Everybody hurts. No crime was solved.
In the otherwise normal town of Georgetown, South Carolina, a sheriff's deputy who was investigating a burglary ended up using a stun gun on his own K9 after the police working dog bit a cow, which then charged at both the property owner and the deputy, reports the sheriff's office.
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In a statement [Link], Georgetown County sheriff's deputies say they responded to a burglary call in the Pleasant Hill community Wednesday afternoon, when the K9 brought to the scene became "distracted" and bit a cow that belonged to the owners of the property.
The officer responded by stunning the dog to prevent serious injury to the cow, said the statement posted on Facebook.
From the Associated Press:
The dog was taken back to the cruiser, and none of the people or animals involved appeared to be seriously hurt, The Greenville News reported.
At the end of it all — it was determined the original burglary call was unfounded, the statement concluded.
More at the USA Today-owned Greenville News:
SC deputy tazes his own K-9 after the dog bit a cow on an unfounded burglary call