Brevard County

Man recovering credit card skimmer kicks Brevard County K-9 officer, sheriff says

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Brevard County K-9 officer took a bite out of crime after it was kicked by a fleeing suspect, according to Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

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Investigators said Marios Stoean ran from deputies Friday night after they caught him trying to retrieve a “credit card skimmer” at a bank’s ATM.

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According to deputies, Stoean refused to comply with commands and kicked Brevard County Sheriff’s K-9 officer “Waylon” during the pursuit.

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Lars, another Brevard County K-9 officer, caught up to Stoean during the pursuit.

Video released by the sheriff’s officer shows Stoean yelling for the K-9 to let go.

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“After acting all gangster like by trying to steal our citizen’s hard-earned money and then running from our agents, Stoean screamed like a little baby when K-9 Lars helped take him into custody as he took a bite – OK, well actually a few bites – out of crime,” Ivey said in a statement.

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Stoean was transported to the Brevard County Jail, where he’s facing multiple charges including defrauding a financial institution, resisting arrest, and striking to harm a police animal.

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