Wanted Criminal Accidentally Locks Himself In Closet With Police K9 – Doesn’t End Well For Him

Highlands County Sheriff K9 Remco was locked in a closet with a wanted suspect.

Highlands County Sheriff K9 Remco was locked in a closet with a wanted suspect.

K9 Remco Gets Locked In Closet With Suspect

Lorida, FL – A wanted suspect made the mistake of his life when he accidentally locked himself in a closet with a police K9 on Thursday.

Brian James Prescott, age 30, had an outstanding grand theft warrant for his arrest when the Tactical Anti-Crime Unit (TAC) of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office went to arrest him, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

They learned that Prescott was at his home on White Oak Road. They arrived and saw Prescott through a window, but he saw them, too, and ran into a bedroom and refused to come out.

TAC members had observed a large amount of ammunition both inside and outside the residence.  They set up a perimeter, but didn’t know if Prescott had a gun with him and asked Deputy Cory Tomblin and his partner K9 Remco to assist.

The TAC team gave several warnings to Prescott to surrender, and warned him that a K9 was coming.  He refused to comply and remained barricaded inside the bedroom.

Once Deputy Tomblin arrived with K9 Remco, a Belgian Malinois, he gave several more warnings to Prescott that if didn’t come out, he was sending the K9 in.

There was no answer from Prescott so K9 Remco was sent into the bedroom.  The K9 then alerted on a closed closet door, and another warning was given.  Before Deputy Tomblin could get to the closet door to open it, K9 Remco used his snout to push the door open, and latched onto Prescott’s lower leg.

And that’s when the closet door was somehow knocked shut, with K9 Remco and Prescott inside.

Prescott either couldn’t or wouldn’t open the closet door, and Deputy Tomblin had to kick it in.  He still refused to comply, and was forcibly removed from the closet.  He continued to resist being placed in handcuffs, even with the K9’s persuasion.

Prescott admitted that he heard the warnings while he was waiting on EMS and a ride to a local hospital for medical treatment.  He said that he thought Deputy Tomblin was bluffing, and that the deputies would leave if he didn’t come out.

He was charged with resisting arrest in addition to the outstanding warrant.

  • equestrian13

    Should be charged with stupidity

    • Brenda Palmer

      I know, right?!

  • ProUSAProGOD

    Good boy, Remco! Give him a T-bone steak (to take the taste of the perp out of his mouth)!

    • Pushed to the limit

      He licks under his tail for that.

      • Warner Walker

        Apparently, to change the taste of stupid that was left in his mouth.

        • Pushed to the limit

          It’s usually to get the taste of negro out of his mouth, but once in a while he gets a treat.

  • Katrina

    LOL just reading the headline. I guess K-9s don’t bluff. Good to know for the next perp foolish enough to think so!

  • Preacher’s Kid

    Stupid is as stupid does!

  • Grateful Fred

    He should be very thankful K9 Remco had already had his dinner.

  • william

    Pardon me while I wipe away a tire. Sometimes I get like this when the story has a happy ending.

  • Steve Adams

    Thyought they were bluffing – Good one !!!!

  • Warner Walker

    Can’t fix stupid. Duct tape does muffle the sound.

  • Peekin-In

    Hand plant to my forehead……….

  • Carole Shirreffs

    Can’t help but laugh.

  • Peekin-In

    There needs to be a support group for stupid people…….. Nah…. sorry I mentioned it.

  • Sonny’s Mom

    “K-9 persuasion”… love it!