Tampa K-9 Nabs Murder Suspect, Then Retires

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A 7-year-old K-9 named Chino ended his career with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office by capturing a murder suspect.

Deputies were chasing 29-year-old former professional wrestler Brian McGhee Wednesday night when his car crashed into a guardrail. When McGhee refused to obey orders, Deputy Jason Allen sent Chino into the car.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1aMYTbh ) reports Chino leaped into the open door and pinned the 280-pound suspect, who was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash and apprehension. He was later arrested and remains in jail without bail.

Chino worked for five years at the sheriff's office. He's retiring early due to leg problems and fatigue on the job.

Allen recalls Chino's first day on the job when he nabbed a burglary suspect.


Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com

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