Fla. K-9 hit by car, shot by owner during pursuit
By Willoughby Mariano
ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando police dog was put down Monday after the dog was accidentally struck by a patrol car and attacked its own handler during a chase, police said.
Officer Danny Sidders and his K9 Viper were trying to capture two men running from a stolen sport-utility vehicle when Sidders' nearby patrol car rolled forward, critically injuring the dog. As Sidders tried to pull a third suspect out of the SUV, the dog, in pain and confused, clamped his jaw onto his handler's arm.