A stubborn trespasser in a vacant house ended up getting bitten by a canine police officer on Monday after he refused to come out.
Wichita police were dispatched to the 1400 block of East Fortuna shortly after 6 p.m. Monday on a robbery-in-progress call, according to Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson, public relation unit. Wichita police called out several times for the man to come out of the house, near Hydraulic and MacArthur.
When he didn’t, the officers talked to neighbors who confirmed the house was indeed vacant, Davidson said.
Wichita police then gained entry into the house and checked all the rooms but did not locate anyone.
That was when the K-9 unit was called in.
“The K-9 was deployed after additional commands were given (for the man) to come out of the residence,” Davidson said. “Those commands were unsuccessful, as well. The suspect was then located in a vent in the attic by the K-9.”
The 35-year-old man surrendered, was then checked and treated by EMS on the scene and booked into jail on suspicion of criminal trespass and a warrant.