Dogs love toys, too!
A therapy dog at the Franklin Police Department, Massachusetts “stole” some toys at the police station for himself, and the “crime” was caught on camera.
Ben Franklin, a Golden Retriever, had been with Franklin Police Department since he was still a puppy. He joined the police force to become a therapy dog to comfort victims and team members from stress and trauma. Ben Franklin visits senior centers, schools, and community events to bring love to those who need it.
Ben Franklin is well-loved by the whole community. They always look forward to seeing him at various events and community gatherings. The Franklin Police Department is also happy to have Ben Franklin on the team. They always post photos of Ben Franklin on social media.
The Franklin Police Department runs an annual toy donation drive. The toys that they have collected will be sent to the Santa Foundation for Christmas. The Santa Foundation is a local charity in Franklin, Massachusetts, that provided presents to families in need. However, it did not cross the police officers’ minds that Ben Franklin would interest those toys. Ben Franklin wants the toys for himself.
Ben Franklin can be seen carrying a baby doll in a basket on his mouth in the video. When asked where is he going to bring it, Ben Franklin walked away. Ben Franklin went to his lair, where he kept the other toys that he “stole” from the bunch. The police who took Ben Franklin’s video can’t help but laugh at his funny gesture.
The said video garnered 7,000 reactions, 1,300 comments, and 7,400 shares.
The police officers learned a valuable lesson from Ben Franklin’s “crime.” The following year, the police officers already closed the room where the toys are kept so that Ben Franklin won’t be tempted to steal again.
Ben Franklin may be naughty last time, but this year, he’ll receive a gift from Santa for being a good dog!
Photos courtesy of Franklin Police Department via Facebook