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Barking Boxer ‘Bandit’ Bungles Bumbling Burglar

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Bandit the dog. (Photo/CBS 2)

Bandit the dog. (Photo/CBS 2)

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LITTLE FERRY, NJ (WCBS 880/CBS 2) - A four-legged hero came to the rescue in North Jersey.


WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports

A barking boxer named “Bandit” helped bag an alleged burglar in Little Ferry.

On Tuesday, a suspect fleeing from police dove under a wave runner covered with a blue tarp. He picked the wrong yard.

It belongs to police Captain Ronald Klein. Bandit went berserk.

“He’s not a normal barker. He just barks when he senses something wrong,” Klein told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams. “If he sees someone coming up or he sees someone getting out of a car in front of the house, then he’ll start barking, but, generally… you never hear him.”

Captain Klein grabbed 23-year-old Byron Highsmith, a convicted burglar suspected in a string of break-ins in surrounding towns.

For Bandit, a pat on the back, a belly scratch, and an extra treat.

“He always gets his bones,” Klein said. “Yesterday, I had to give him two or three treats cause I kept going back to the house.”

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