A Brevard County K-9 officer took a bite out of crime after it was kicked by a fleeing suspect, according to Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
Investigators said Marios Stoean ran from deputies Friday night after they caught him trying to retrieve a “credit card skimmer” at a bank’s ATM.
According to deputies, Stoean refused to comply with commands and kicked Brevard County Sheriff’s K-9 officer “Waylon” during the pursuit.
Lars, another Brevard County K-9 officer, caught up to Stoean during the pursuit.
Video released by the sheriff’s officer shows Stoean yelling for the K-9 to let go.
“After acting all gangster like by trying to steal our citizen’s hard-earned money and then running from our agents, Stoean screamed like a little baby when K-9 Lars helped take him into custody as he took a bite – OK, well actually a few bites – out of crime,” Ivey said in a statement.
Stoean was transported to the Brevard County Jail, where he’s facing multiple charges including defrauding a financial institution, resisting arrest, and striking to harm a police animal.