A police K9 helped his handler take down a suspect in a dramatic body-cam video released by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida.
Deputy Nick Carmack and his K9 partner, Shep, were pursuing a stolen Ford Expedition in Hudson on Saturday when the SUV crashed and both suspects jumped out the car to flee, according to the department.
The deputy tells the K9 to go after the driver, while he runs after the passenger an without hesitation, Shep sprints off into the woods.
The department said the dog splitting up from his partner to take down a suspect is 'unusual' but they were proud of Shep's police work.
Carmack quickly subdues the passenger placing the man in handcuffs.
The deputy eventually spots his dog and radios to dispatch that Shep has a hold on the suspect but the man is dragging Shep further into the woods.
Deputy Carmack tells Shep to let the guy's arm go and the dog runs back to his partner.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said they were proud of Shep for the work he did to take down the second suspect.
'In all reality, Shep is Nick's partner. They go to work together every day,' Sheriff Chris Nocco told WFLA.
'They live in the same house together. Those two are very tight.'
The dramatic footage ends with Deputy Carmack praising his K9 partner for helping him catch the driver.