Police Dog Odin sniffs out lost wedding ring
#RingMaster | A man had Police Dog Odin to thank for reuniting him with his wedding ring – after he threw it away following a row with his wife.
Handler PC Carl Woodall spotted the man and a friend acting suspiciously with a torch while on patrol in Northfield Road, Harbourne, at 2am on Saturday morning.
He pulled over to find out what the pair were up to and was told they’d been looking in vain for the ring by the roadside.
Odin lent his nose to the search effort and found it in less than two minutes on a grass verge. Much to the delight (and relief) of the hugely embarrassed hubby.
PC Woodall, said: “Apparently the man pulled the ring off and threw it in a momentary loss of temper… but very quickly regretted his actions and was desperate to find it.
“Our dogs are trained to sniff out human scent. The men said they’d been looking for quite some time and the ring was quite small, so I wasn’t confident there’d be enough scent for Odin.
“But he proved me wrong and indicated by the ring in a matter of seconds. It was in grass a couple of inches long. And of course it was pitch black. They could have spent all night and still not found it.
“Odin got a pat and thanks all round. It’s nice to be nice and I was back on patrol in less than five minutes.”
PD Odin is a six-year-old German Shepherd and a product of our police dog breeding and training scheme.
PC Woodall has been a dog handler with us for almost 20 years and has been partnered with six dogs during that time, including Odin and his Springer Spaniel drugs sniffer dog Dibley.