K-9 helps nab would-be burglar hiding in pastry supply shop

Courtesy: Metro Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Metro K-9 unit helped nab a would-be burglar Wednesday morning in Nashville.

Police said the teen suspect was found wearing boxers and a hooded sweatshirt inside a storage area at Sweet Wise Candy and Pastry Supplies in the Opryland-area.

Business owner Kathy Gentry told News 2 her shipping manager was inside the shop early Wednesday and noticed lights were on.

The suspect ,18-year-old Sean Smith, even walked by the employee and said hello.

“[He] walks past her, in his underwear and a hoodie and said hey and kept on walking past her,” Gentry said. “Frankly, she was shaken by it.”

Officers quickly responded to the scene, including Officer Stephen Coleman and his K-9 partner Storm.

“They have him a warning. When they said come out, he didn’t come out. He opened the door and still would not give himself up,” Gentry recalled.

She continued, “After the guy had been bit on the hand and the arm, the guy tried to grab the dog’s head and shove it under the pallet the dog leapt over and bit him in the back.”

Smith is charged with attempted burglary and false identification.

The New Jersey man is jailed on a $15,000 bond.

Gentry said she is grateful for the Metro Police Department and plans to invite them to an upcoming event to show her appreciation.

“I love our officers. There were here fast and did what they are supposed to do – taking good care of us. They couldn’t be happier. “

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