dog

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Police Dog Soty will be on sick leave for a while in Kansas City, USA.

Police Officer David Magruder was trying to arrest a taxi-fare dodger when the man resisted. The officer released his German Shepherd, Police Dog Soty, from the nearby police vehicle by remote control. The dog, doing its duty then bit the offender, who bit the dog back, almost biting off its ear!

The man was finally detained when other officers arrived and tasered him, not before he could bite Officer Magruder also. The police dog subsequently had his ear sowed back on by a vet.

My surprise in this stroy isn’t that someone bit a police dog, but that the dog was released from the van by remote control, like they have such devices? How fantastic is that. You turn up at a job whch doesn’t immediately require the dog, it goes pear shaped but you can’t go back to the van to get the dog, you just pull out a little zapper, press the button which unleashes the dogs from hell, brilliant.

We should be getting it in about 15 years then.

More at the BBC News website

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  1. Reactively Proactive says:

    It seems like a good idea as long as the dog goes for the right person once its out. If it needs to be done by remote, there is likely to be a bit of a scuffle going on. The dog will just clamp down on the nearest flesh, uniformed or not.

    I favour the watch like device which allows you to talk to your car and call it to your assistance. It even has a nice red light on the front that moves sideways when it talks back to you!

    November 14th, 2007 at 15:41

  2. whichendbites says:

    I wouldn’t mind one of them. Then again, I wouldn’t mind a dogvan like the knight rider car. Nice bit of ‘kit’ as they say.

    November 14th, 2007 at 23:16

  3. Officer Dibble says:

    15 years! Thats optomistic. Give it another couple at least.Considering there is always someone going to complain there is a 0.00001% chance of someone walking past getting their alarm,walkman, mobile or pacemaker seriously affected by the signal.

    November 15th, 2007 at 01:08

  4. Jan from fish forum says:

    Well, I always say that these dogs should be trained to kill, not to hurt. If the dog was trained to aim on neck or head, then they would have more respect than they have now. Sorry for my extreme opinion, but it is the way it should be. When I see guys or policemen training their dogs I can’t believe they’re teaching dogs to aim on arms. Because humans have usually 2 arms. Eliminate 1 and second is still free. What if there is a gun in the second hand? Dogs don’t know it.

    June 10th, 2008 at 20:32

  5. ACB says:

    I would like my front door to have a lock on like a car so I can remotely open it as I walk towards it, save fumbling for keys in the dark!

    June 7th, 2011 at 17:05

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