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Fugitive Tries To Stab Police K9’s Eyes Out

Abigail Martinez stabbed K9 X with a large eyebrow trimmer.

Baytown, TX – A 23-year-old woman was arrested July 30 after she tried to stab out the eyes of a police K9 with an eyebrow trimmer.

Abigail Martinez, 23, was wanted on a felony drug warrant when police found her in a trailer, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

A Baytown Police Department officer ordered Martinez to come out but received no response. When police entered through the unlocked front door, they found Martinez’ uncle, Felipe, laying on a couch.

Police detained Felipe while looking for Abigail. She was hiding in a back bedroom and did not respond to requests to come out.

The police then warned that they were sending their award-winning K9 X to get her if she continued to refuse orders, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

When Abigail Martinez still refused to come out, X went in and got her. According to police, she was hiding under several blankets and pillows in the back bedroom.

Abigail Martinez used a pair of hard plastic eyebrow trimmers that were about 5-inches in length to stab X right below both eyes.

X’s handler Corporal Jeremy Stevens noticed puncture wounds under each eye and took X to a local veterinarian. X was treated and back to working the same day.

Abigail Martinez was arrested on felony drug charges as well as interference with a police service dog, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Interfering with a police service dog is a felony in Texas.

She was held in jail on no bond.

Felipe Martinez was also arrested on outstanding local traffic warrants and taken to jail.


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“They’re just like any of our uniform-wearing brothers and sisters,” Baytown Police Lieutenant Steve Dorris told KPRC-TV . “They have a job to do. They serve a purpose, a role in our organization and a lot of organizations around the country. Their life is just as valuable as ours.”

K9 X and his partner Cpl. Stevens were recently awarded the Top Patrol Dog Team at the 22nd annual Dothan Police Department K-9 Training Seminar and Competition. The contest was held in Dothan, Alabama from Feb. 5 -9. There were 50 dog teams from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas.

K9 X is a 7-year veteran of the department and has been teamed with Cpl. Stevens the past five years. K9 X is trained in both narcotics detection and patrol functions.

Tom Gantert - August Fri, 2018


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