Richard Stieb allegedly tries to drown Oldo the police dog

Richard Stieb reportedly has a long criminal history, with a felony conviction for burglary among his accomplishments.

But according to a Nexis search, none of his alleged crimes generated a single media blip -- until now, after he was charged with doing something sure to earn the ire of law enforcement and the public in general.

He supposedly tried to drown a police dog named Oldo.

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