A Florida police dog has lost his job and been forcibly retired from the police force this week after getting too aggressive and biting a Dunkin’ Donuts employee.
According to the Daily News, the police dog in question was a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois named Renzo who had reportedly been with his precinct for over a year. His tenure as a police dog was not without incident, however, as Renzo had allegedly bitten at two people during his service. The first incident reportedly happened in November when Renzo bit another officer. The second occurred on February 11, when Renzo’s handler, Officer Carl DiBlasi, was supposed to meet a police sergeant at a local Dunkin’ Donuts. When the sergeant went to pet Renzo, the dog reportedly got very aggressive. DeBlasi tried to restrain him, but Renzo got loose, ran away, and attacked a Dunkin’ Donuts employee who happened to be walking through the parking lot. Renzo reportedly bit the Dunkin’ staffer on the calf.
Renzo has since been relieved of duty and forced to retire. The Daily News reports that Renzo will be living with Officer DiBlasi.