A Florida guy suspected of auto theft will become the punchline to many jokes when a Florida K-9 nabbed him by biting him in the rear end after a foot pursuit.
At around 4:30 p.m. on July 31 in Ocala, Matthew Gebert, 29, attempted to depart on foot from the scene of a stolen car.
K-9 Corporal Calvin Batts and his companion Jax successfully apprehended Gebert after a chase captured on bodycam video.
Jax ultimately took a bite off of Gebert’s behind as he and Batts were able to subdue the suspect. One can hear Batts shouting, “Show me your hands!” The sooner I see your hands, the sooner I’ll remove the dog. Show me your right hand!
Gebert can only beg the police dog for mercy: “Let him go, please!” he implores Batts.
Batts answers, ‘Do not engage in combat. As soon as I put you in handcuffs, the dog will bark, okay? Hold on friend, hold on.’
Gebert was ultimately released from Jax’s bite and charged with cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 29-year-old also had a suspended license and current criminal probation while driving the stolen vehicle.
In addition, he is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, evading law police, resisting without violence, driving without a valid license, and probation violation.
Gebert was being detained without bail in a county jail.