COCONUT CREEK, Florida – After Renzo bit two people within three months, he has been relieved of his K9 officer duties, according to The Sun Sentinal.
Renzo is a four-year-old Belgian Malinois and has worked with the Coconut Creek Police Department for about a year and a half. He bit an officer in November while following a suspect, injuring the officer’s leg.
Last week, Renzo was with an officer and got out of the police car on his own. He ran towards the Dunkin Donuts employee and bit into their leg.
Renzo’s handler, Officer Carl DiBlasi, 53, was meeting another officer when Renzo started acting aggressively. He lunged out of the window, went towards an officer before changing direction toward the Dunkin Donuts employee.
The dog will no longer work as an officer but will continue to live with DiBlasi.