Well-Known Police K-9 Recovering After Being Stabbed by Robbery Suspect

A police K-9 who once made headlines for nabbing the so-called “Spider-Man Burglar” in Louisiana is now fighting for his life after catching another suspect.

The Belgian Malinois, named Thor, worked with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff deputies to catch a robbery suspect on October 20. According to the sheriff’s department, deputies responded to a call from a homeowner reporting two men walking out of her house carrying valuables. One was apprehended after police chased their car down, but the other escaped. Thor tracked the suspect to a barn, but when deputies and the K-9 approached him, the man pulled out a knife at stabbed Thor. The man was shot and killed.

Thor needed emergency surgery and a blood transfusion. The sheriff’s office has been posting updates on his condition on its Facebook page and held a media briefing at 2 p.m. October 21 after Thor’s procedure. He seems to be doing well and is expected to recover.

Thor After Surgery

Thor seems to be doing better after two surgeries. He is the St. Tammany K-9 that was stabbed by a burglary suspect.

Posted by Natasha Robin WVUE on Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Thor first had a brush with death in the summer of 2014 when he nabbed John Edward Green, known as the “Spider-Man Burglar” for his pattern of climbing on rooftops to enter homes. According to The Advocate, after Thor pursued Green and found him in a bus, Green allegedly pulled the K-9 into the Bogue Falaya River and tried to drown him. He was later charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, attempted killing of a police animal, among other offenses.