Instead of acting like a villain in a Scooby Doo cartoon blaming "meddling kids," at least this guy gave credit where credit was due.

And that credit goes to Deputy Stan Metzler and his K9 partner Cliff, who responded to a call in Stephenson County to help track a suspect.

Cody Saxby, 34, was being sought on a Wisconsin Department of Corrections warrant and a warrant for domestic battery in Stephenson County, Illinois, according to a Facebook post by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department.

After getting a report Saxby was in the area, Winnebago County Deputy Stan Metzler and his K9 partner, Cliff, responded to W. McConnell Road and N. Damascus Road in the Waddams Township area to help the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Department in the search.

Metzler and Cliff tracked Saxby for 2.5 miles, after which Saxby was located and taken into custody without incident.

“Saxby was so impressed with Cliff’s track he congratulated Deputy Metzler by shaking hands for this photo,” according to the sheriff’s Facebook post, which includes the photo.

Winnebago County Sheriffs Department
Winnebago County Sheriffs Department

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