A Sherrif’s deputy in Washington received a “thank you” from a wanted man after the deputy exercised “great restraint” with his K-9 after the police pooch found the fugitive hiding in the trunk of an abandoned car.
35-year-old captured fugitive Timothy J. Lafontaine claims DeputyTyler Kullman did a “phenomenal job” of finding him and referred to his K-9 partner Khan as “a bad (expletive),” according to a release from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies embarked on their hunt for Lafontaine Sunday morning after they were informed that he was high and possibly armed with a knife in Cheney, Washington. To make matters worse, Washington Department of Corrections had an active warrant for his arrest.
When Lafontaine fled before deputies arrived, Kullman and Khan were deployed to track him down, first clearing the trailer Lafontaine escaped before they widened the search area.
Suddenly, Kahn picked up Lafontaine’s scent, tracing him to an abandoned car near the treeline. Springing into action, Kahn lept through the open window on the driver’s side and signaled the Deputies, who found a bitten LaFontaine hiding under clothes in the vehicle’s trunk
In full compliance after being bitten, Deputies found a plastic bag which tested positive for methamphetamine. Lafontaine received medical attention before being booked in the Spokane County Jail on charges of obstructing law enforcement and drug possession.
According to The Spokesman-Reivew, Lafontaine reportedly told Kullman,“God bless you and your dog. Your dog is a bad (expletive).”
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