A police dog accused of stealing a sandwich from a fellow officer has escaped wuff justice after he was put on trial in the court of public opinion – and found not guilty.
The K9 called Ice, serving with Wyandotte Police Department, Michigan State, USA, allegedly could not resist it when an officer ran from the room to tackle an emergency and left his lunch behind.
As a result, when victim Officer Barwig realised his sandwich was dog gone, he decided to turn his K9 partner in on suspicion of theft.
Newsflash obtained two statements from the Wyandotte Police Department, one dated 12th January and a second dated 18th January.
In the first statement, the police said: “Stealing is not only a crime but it is morally wrong too. Some jobs, like that of being a police officer, require you to take an oath prior to starting. Within the officer’s sworn oath is the promise to protect person’s property. “
Then they added joking: “That being said, it saddens me to report that a current officer of the Wyandotte Police Department is under investigation for stealing!
“The incident happened two days ago at the station. Ofc. Barwig was eating lunch in the breakroom when he was called to assist with a person in the WPD jail.
“He quickly jumped into service, leaving his half-eaten lunch on the table.
“A short while later, Barwig and another officer returned to the breakroom only to find Ofc. Ice leisurely strolling out of the room licking his chops.
“Barwig’s entire lunch was gone…. disappeared, vanished!
“Ofc. Ice has invoked his fifth amendment right to remain silent and quite frankly is not
cooperating with the investigation.
“He has a history of rummaging through trash cans that are within his reach.
“There have been several other accusations of him taking food right from coworker’s hands as they walk by.
“WPD will consider our Facebook followers opinions on how to proceed with this investigation.”
And in the second statement, the police said: “Dozens of attorneys have offered to defend Ofc Ice pro- [bone emoji] – o!
“We have been threatened with massive protests if we move forward with our investigation and/or charges.
“Plus the overall public just doesn’t believe he is guilty. No video has been produced.
“That being said Ofc Ice will not face any internal discipline or criminal charges.
“Matter of fact one of his local supporters, Lunch Wyandotte, dropped him off a custom made sandwich today because they felt like he wasn’t being fed enough. Side note, they threw the officers a tray of sammies too!”
It appears that ‘Officer Ice’ will escape without any charges, with the police department ending their statement with: “The public has spoken. #nochargesforIce”
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