Baltimore police dog that ran away found safe in Pa.

April 10, 2010

A Baltimore police dog named Stewie that ran away Friday morning from its handler in Hanover, Pa., was found safe hours later at the home of a person who had picked him up from the side of the road, according to city authorities. The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois escaped from the officer's home as he was preparing for a training exercise. Police said the dog, without its identifying tags, ran after a wild animal and was seen being placed into a gray sport utility vehicle. Officers in Hanover went door to door with a photo of Stewie and found someone who knew the person who picked up the dog, Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Officers waited for the person to get home from work and then found the dog inside the house. The person told police that she picked up the dog so it wouldn't get run over by a car and planned to call the city's animal shelter when she returned from work.

- Peter Hermann

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