Mistake #1.  A building marked “K-9 training facility” was burglarized by three not-so-smart criminals Wednesday, giving the K-9’s in training their first real life lesson in police work

When police and their dogs arrived for training in the once nursing home building now used for the Gainesville Police Department K-9 training facility, they found two men and a woman dismantling the building’s copper pipes and wiring.  High copper prices in recent years have led to thieves breaking into power plants and abandoned factories to rip out the wiring. 

Mistake #2.   When the thieves saw the canines they ran. 

“For anyone to try to run from a whole unit of canines, it’s just a no-win situation,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Kiley Sargent said.

Thanks to the AP and Yahoo news for sharing this story.