Danelo Cavalcante, an illegal immigrant, and convicted killer, escaped from a jail in Pennsylvania and was taken down by a police dog.
Yoda, a four-year-old Belgian Malinois, was released by police when they located the killer in the undergrowth on Wednesday, ending a search that had lasted almost two weeks.
Reports show police moved in on Cavalcante in the forested area, and Yoda handled the rest.
Images show the dog sitting majestically for pictures near the convict as police surround him.
According to local reports in Philadelphia, Cavalcante’s scalp was bitten by the police dog upon discovering the convict. Pictures show the man’s face dripping with blood.
Crab-walking upward between two walls topped with razor wire, the five-foot-tall Cavalcante, 34, jumped from the roof and ran away from the Chester County prison in northeastern Pennsylvania on August 31. He was described as armed and dangerous by the police.
Cavalcante was sentenced to life in prison in April 2021 for murdering Deborah Brandao (33) in the presence of her seven-year-old daughter and three-year-old boy. He was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole. He escaped from jail less than three weeks later.
According to the American Kennel Club, it wasn’t until 1911 that Belgian Malinois were brought to the United States. They did very well here until the advent of World War II put a halt to the flow of breeding stock from Europe. The breed struggled to recover in the years after World War II until the early 1960s when fans of the Belgian Malinois started the process of restocking its population in America.
Belgian Malinois have succeeded in various professions because of their adaptability and excellent work habits. They are in great demand as K-9 companions for law enforcement and the armed forces.
Because of the illustrious service they have provided to our country, a monument to military dogs is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and it displays a life-size sculpture of a Belgian Malinois.