As police themselves commented, “You can’t make this stuff up.”
Richmond Police report the man parked his car next to several of the department’s decoy vehicles, which are used for training sniffer dogs, on May 23. A well-trained K9 officer was up to the challenge, quickly sniffing out and alerting fellow officers to the illicit weed. The vehicle owner was then arrested and charged.
The man was already wanted on a warrant, police reports. Neither the man nor the K9 officer have been publicly identified.
“Yesterday, a man parked his car on the field at our K9 Unit. He parked right next to our decoy cars that are used for training. (We think he parked in the wrong lot),” RPD wrote in a post on the department’s Facebook page.
“Turns out, there was marijuana in his car, and when one of our K9s went out to the area, they instantly alerted our officers. It probably isn’t the best idea to park your car that has marijuana in it near a drug dog detection training centre. He ended up being arrested on a warrant out of Chesterfield County and charged.”
Aside from drug-sniffing dogs, the animal-friendly RPD also employs a stable full of festive and well-accessorized horses and runs an animal adoption initiative in partnership with Richmond Animal Control.
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