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Bungling police dog is FIRED for slacking off work to play with trash ...
The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 5, 2014 | Alexander Klausner

Posted on 02/06/2014 5:27:06 AM PST by Uncle Chip

when he was supposed to be looking for drugs

A police dog in Mississippi has been fired from the force, after finding playing with soda cans more interesting than drugs busts.

Police in Gulfport will be sending the Belgian Malinois dog back to the training facility he came from as Fred was found to be 'slacking off'.

Just two years ago, the city of Gulfport paid $12,000-$13,000 for Fred which included training at a facility in Kaplan, Louisiana.

Fred was trained at K-9 Unlimited in Kaplan, a school thought to be excellent for turning out well-trained and hardworking dogs.

Chief Leonardo Papania told The Sun Herald that although Fred is more than capable of sniffing out drigs, he can sometimes get distracted.

He said that situations have come up where Fred will be searching a building, but see a soda can and start playing with it instead of finishing the job.

The police department tried sending Fred back to school to train the distraction out of him, but nothing seemed to work....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: codeofsilence; doggieping; dogswillbedogs; donutwatch; doublestandard; itsapolicething; k9; k9unit; policedog

1 posted on 02/06/2014 5:27:06 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Sounds like our lab, Millie..... but instead of soda cans, it is tennis balls for her.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 5:30:45 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Uncle Chip
To drug sniffing dogs, it is a game. Find drugs and get a treat. But their training must be on going. Pretty much daily. I suspect the problem is not Fred, but Fred's handler.
3 posted on 02/06/2014 5:33:30 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Uncle Chip

Only Coke cans?


4 posted on 02/06/2014 5:34:05 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Well Trained, but a “Free Spirit”.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 5:37:20 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Uncle Chip

My golden, “Glory” is weird with the empty plastic water bottles. She will bite on them repeatedly making that crackling sound. She’ll do that for a minute or so and then she will bite real hard and pop the bottle. Then she’ll remove the plastic cap with her teeth, and then remove the little ring around the neck. She always does it in that exact order. Then she leaves it and goes on to whatever she thinks her next task is.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 5:39:39 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Hey I guess I have two police dogs.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 5:40:04 AM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: Uncle Chip

Does he still get his pension?


8 posted on 02/06/2014 5:41:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Uncle Chip

Its because Fred is black and the police are racists.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 5:46:07 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Fred must have heard about ObamaCare and decided to be “liberated” from his job.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 5:48:36 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Uncle Chip

He’s on strike due to the routine shooting of his breed as sport for cops. That and he’s acting out the usefulness of his coworkers.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 5:57:34 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Maybe the drugs were stashed in the soda cans.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 5:59:12 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: left that other site

Translation = Whoever used the budget to buy the dog is either no longer there or in disfavor. A government anything never fails unless it’s intended to for a reason.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 6:00:11 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Were the Coke cans?


14 posted on 02/06/2014 6:00:46 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Uncle Chip

At last! 99 weeks of unemployment. Now he can help the economy.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 6:03:20 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: blackdog

It’s a LOT of Money!


16 posted on 02/06/2014 6:06:34 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Tupelo

Yup.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 6:08:08 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Uncle Chip

So I guess the dogs are union members now too? Oh wait, that can’t be the case...they wouldn’t have fired him.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 6:12:23 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Uncle Chip

Looks like he has a spirit much like my Pitador and Great Dane, who love to do doggie WWE on my bed at bed time.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 6:21:37 AM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: left that other site

The money was budgeted, and now we need to keep it in the budget, so we need a new dog! That’s how it works.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 6:24:46 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

doggieping


21 posted on 02/06/2014 6:25:42 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: blackdog

Indeed.


22 posted on 02/06/2014 6:27:38 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Uncle Chip; All
*snickering*
do (real) butterflies count? ..we had a dobbie chased 'em all time...
not much a guard dog, he probably would've helped any burglar in
robbery of the house, an (ratdog) Chihuahua would've done better..
"just another case of Mehcans, doing a job Americans won't do"
it really happened, honest.

23 posted on 02/06/2014 6:35:09 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Uncle Chip

I went to the link and looked at Fred’s picture. All I can say is, it would be impossible to be annoyed with THAT face for almost any reason.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 6:47:43 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Uncle Chip

The dog should claim disability and sue to get back on the job, or at least to keep its pension.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 6:48:04 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Uncle Chip

Send Fred to Bloomberg’s New York. Soda is illegal there. Fred will be a canine cash cow.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 7:21:21 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Right afterwards, the dog handler probably went for donuts.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 7:36:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Uncle Chip

Maybe the can was used to smoke weed...


28 posted on 02/06/2014 7:37:43 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Uncle Chip

At least they haven’t shot him.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 7:40:34 AM PST by xp38
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To: FrdmLvr; Revolting cat!
Maybe the drugs were stashed in the soda cans.

Didn't beatniks and other people on the bum used to put the strips from benzedrine inhalers in a can of Coke?


30 posted on 02/06/2014 7:44:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: txrefugee

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31 posted on 02/06/2014 9:07:52 AM PST by KeyLargo
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32 posted on 02/06/2014 10:40:45 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Officer Rusty is being fired for eating something very repugnant. It lowers morale in the Force to see fellow officers stooping to such things.”


33 posted on 02/06/2014 11:09:09 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Uncle Chip

Since ObamaVetCare, Fred feels newly liberated not to work a job just for the health benefits. We should all rejoice!


34 posted on 02/06/2014 11:13:01 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Uncle Chip

Just like Buford the coon hound! I thought he was a good tracker, until this winter. I have found that he has no interest in the “critter” tracks in the snow, but goes nuts for other dog tracks. I’m sure that is why his previous owners ditched him....


35 posted on 02/06/2014 11:42:59 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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