K-9 bites Oviedo police officer during search for burglars
2 men steal cigarettes, cash from Medallion Convenience store
A police officer was accidentally bitten by a K-9 Friday morning during a search for two burglars.
According to Oviedo police, two men broke into the Medallion Convenience store at 1020 W. Mitchell Hammock Road around 2 a.m.
Once inside, the culprits loaded a trash can with cartons of cigarettes and smashed two cash registers, police said.
Surveillance cameras captured the men leaving the area in a white van.
An alarm inside the store alerted police to the burglary.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office assisted Oviedo police in the search for the culprits.
Police said a sheriff's K-9 became startled during a search of the store and bit an Oviedo police officer on the leg.
The officer's injury was minor, and he was treated at the scene.
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