The Arlington Police Department received multiple reports about an "aggressive" pit bull following citizens around. Sergeant Gary Carter responded to the reports and checked out the North Arlington neighborhood, and it didn't take him long to find the pit in question. Instead of repeating the recent mistakes of some police officers and blindly taking aggressive action towards the pit, Sergeant Carter decided to try interacting with the pooch. It was immediately apparent that the pittie wasn't aggressive at all, and was in fact super friendly! Though it was also clear that the pup was lost and thirsty, so Sergeant Carter decided to help.
Sergeant Carter managed to coax the pittie into his patrol car with an energy bar and brought him to the local animal shelter, but he didn't stop there. He posted a picture of the pup on the Arlington Police Department's Facebook page hoping to find the pup's owner ? and it worked! Fortunately the pit (whose name turned out to be Jeffrey) had a microchip and thanks to the Facebook post (which went viral with over 70,000 shares) was reunited with his owner. Check out Sergeant Carter and Jeffrey's story below: