File photo of a police dog (Joe Raedle/Getty)
By Mike Krumboltz
When members of the Crown Prosecution Service in West Midlands, England (responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in England and Wales), asked the police department for a statement from a witness named PC Peach, they were told that would be difficult because Peach, while intelligent, was actually PD Peach—and “PD” stands for “police dog.”
But the CPS continued to insist on hearing from “the witness.” So, one of Peach’s handlers wrote a statement in the character of the dog. The statement reads: “I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach.” It was then “signed” with a large black paw print.
Peach 1, CPS 0.
Members of the CPS, however, were apparently not amused by the prank. The U.K.’s Telegraph reports that after a photo of Peach’s statement was posted to various social networks, the CPS complained to the police chief that they were being mocked.
ITV reports the matter is being investigated. However, the officer responsible for posting the statement of the photo is unlikely to get into trouble. Chairman of the West Midlands branch of the Police Federation Ian Edwards said, “It’s a difficult time for police, and sometimes humor is a way of venting frustrations.”