On March 24th Deputy Mark Elsaid of Lee County in Florida was on a regular patrol. He wasn’t expecting to make a new friend that day, but he sure did.
He spotted a pit bull on the loose. He didn’t have a leash and neighbors in the area told him that they were concerned that he could harm some of the local kids.
Named Red, the pit bull turned out to be far from aggressive as he happily ran to Elsaid’s patrol car and said jumped to the window to say hello. It turns out Red slipped through the gate at his owner’s home and decided to go for an adventure and perhaps to find a new human to play with.
“[The pup] didn’t want to terrorize the neighborhood, he just got out of his gate, and just wanted to go and be friends with everybody,” Tiffany Wood, one of the office’s public information officers, told HuffPost.
On their Facebook back, the Lee County Sherriff’s Office wrote, “Upon arrival, the deputy discovered that this wonderful dog was just out looking for friends to play with. After sufficient play time and fun, deputies were able reunite the dog with his owners.”
Wood also shared with HuffPost that the office wanted to share this story to showcase the work their officers do as well as help fight the negativity that surrounds pit bulls.
Luckily, Red found himself a friendly officer to indulge in his playful behavior and then escort him home to his awaiting owners.
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