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Hernando K-9 bites tire thief in the butt

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HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A man attempting to steal tires and rims from a local store was caught by a Hernando County Sheriff's K-9.

James R. Harrell, 31, was arrested and charges in connection with the burglary of the Big B's New and Used Tires store on Chambord Street in Brooksville.

Investigators said, an individual saw the suspect breaking into the store and called deputies.

Dzel, a K-9 with the sheriff's office, tracked a scent that led to Harrell not far from the scene. Officials said the K-9 bit the suspect in the buttocks. Harrell was treated at an area hospital before being transported to the county detention center.

Officials said additional charges are pending against the suspect.

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