Michigan cop Tyler Nousen adopts puppy dropped over bridge

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Michigan cop Tyler Nousen adopts puppy dropped over bridge

An adorable puppy dropped over a bridge was saved by Michigan authorities and went home with one of the officers involved in the daring rescue.

Police revealed the heartwarming adoption on Monday along with an arrest report for two people on animal cruelty charges.

The rescue mission began last Wednesday after the puppy was dropped several feet over the railing of the Spruce Street Bridge on the bank of the Cloverland Power Canal, according to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department.

Surveillance footage from the incident released by the department shows one of the suspects appear to pick a dog up off the street and then drop the four-legged friend over the railing before fleeing with the other individual.

The tiny dog was trapped there due to fencing and the fast-moving water, police said.

But a police officer lowered himself to the fenced area and scooped the puppy up, authorities said. He then lifted the dog over his head above the high fence and into the hands of another officer waiting on the bridge.

The puppy dropped off the bridge
The puppy was trapped in the fenced area before an officer scooped it up.
Sault Ste. Marie Police Department

The puppy was unharmed and placed into a cozy police car before being brought to the police station and then the Chippewa County Animal Shelter, cops said.

Soon after, officer Tyler Nousen decided to adopt the puppy, now named Clove, and even surprised his fiancée in the process, according to a report.

The suspects who dropped the puppy over the railing
The suspects fled after dropping the puppy off the bridge.
Sault Ste. Marie Police Department

“She didn’t know until I brought her home on Friday, so it was a surprise to her, so she had no idea,” Nousen told 9and10 News. “Every dog deserves a loving and caring safe home, and I was more than willing to provide that for her.”

Meanwhile, Jasmine Elise Clark was charged with torturing animals in the third degree, which is a felony, police said. She could face up to four years in jail.

The minor was referred to juvenile court and not identified, cops said.

The police department blasted out a surveillance image of the suspects before they were taken into custody, along with the footage of the incident.

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