A Florida family’s dog is getting high praise from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The dog, a black mixed breed named Georgio, tackled one of two suspects who were fleeing from the police on Thursday night.
According to Click Orlando, Mario Figueroa was getting ready to enjoy a fire in his backyard when the men ran through. Figueroa told the news station, “All of a sudden I hear the dog tackle a guy in the yard, a gentleman runs by me and I hear one of them say, ‘Get the dog off me.'”
On November 10, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office posted video of the take down and a few words about the “good boy” responsible for the tackle:
WHO’S A GOOD BOY?
Even the pets of Volusia County have our backs. Watch as this very good boy defends his yard against intruders.
The fleeing suspects in this video were driving a Camaro with a stolen tag last night. They also were carrying several baggies of heroin, cocaine and about $2,000 in cash between them. They’re in the Volusia County Branch Jail this afternoon.
Figueroa has high praise for his rescued dog:
“Yeah, he took him down like a professional police dog. He’s pretty awesome. Georgio just took care of me. He’s a wonderful dog.”
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