Plain and simple.
From the Associated Press:
A man being chased by authorities grabbed a police dog and leaped off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, taking the animal with him into the frigid ocean water 200 feet below.Stryker, "a six-and-a-half year old Belgian Malinois, had been with the police department for more than five years as a partner of Officer Kedrick Sadler."
The fall killed the dog. The fugitive survived and was hospitalized Tuesday.
Perhaps they ought to take Mr. Byron to the zoo for a visit to the lion grotto...