FORT MYERS, Fla.— Kilo, a canine cop with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Myers, was attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect last Friday June 12, when the 25-year-old man, Leferein Lenord Bell, grabbed Kilo. He wrapped his arms around Kilo’s neck and pinned the dog down with the full weight of his body.
The Sheriff’s office described what happened on their Facebook page.
“As deputies attempted to stop Bell, Kilo’s body went limp and Kilo passed out. Deputies attempted to physically stop Bell and pull Kilo away; however Bell continuously pulled Kilo and continued to wrap his arms around Kilo’s neck.”
But, like out of a summer action flick, Kilo woke up, biting Bell on his left arm and wrist, allowing the deputies to restrain Bell, and take him into custody. Kilo sustained a cut to his left eye and nose.
Bell was arrested and charged with multiple offences, including using a deadly weapon on a police animal.
Despite some facial swelling, Kilo is back on patrol and ready to serve. Go Kilo!