Fresno police made a quick arrest Dec. 30 after a K-9 officer and his toothy partner chased the man directly to the police car just north of downtown Fresno.
Officers responded near Glenn Avenue and Divisadero Street at 9:30 p.m. for reports of a man that was violating his restraining order for domestic violence, police said.
As officers knocked on the door at the home, they saw Robert Meginness, 28, climb out of a back window.
Officer James Young and his partner Gunner gave chase. Meginness climbed over a neighbor’s fence and fled onto Glenn Avenue.
Police said Meginness realized he couldn’t outrun Gunner, and he ran directly to Young’s patrol car and climbed on top to escape Gunner’s reach.
Meginness was arrested without incident on suspicion of violating a domestic violence restraining order, a violation of probation and for a felony bench warrant for corporal injury to a spouse.
Meginness later told police he had been apprehended by a police K-9 in the past and did not want to repeat the experience.