Four-Legged Arrest: Police Dog Max Sniffs Out Alleged Offender Hiding In School Playground
A police dog named Max has been hailed a hero for sniffing out an alleged offender who was hiding in a playground at a school in Melbourne overnight.
Authorities were called to the school on Moreland Road in Coburg about 11.40pm Saturday following reports of a break-in.
Local police were joined by an officer from the Dog Squad who arrived with Max in tow.
Police said Max quickly got to work and managed to locate the 50-year-old man from Footscray who was hiding in the school playground.
"Max took a moment to pose for a quick photo before jumping back into the car and heading off into the night," Victoria Police said in a statement.
The man was arrested at the scene and is assisting police with inquiries.