The Lakewood police department is asking the public for help after one of their K9 unit dogs ran away following Thursday's lightning storm.
Sgt. Chris Lawler says Duke, a 10-year-old lab retriever mix, chewed his way out of his kennel during the storm, most likely scared by thunder. Duke has been a narcotics dog with the department for more than 6 years.
The dog ran away from his handler's home near the area of 208th Street and the Mountain Highway in Spanaway-Graham area.
Lawler says Duke is wearing a collar and is micro-chipped.