Kentucky man stole police dog by luring it with Vienna sausages, deputies say

Kentucky man stole police dog by luring it with Vienna sausages

LOUISVILLE — A Kentucky man used Vienna sausages to lure and then steal a police K-9 from a Henry County Sheriff deputy’s fenced-in property, investigators said.

Deputies were called about Brandon Harmon, 26, allegedly trespassing Aug. 26, WDRB reported. Harmon asked the deputy for a ride down the street so he could show him a stolen weed whacker. Harmon identified the trimmer, but it was not the one that had been stolen, WDRB reported.

Investigators said Harmon then started asking about a K-9 that was stolen from a deputy’s property Aug. 8. The dog was missing for days before it was found later in August, WDRB reported.

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The deputy asked Harmon how he knew about the missing animal, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

“I had something to do with it,” Harmon said, according to investigators. “I coaxed him out with Vienna sausages.”

Harmon was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and second-degree criminal trespassing.