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Police dog bites naked suspect

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a suspected burglar who lost his shorts while fleeing officers was arrested after being bitten by a K9 dog.

The Gainesville Police Department said Officer Ryan Foster responded to a burglar alarm at the Florida Bookstore at 11:55 p.m. Monday and spotted Travis William Pavlovski, 26, who was dressed only in a pair of shorts and tennis shoes, allegedly fleeing the back of the store with an armload of Florida Gators apparel, The Gainesville Sun reported Wednesday.

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Pavlovski allegedly threw the goods at Foster and attempted to flee over a fence, losing his shorts when the officer grabbed him by the garment, police said.

Witnesses told police a short time later they spotted a naked man going through clothes from a dryer in a building's laundry facility. The officers found Pavlovski, who fought with the officers before being bitten by Argos, a police K9.

Pavlovski was treated for the bite and booked into the Alchua County Jail on charges of grand theft involving property damage of more than $1,000, burglary, escape and resisting arrest with and without violence.

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