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K-9 Is Choked Out by Suspect, Helps Make Arrest Anyway

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    K-9 Is Choked Out by Suspect, Helps Make Arrest Anyway
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    Authorities say a police dog was choked out by a robbery suspect, but still managed to help make the arrest.

    The News-Press of Fort Myers, Florida, reports deputies responded to an attempted robbery at a Wal-Mart Friday evening. The suspect, 25-year-old Liferein Lenord Bell, managed to flee the store.

    A police helicopter and K-9 deputies were able to locate Bell hiding in a bush. When a K-9 named Kilo attempted to catch him, Bell choked the dog until he passed out.

    As deputies struggled with Bell, Kilo woke up and bit the man's arm. Deputies were able to restrain him and take him into custody.

    Bell has been charged with theft among other charges. Kilo suffered cuts to his left eye and nose but has since returned to duty.