Move over, Underdog, there’s a new crime-fighting beagle in town. And no offense, but this one’s a lot cuter.
In our inaugural edition of Vox Pupuli, we posted a picture of an adorable beagle that we found amid a flock of awestruck students on the crowded Georgetown Day Healy Lawn. Well this pooch, whom we later learned via comments and fan tweets to have the fantastic name of Bagel, has found himself newsworthy once again, and this time for more than just his looks. Now, he’s entered the highly dangerous world of taking down purse counterfeiters.
According to Georgetown Dish, the incident started when Bagel’s owner, Genève Bergeron, allowed him to “relieve himself” in a tree box on the sidewalk along the intersection of Prospect Street and Wisconsin Avenue. This angered a purveyor of counterfeit handbags who regularly occupies the corner, and the vendor antagonized the dog owner. As a result of the interaction, Bergeron reported the vendor to the swift and decisive law-enforcement powerhouses that are Councilmember Jack Evans and ANC Commissioner Jeff Jones.
And none of this justice would have been delivered without the help of our very own first Vox Pupuli winner. On behalf of law-abiding Georgetown citizens everywhere, Bagel, we salute you.