Pleasant Prairie K-9 damaged squad, on 'desk duty'
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. - Pleasant Prairie police posted cute video Thursday, March 2 after K-9 Chase got himself into some trouble inside a squad car.
The "leaked video and photo evidence" shows a damaged seat in the squad, and Chase looking very guilty.
Police said Chase was upset while "Dad" was at the shooting range because he wasn't included. He forced his way past the locked gate, chewed the driver's seat and began honking the horn.
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"Chase is grounded for the remainder of the day and will need to work off the cost of the seat repair," police said.
Pleasant Prairie police, using the hashtag #dadismad, added: "We'd put Chase on desk duty while this internal investigation is open, but we're worried he'd chew up the desk."
‘Still a good boy’
In another Facebook post Friday, the police department announced it had closed its "internal investigation" after Chase sat down with Chief Smetana.
The post said Chase thought fellow officers were in peril and was just trying to get out of the squad to help. The evidence collected in the case backed that up, police said.
Internal affairs found paw prints and Chase's DNA on the radio and dad's cell phone, the post said. Chase said he tried to call for backup when he realized he was stuck inside, "but since he lacks opposable thumbs he was unable to do so." That's why he honked the horn. He clawed the seat trying to open the cage door.
"Chase is still a good boy," Smetana said in a post.
Thankfully, the K-9 won't be disciplined and his record will be cleared.