Police Department Investigates Dog For Break Room Lunch Theft
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and one police department in Michigan is realizing just how true that is.
As it turns out, one of their very own police dogs is under investigation for theft!
The Wyandotte Police Department posted about the investigation on Facebook explaining that K9 Officer Ice is currently under investigation for stealing.
In the post, they wrote:
“Stealing is not only a crime but it is morally wrong too. Some jobs, like that of being a police officer, require you to take an oath prior to starting. Within the officer’s sworn oath is the promise to protect person’s property. ”
They went on to say: “…it saddens me to report that a current officer of the Wyandotte Police Department is under investigation for stealing! The incident happened two days ago at the station. Ofc. Barwig was eating lunch in the breakroom when he was called to assist with a person in the WPD jail. He quickly jumped into service, leaving his half eaten lunch on the table. A short while later Barwig and another officer returned to the breakroom only to find Ofc. Ice leisurely strolling out of the room licking his chops. Barwig’s entire lunch was gone….disappeared, vanished!”
Officer Ice “invoked his fifth amendment right to remain silent” and was “not cooperating with the investigation.”
They ended the post with a mugshot of Officer Ice and a note that he has a “history of rummaging through trash cans that are within his reach. There have been several other accusations of him taking food right from coworker’s hands as they walk by.”
In a follow-up post, the department announced that they’d be dropping the charges and investigation due to popular demand.
They said, “Dozens of attorneys have offered to defend Ofc Ice pro- 🦴- o! We have been threatened with massive protests if we move forward with our investigation and/or charges. Plus the overall public just doesn’t believe he is guilty. No video has been produced. That being said Ofc Ice will not face any internal discipline or criminal charges.”
What’s more is that someone from the community went out of their way to bring Officer Ice his own lunch so he wouldn’t need to steal someone else’s. The person also brought a tray of sandwiches for the human officers as well so everyone could have a nice meal.
It’s nice to hear that Officer Ice won’t be persecuted. Hopefully he learned his lesson!
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