Pasco Deputy K9s help catch burglary suspect on Christmas morning

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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Two Pasco County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputies earned themselves an extra special holiday dinner after they helped catch a burglary suspect on Christmas morning.

PCSO deputies Gondek and Pennell responded to an alarm that went off at the AT & T store at 1408 Dale Mabry Highway on Christmas morning.

K9 Deputy Hall and K9 Deputy Chris also responded and began tracking near the scene.

K9 Deputy Chris discovered a large backpack one mile away from the AT & T store. Inside the backpack were numerous items from the store.

K9 Deputy Chris then found the burglary suspect hiding behind a home about ¼ mile from the location where the backpack was found.

The suspect, who was later identified as David Frey II, ran into a pond, to try to get away from K9 Deputy Chris.

Deputies captured Frey, 35, who was arrested. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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