K-9 forces church burglary suspect to surrender

A K-9 united forced a church burglar suspect to surrender north of downtown
October 21, 2013 4:16:58 AM PDT
Police surrounded a church with a suspected burglar holed up inside north of downtown Houston last night. Police say he refused to come out until he came face-to-face with a K-9 unit.

It happened around 11:30pm at Mallaliew United Methodist Church off Hickory and Spring, which is near I-10 and the 45 split.

Luckily, this church was equipped with an alarm system. Police tell us when they arrived, they discovered the suspect was still inside.

When they attempted to order him to come out, he refused and that's when they sent a police K-9 into the church to get the suspect to surrender.

The suspect was taken into custody and suffered several cuts on his legs.

"When they got there, they found entry to the building. The observed a suspect inside the building and attempted to order him out. He refused to come out," said Lt. Larry Cowson with the Houston Police Department. "They sent in a K-9. The K-9 was able to locate him inside the building. In the process, the suspect was bitten by the K-9."

Police tell us the suspect was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital to get checked out. Once he is released, he will be taken to jail and charged with burglary.

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