A cop chase went to the dogs for a man in Menlo Park who was hunted down and arrested by a speedster canine named “Gert,” authorities say.
The powerful police pooch “quickly apprehended” 32-year-old Antonio Lydell Jones, of San Jose, after Jones allegedly tried to run from police on Tuesday. Jones was wanted on two arrest warrants and had ditched a cocaine pipe during the chase, prosecutors said.
“They warned him to stop,” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Earlier that night, Jones had been with two other men in a parked Chevy Camero without license plates. A neighbor in the area called 911 saying they seemed up to no good, police said.
Cops arrived and got their IDs. They learned of Jones’ warrants. Jones managed to break away from the cops and run off down the street, but he was spotted four minutes later on El Camino, police said.
Then the cops let the dog out, Wagstaffe said.
Gert held Jones in place until the officers could arrive and make the arrest, he said.
On Thursday, Jones pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest charges in Redwood City Felony Court. Bail was set at $75,000 and he remains in custody, Wagstaffe said.