Post Falls K9 Duco jokingly cited for misbehaving during traffic stop

POST FALLS, Idaho - A Post Falls Police K9 found himself in the dog house this week. K9 Duco damaged a police car door, according to police.

In a press release, Post Falls Police said K9 Duco's handler, Sergeant Bowne, was driving him home when he noticed an erratic driver on the road and pulled them over. During the traffic stop, police said K9 Duco damaged the weather stripping to one of the patrol car's doors.

The police department humorously added, "It is pawsible that you were simply frustrated by an after-shift traffic stop when you just wanted to get home to your dinner."

K9 Duco's handler reportedly said some hurtful words to him when he saw the damage. Rest assured, however, the police department made clear that we would not have his toys taken from him, and they know he is a good boy.

Post Falls Police did say, though, "any further incidents of this nature could result in further discipline up to and including neutering."

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