TikTok helps North Carolina police sergeant increase cash for a canine
In the video, Biscoe has Police Sgt. DJ Capel asks Chief Shane Armstrong if he can get a police dog. Armstrong tells him to find the money. He did it!
BISCOE, NC – The Biscoe Police Department in Montgomery County has added two new K9s … thanks to TikTok!
Police sergeant DJ Capel created a TikTok video asking Chief Shane Armstrong about a narcotic dog. Boss Armstrong plays along and answers him in the video: “Do you know how much a dog costs?” He then offers to work for Sgt. Capel’s shift and send him to K9 school when he can raise $ 13,000 for a dog.
It worked! Sgt. Capel’s video went viral on TikTok, reached more than 4 million viewers and grossed $ 17,000 in just one day! Donations have so far exceeded $ 30,000.
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Chief Armstrong said the response was overwhelming.
“We actually got to a point where we had to send a video or request to stop sending money,” he said.
Sgt. Capel is now working with his K9 Hondo, which is provided by K-2 Solutions.
“I am really humble at the generosity the people of this country have shown us in taking a leap in confidence to donate to a cause that means so much to us,” said Sgt. Capel.
The company that Hondo provided was so impressed with the fundraiser for TikTok that the police received another K9 at no additional cost.