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Kenosha Police K9 LUPO Catches Sex Offender Running From Officers: Video

Kenosha Police Officer and K9 Handler Tony Barrier and K9 LUPO
(Courtesy Kenosha Police Department)

James Penrod is a bad Hombre. He has been in and out of jail and prison his entire life. He is a convicted sex offender and has an arrest/conviction record of:

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Third Degree Sexual Assault
Felony Theft/False Representation
Felony Bail Jumping x 3
Domestic Battery
Domestic Disorderly Conduct

James Edward Penrod, Jr (43)
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Prison Records

He also has an active restraining order against him. He has been to prison and has had his parole revoked. He was released from his latest sting in prison in 2020 and has been violating the conditions of his parole many times. He’s been arrested many times since then as well. Unfortunately, the Wisconsin DOC is very soft-on-crime and he’s been released back in to society every time. Last week, Penrod was a wanted man once again.

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Police received a tip that Penrod was seen in the area of the 3300 block of Sheridan Rd. He fled prior to officers’ arrival and evaded police for a significant time. Kenosha Police Officer Tony Barrier, a military veteran who was a Captain in the Army Reserve, brought his K9 partner Lupo to locate Penrod. Lupo found his suspect very quickly and Penrod was apprehended without incident.

Below is a video of the capture:

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Body-Worn Camera Footage of Lupo “Being a good boy!”


  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.


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17 Responses

    1. I have a dog that gets into burrs all the time. You’re right…they are NOT fun to get out of his fur!

    1. OMG, I couldn’t stop laughing at the fact that he kept saying get the dog off him. Awesome job by Lupo!!

  1. I especially appreciate the “COCAINE” tat on his neck. Very charming. Perhaps it’s the name of his girlfriend…

  2. Perhaps Hobby Lobby didn’t have the sayings he wanted painted on shiplap, so he instead tattooed them on his face. Seems reasonable.

  3. Normally, when the cops take someone down they automatically start yelling, “stop resisting,” in order to support the subsequent referral of charges for resisting. The defendant, face down on the ground, usually responds in disbelief, “I’m not resisting!”

    In this case, they had to change it. “Stop fighting the dog,” the cop yells, as the suspect is face down in the dirt with his hands cuffed behind his back, as he’s being chomped on by the dog! The reply is almost the same as in the “resisting” cases: “I’m not!”

    Unbelievable. And great find, KCE!


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