Renzo, a Coconut Creek, Fla., K-9 has been removed from the force for biting. (Photo: Coconut Creek PD)

Renzo, a Coconut Creek, Fla., K-9 has been removed from the force for biting. (Photo: Coconut Creek PD)

After biting two people within three months — a police officer and a doughnut shop worker — a Coconut Creek, Fla., police dog has been removed from the force.

Renzo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had been with the department about a year and a half. In November, he bit a Coconut Creek officer while tracking a suspect, wounding the officer's leg.

In a more severe attack last week, Renzo burst from a squad car and tore into a doughnut shop employee's calf. The worker has hired a lawyer, the Sun Sentinel reports.

"I have made the decision to retire K9 Renzo," Coconut Creek Police Chief Michael J. Mann said Wednesday in an email. The dog will now go live with DiBlasi.

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