A police K-9 named Officer Ice was recently “under investigation” for allegedly stealing from one of his own colleagues.
This month, the Wyandotte Police Department (WPD) in Wyandotte, Michigan, shared a now-viral image of Ice’s mugshot following his recent criminal charges.
As the post stated, Officer Barwig was in the middle of his lunch when he was called into the WPD jail for assistance.
Upon his return, Barwig’s lunch had vanished and Ice was seen leaving the break room while “licking his chop,” according to the WPD’s post, which was shared on Facebook 11,000 times.
The presumed guilty party, Ice, has garnered quite the following since his story spread across social media platforms.
Many Facebook users came forward saying they would defend the pup “pro-bone-o.”
One person commented, “Sounds like circumstantial evidence. He does not look guilty so thus must be presumed to be innocent.”
Another added, “I’ll be this officer’s attorney pro bono if need be. If the teeth don’t fit you must acquit.”
Fox News reached out to the WPD for comment.
On Jan. 18, the department posted an update on Facebook, sharing that they have been “threatened with massive protests” if they move forward with the investigation and/or charges on Ice.
“Plus the overall public just doesn’t believe he is guilty. No video has been produced,” the WPD wrote in a caption beneath a photo of Ice and a tray of sandwiches. “That being said Ofc Ice will not face any internal discipline or criminal charges.”
The post went on, “The public has spoken. #nochargesforIce.”