Article by: By ROB LAMBERTI, SUN MEDIA
Toronto – “Canine collar for Rambo”
Police dog ‘arrests’ suspects
Toronto police dog Rambo is being credited with arresting two of four teens who threatened to kill an undercover officer in a sting operation.
Two of the suspects were described by police as being members of the Five Point Generals, the same gang whose members are allegedly involved in the separate slayings of Ephraim Brown, 11, at a July 22 birthday party, and the 2005 Boxing Day shootout that claimed the life of 15-year-old Jane Creba.
Rambo, a 71/2-year-old German shepherd, pounced on one and then another of the four suspects — all aged 14 and 15 — after one urged the others to shoot the undercover officer in the late Friday sting near Rogers and Caledonia Rds., canine Sgt. Jim Adamson said.
One suspect spoke with the undercover officer and then turned to his cronies and told them to “shoot him,” Adamson said.
The officer was vulnerable, without body armour or his service revolver, and police watching the undercover sting moved in quickly with Rambo leading the charge.
“So now the struggle’s on,” Adamson said. “Rambo gets one and I tackle him in the fence, and I look up and the dog’s gone. He’s after the second guy.”
Adamson caught up with his dog moments later as it was holding onto a second suspect.
Officers tracked down the other two suspects after a short foot chase.
Four teens, two aged 14 and two aged 15, are charged with robbery, threatening death and resisting arrest.