Policeman is like a dog – level 3

15-06-2016 07:00

A police officer has caught a suspect by yes, you guessed it, pretending to be a dog! PC Steve Hutton was chasing a man and barked at him so realistically everyone around thought he had a trained canine on hand.

“It’s unfortunate that the officer police dogs can’t be everywhere at the right time. And it’s just something that you think on your feet and you give it a go. Luckily, it paid off.”

It all started on the streets of southwest England on Thursday. PC Hutton and his team from Wiltshire Police were involved in a high speed chase on the M4 near Swindon.

They used stinger devices to bring the car to a stop and it worked. The four young people in the vehicle tried to flee but quick thinking and the unusual tactic stopped one man from getting away.

“About 20 seconds into the chase, I realised that I probably wasn’t going to be able to gain on him due to the distance he’d made on me. So I decided to try a tactic which I have tried years ago before. And that was to put in a challenge as if I was a dog handler and then give some fake barks.”

PC Hutton has been the subject of a fair few jokes since the incident but who cares if people think you’re barking mad if it means you get your man?

Difficult words: canine (a dog), on hand (with him), PC (police constable), stinger devices (tools with a lot of big sharp needles), flee (run away), gain (go faster), barking mad (very crazy).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com


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