WATCH: Police dog takes down drug suspect who thought he could run and hide!

Greenville County Sheriff Department in South Carolina released a video of an incident where a police dog took down a suspect who thought he could run and hide from police. It really didn’t work out well for him at all.

It first begins with a short chase, but I’m cuing it up to the part where the K-9 deputy takes over at 5:30. There’s also some officer narration to explain a few things as it happens. And there’s a wee little bit of language, so be warned:



A lot of the stuff we post is political so I thought this would be a nice change of pace.

The one thing that struck me about the video was that dog did not want to let go of his perp. He finally did, on command, but it took a little convincing by his K-9 deputy.

This is why you don’t run from cops because it’s almost always worse when you did, in a myriad of ways.

If you haven’t guessed, this is an open thread. So here’s your complimentary Dodo video of the day:

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70 thoughts on “WATCH: Police dog takes down drug suspect who thought he could run and hide!

  1. Love all the dogs! The brave police dogs and the rescues that find forever homes! Have a great weekend everybody! :heart:

  2. I’ve always wondered how police dogs know who to attack. Obviously to track the guy they needed his scent, but how can they get that…like in this case? The guy was running from them the entire time.

    Someone school me, lol.

    1. @kong1967 ….continued….I actually just looked this up. They really don’t know other than cues by the handler and actions by the perp. While I was searching I saw the question “do police dogs get paid?” Uh….dude.

        1. @jazzee Probably, but that wasn’t the question. The answer literally explained how the dog basically got compensated…not the handler. It was dumb.

      1. I wonder what would happen if they didn’t act like a suspect, but acted causally. Would the dog still know?

  3. Mikhail, good boy getting that bad guy with the nasty drugs! I was bitten by a German Shepherd when I was a kid. Those are no joke once they get a hold of you!
    Okay, Snafu is a good dog name, I have to say. Those rescue stories always make me tear up a little because my heart hurts for the animal but also because there are wonderful people who rehabilitate them. Snafu looked a little overweight by the end of the video so good for her. She won the lottery.

    1. @squirrelly A German Shepherd bit me on the shoulder when I was 5. Took quite a while to lose my fear of dogs.

      1. A neighborhood friend’s GS got my upper left arm when I was 8. I watched the meat leave my arm. Lots of stitches. People are surprised when I tell them the scar is from a dog bite. Doesn’t look like one except for one tooth mark on one end of it. Thankfully, my arm looks normal except for the scar.

      2. I remember when I was a kid, this little runt of a dog attacked me for no reason. I had to jump on someone’s car just to get away from the little monster. Totally freaked me out as a kid. Now I would have just given it a swift kick.

  4. Dogs ROCK in every possible way. Working dogs? Don’t mess with them because you’ll be sorry. ^5 And thank you for Snafu’s story. Made my day. (sniff)

  5. My guess was that it was a German Shepherd, took awhile to even see the dog, I think I was right, video was kind of poor. We own a German Shepherd named Eli, they are the best breed IMHO. Sorry to be off topic, just a huge GSD lover!

  6. My guess was that it was a German Shepherd, took awhile to even see the dog, I think I was right, video was kind of poor. We own a German Shepherd named Eli, they are the best breed IMHO. Sorry to be off topic, just a huge GSD lover!

  7. I LOVE watching the cop dogs get the thugs……love dogs wish every cop had one
    best partners ever………….go get ’em BITE those criminals yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  8. In the Military Police, this would be a very serious matter. Any dog that does not immediately obey an order to engage, or disengage, is taken off the road, indefinitely, and subject to review, along with the handler. A dog deemed unreliable and/or dangerous, and not a candidate for retraining, chances are, could be scheduled for termination. One such dog, in my experience, Ringo, was deemed to be completely unreliable, and a threat to the Military Police, as well as to subjects, meriting termination, after attacking his handler, Sgt Kruzel, and seriously biting him. We believe the dog had brain damage, from an earlier incident, and should not have been allowed back in service.

    1. That is so old school…now we have to porvide her a mate…but first we have to decide if she is cisgender…bi-gender…transgender…or quad gender…

  9. I LOVE watching the cop dogs get the thugs……love dogs wish every cop had one
    best partners ever………….go get ’em BITE those criminals yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  10. Love all the dogs! The brave police dogs and the rescues that find forever homes! Have a great weekend everybody! :heart:

  11. I’ve always wondered how police dogs know who to attack. Obviously to track the guy they needed his scent, but how can they get that…like in this case? The guy was running from them the entire time.

    Someone school me, lol.

    1. @kong1967 ….continued….I actually just looked this up. They really don’t know other than cues by the handler and actions by the perp. While I was searching I saw the question “do police dogs get paid?” Uh….dude.

      1. I wonder what would happen if they didn’t act like a suspect, but acted causally. Would the dog still know?

        1. @watchman Good question. Maybe not if the handler didn’t give the cue. They did say something in the video about making sure people stayed inside. Could be either to avoid the perp or the dog. Maybe both.

        1. @jazzee Probably, but that wasn’t the question. The answer literally explained how the dog basically got compensated…not the handler. It was dumb.

    1. Just like any group, there are good and bad people so not really surprised. I commend the guy that thought of this. I would never have thought of it being a tool for entrapping a predator. That’s pretty nifty.

      1. Yea, me too. Gotta admit, it’s got my mind spinning with possibilities on how we can use this against anyone in a position of legal/governmental authority.

        If I could push Enter on a system that would broadcast every dirty little secret and every iota of scrap they desperately tried to keep private of every single person that works for the government, I absolutely would. From the file clerk in the bureaucrats office to the POTUS.

        That should be the price of government work. You lose it all. Show how much you want to serve your country by surrendering every ounce of your privacy to do it. I’d livestream their friggin’ rectal exams.

        Sure would keep the shitbags, grifters, abusers, and criminals out, wouldn’t it.

        1. I’d be happy if we could just find out which scuzzballs we’ve bailed out in Congress with that hush money. And a rectal exam for the Clintons would be nice.

  12. Mikhail, good boy getting that bad guy with the nasty drugs! I was bitten by a German Shepherd when I was a kid. Those are no joke once they get a hold of you!
    Okay, Snafu is a good dog name, I have to say. Those rescue stories always make me tear up a little because my heart hurts for the animal but also because there are wonderful people who rehabilitate them. Snafu looked a little overweight by the end of the video so good for her. She won the lottery.

    1. @squirrelly A German Shepherd bit me on the shoulder when I was 5. Took quite a while to lose my fear of dogs.

      1. I remember when I was a kid, this little runt of a dog attacked me for no reason. I had to jump on someone’s car just to get away from the little monster. Totally freaked me out as a kid. Now I would have just given it a swift kick.

        1. @watchman It seems like everytime I ride in the country and forget my pepper spray, a dog comes after me. If I have the spray or am armed, they leave me alone. How do they know?

      2. A neighborhood friend’s GS got my upper left arm when I was 8. I watched the meat leave my arm. Lots of stitches. People are surprised when I tell them the scar is from a dog bite. Doesn’t look like one except for one tooth mark on one end of it. Thankfully, my arm looks normal except for the scar.

  13. In the Military Police, this would be a very serious matter. Any dog that does not immediately obey an order to engage, or disengage, is taken off the road, indefinitely, and subject to review, along with the handler. A dog deemed unreliable and/or dangerous, and not a candidate for retraining, chances are, could be scheduled for termination. One such dog, in my experience, Ringo, was deemed to be completely unreliable, and a threat to the Military Police, as well as to subjects, meriting termination, after attacking his handler, Sgt Kruzel, and seriously biting him. We believe the dog had brain damage, from an earlier incident, and should not have been allowed back in service.

    1. Just like any group, there are good and bad people so not really surprised. I commend the guy that thought of this. I would never have thought of it being a tool for entrapping a predator. That’s pretty nifty.

      1. Yea, me too. Gotta admit, it’s got my mind spinning with possibilities on how we can use this against anyone in a position of legal/governmental authority.

        If I could push Enter on a system that would broadcast every dirty little secret and every iota of scrap they desperately tried to keep private of every single person that works for the government, I absolutely would. From the file clerk in the bureaucrats office to the POTUS.

        That should be the price of government work. You lose it all. Show how much you want to serve your country by surrendering every ounce of your privacy to do it. I’d livestream their friggin’ rectal exams.

        Sure would keep the shitbags, grifters, abusers, and criminals out, wouldn’t it.

        1. I’d be happy if we could just find out which scuzzballs we’ve bailed out in Congress with that hush money. And a rectal exam for the Clintons would be nice.

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