Florida police dog fired from force after biting 2 people

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police dog is being kicked off the force after biting a doughnut shop worker and an officer in separate incidents.

Officials say 4-year-old Renzo had been with the Coconut Creek Police Department for more than a year. The Belgian Malinois bit an officer in November while tracking a suspect. Last week, he burst out of a patrol car and bit a Dunkin’ Donuts worker in the calf.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1JtxY9e) reports Renzo and Officer Carl DiBlasi went to the doughnut shop Feb. 11 to meet a police sergeant. The sergeant approached the patrol car and began to pet Renzo. The dog lunged at her and DiBlasi struggled to restrain him. Renzo broke away and bit the worker who was nearby.

The retired dog will now live with DiBlasi.

 

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