Cop barks like a dog to get hiding car thieves to surrender

A Washington state deputy tapped into his canine brain in order to catch a group of car thieves, The New York Post reported.

Deputies responded to reports of a stolen car and deployed stop stick while waiting for the vehicle. Even though the vehicle sustained flattened tires, the teens inside continued driving and deputies had to call off the pursuit. They later came across the vehicle which was still running but abandoned.

From The New York Post:

In a wooded area, one deputy spotted the group in a creek bed, according to bodycam footage of the incident.

“Stop, police! Don’t make us release our K-9!” the deputy can be heard yelling.

One deputy can then be heard barking like a dog, according to the video.

After the deputy imitated a dog bark multiple times, the four juveniles came out of the creek bed and surrendered.

“The kids actually believed there was a dog, and, in the end, they told the deputies, ‘Man, soon as I heard that dog, I gave up,’” Sgt. Darren Moss Jr. said in a video posted to the department’s Facebook.

Read the full report at The New York Post.

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