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Armed Kidnapping Suspect Can't Escape Police Dog Named Bosco
Jordan Griffith allegedly forced his girlfriend into a car at gunpoint and led police on a chase. Once he crashed his car and attempted to flee on foot, Bosco jumped into action, authorities say.
A tough-as-nails dog cop in Kentucky chased down a gun-toting kidnapping suspect after a wild car chase, according to Louisville police.
Jordan Griffith, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with kidnapping after he allegedly abducted his girlfriend at gunpoint in downtown Louisville, police said.
Cops responding to a 911 call were interviewing witnesses when they saw Griffith peel off in a silver sedan and gave chase, but Griffith refused to stop, police said.
The suspect, who police said was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, led cops on a chase through several city neighborhoods and onto the interstate, before he eventually careened his car off the road, wrecking it, and attempted to flee on foot, according to a statement from Louisville police posted to Facebook.
That’s when Bosco jumped into action.
The K-9 dog chased Griffith down and subdued him by chomping down on his forearm, allowing human officers to make the arrest, according to police.
Griffith suffered minor injuries, and was treated at the scene police said.
A search of the man’s car turned up a handgun, baggies of weed, and a ziploc bag containing dozens of multicolored pills believed to be ecstasy, police told WDRB Louisville.
When cops spoke with the girlfriend, she told officers that Griffith had become angry after an argument and pulled her braids, punched her, and bit her on the face, according to WDRB Louisville.
Griffith was charged with a host of felonies, including wanton endangerment, domestic-violence assault, evading officers, and drug trafficking, according to online jail records.
A judge set Griffith’s bail at $100,000, and he’s due back for his next court hearing Sept. 24, records show.
[Photo: Louisville Metro Police Department]