A 37-year-old man accused of stealing toilet paper and a vacuum cleaner from an office in Milwaukie, Oregon, was stopped by a deputy's K9. Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies responded to the office ataround 2:30am on Tuesday.
They say a suspect was spotted inside the office trying to hide, after allegedly throwing items over a nearby fence.
Deputies say the suspect wouldn't come out of the building, so they sent in K9 Kilo to try to find him.
A struggled ensued between Kilo and the suspect, who attempted to stab the dog several times with a large samurai-styled knife.
Deputies quickly disarmed the suspect, identified as 37-year-old TImothy Allen Nelson, and arrested him for burglary, attempted assault of police animal, interference with police animal and resisiting arrest.
Officials say he attempted to steal a vacuum cleaner, DVDs and toilet paper.
Nelson was on parole for burglary at the time.
Kilo, who has began service in 2009 was unharmed in the incident. Nelson sustained a bite on the arm and was treated at a local hospital before being taken to the Clackamas County jail.