VIDEO: Meet Melanie, Bloodhound Who Sniffed Out Glenview Bank Robber
Following an armed robbery in late July, the 4-year-old canine tracked the armed suspect back to an apartment complex near the Glenview State Bank branch, 2610 Golf Rd. Here, get to know the canine hero.
When a Glenview State Bank branch was robbed last month in unincorporated Glenview, sheriff’s deputies called in Melanie.
The 4-year-old bloodhound tracked the armed suspect back to an apartment complex near the bank branch, 2610 Golf Rd.
And this isn't the first time she's swooped into action.
In 2009, Melanie found an elderly woman who had wandered from a nursing home and also rescued a suicidal man in the river of a south suburban forest preserve. In December of last year, she sniffed out an inmate hiding in a portable restroom after he jumped from a van taking him to prison.
“She is just a rock star,” Frank Bilecki, spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, told the Tribune just after the Glenview robbery.
Following July's robbery in Glenview, Officer Jim Pacetti of the Sheriff's Police K-9 Unit (and Melanie's partner in crime) stopped by WGN studios with the famed bloodhound.
For our readers dying to meet the canine hero, you can watch her WGN appearance here and to learn more about Melanie's training and how she works with the Cook County Sheriff's Police check out the video above.