Sunday, June 05, 2016

Policeman barked like a dog to arrest suspect

A policeman barked like a dog in order to fool a suspect and arrest him. PC Steve Hutton and other Wiltshire Police officers had tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle travelling over the speed limit in Swindon.

A "stinger" device was used to stop it and the four occupants fled on foot. PC Hutton said he chased one of the men and decided to shout that he had a dog, adding a "few fake barks", which made the man give himself up.

"He stopped and we got up to him before he realised there wasn't a dog and he was arrested," he said. "By the look on his face you could see he was a little bit disappointed with himself.

"Some people on the shift think I should now do a dog-handler job without the dog." The man arrested has since been released without charge, but police are still investigating the incident.

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