Unsuspecting Burglar gets hunted down by K-9 Maverick at Phipps Park
This is what the Martin County Sheriff said:
CATCH OF THE WEEK, FLEEING BURGLARY SUSPECT GOES HANDS ON WITH K-9 MAVERICK AFTER INTENSE SEARCH, SUSPECT LEARNS QUICKLY ABOUT K-9 ENDURANCE
With the help of MCSO’s Marine Unit, Corporal Ronnie Manganiello and his partner, K-9 Maverick were able to get closer to a deep embankment surrounded by water, where K-9 Maverick began to alert. As the patrol boat moved closer to the area, Maverick continued to warn his team that the suspect was nearby. After ignoring several commands for the suspect to show himself and surrender, Maverick was deployed on the embankment.
Within seconds Maverick located Umholtz hiding under the vegetation. Umholtz still refused to surrender. Instead, he tried pinning Maverick against a tree and grabbed his snout in an attempt to drag him in the water. But Maverick quickly turned the tables on Umholtz, and in a split second, showed the suspect the downside to going hands on with an MCSO K-9.
Peter Umholtz, who also had outstanding warrants, was charged with burglary, grand theft, and obstruction.