Following a bank robbery in Cook County, Illinois, where the robber escaped on foot, Sheriff’s deputies went door-to-door, a helicopter searched from the air and Melanie the Bloodhound searched the ground.
She tracked the robber’s scent to an apartment complex about a block-and-a-half from the bank, put her paws on the door, led deputies down a long hallway, put her paws up on another door, went up a stairway and put her paws up on the door of apartment 205.
He was quickly taken into custody in a vehicle outside the building.
Melanie is a rock star. She has helped capture 20 to 30 suspects – including an escaped inmate in a portable toilet and a burglary suspect hiding in a crawlspace.