ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police said a burglary suspect tried to drown a K-9 during a takedown on Thursday.
Police said Barnes took off, hopping over fences and found a hiding spot in a densely wooded area at Druid Lake.
"I was running after him and I almost got him," said Sills. "I said, 'What were you doing in my house?'"
"The suspect was able to grab the dog and push his head
Police were able to help Seabee and arrest Barnes, but the K-9 had to be rushed to an animal hospital after taking in a lot of water.
Seabee was released Friday morning. Authorities said he is running a high fever and that he and his handler are taking a few days off.
Barnes was taken to the hospital as well after being bitten by Seabee, police said.
"Every day we can be assaulted -- we had an officer shot -- and most are ready to come back to work. Unfortunately, this dog will take time off to ensure he recovers," said Young.
Sills, who's been burglarized before, said she had no fear.
"It took me, the neighborhood, the helicopters and the dog to bring him down. Bring justice," she said.
Barnes was charged with burglary, resisting arrest and attempting to kill a police dog, which are offenses punishable by 25 years in prison, police said.