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Domestic Violence Suspect Strangles Police K9; K9 Bites Back

Domestic Violence Suspect Strangles Police K9; K9 Bites Back

A Belgium Malinois similar to Ruwa who was attacked by the perp [Stock photo]

Associated Press

February 16, 2011

BOISE, Idaho — Boise police are accusing a Washington man of trying to strangle a woman and a police dog responding to a domestic violence call.

Thirty-four-year-old Michael R. Gillespie, of Tacoma, Wash., is being held in the Ada County Jail and facing numerous charges stemming from Monday’s confrontation.

Police accuse Gillespie of attempting to strangle a woman, then fleeing the scene before police arrived.

He was found hours later in an open field.

After refusing to surrender, officers say they dispatched a police dog named “Ruwa.” The dog bit Gillespie on the arm, causing Gillespie to fight back and try using his legs to choke the 88-pound Belgium Malinois.

The dog held, but left part of a broken tooth in Gillespie’s arm. Records show Gillespie was recently released from a Washington prison on domestic violence charges.


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    fletc

    over 3 years ago

    182 Comments

    Way to go Ruwa! Talk shit, get bit. LOL At my first duty station we had a dog with stainless steel canines, maybe Ruwa can get some of those. Very high on the intimidation scale.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Glad Ruwa will be OK. Bet the POS won't try that again soon, and I hope he didn't get anesthia before the doc removed the tooth.

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    Keiffer158

    over 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    He's lucky the dog didn't bite his balls when he wrapped his legs around it's neck.

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    K9Apache

    over 3 years ago

    96 Comments

    Yeah well wait till Ruwa gets his next bite...after they replace his missing tooth with something titanium. Good Boy!

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    Drill_Sergeant

    over 3 years ago

    142 Comments

    +1 NTX5oh, a Kong! That's a brilliant idea! Good boy Ruwa, good boy!

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    Sheepdog267

    over 3 years ago

    1530 Comments

    Now that's what I call taking a real bite out of crime.

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    TKodiak

    over 3 years ago

    76 Comments

    I hope the dog gets the taste out of his mouth....

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    buck63

    over 3 years ago

    324 Comments

    Good doggy

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    DDemlong

    over 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    good boy...

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    LanaNJ

    over 3 years ago

    6948 Comments

    Brings a whole new meaning to "teething"

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    he definitely needs a scooby snack after that

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    DAWGGY69

    over 3 years ago

    72 Comments

    THE ARM? HE SHOULD`VE BIT HIM IN THE ASS.-) 1 MORE ARREST 4 THE GOOD GUYS. WOOF WOOF

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    lkdavis71

    over 3 years ago

    1066 Comments

    Good dog. McGruff would be proud.

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    NTX5oh

    over 3 years ago

    106 Comments

    GOOOOOOOD BOY!!! GOOOOOOOOD BOY!!! I'll so send you a Kong toy filled with peanut butter :-)

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    He already got his "bone" and put some teeth into it. Excellent job RUWA.

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