COLLINS, N.Y. (WIVB) — A deputy who works hand-in-paw with a K-9 utilized his furry partner to help locate a teen with autism who fled a vehicle into a wooded area in Erie County.
Deputy Lundberg and his partner Haso rushed to Aldrich Road Sunday morning to a vehicle from which the teenager fled. The driver of the vehicle was forced to pull over to the side of the road, at what time the teen ran into the woods in the Town of Collins.
Just minutes after Haso began to track the teen, Deputy Lundberg made contact and returned the teen safely to family members.
Haso and Lundberg became full-time partners in February when they graduated canine handler training, with a certificate for tracking and narcotics detection.