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Late-night TV show pokes fun of Warner Robins robot police dog

Robot dog debuts at City Council meeting

Lt. Arno the robot dog made his debut at the Warner Robins City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
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Lt. Arno the robot dog made his debut at the Warner Robins City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.


The Warner Robins Police Department got some ribbing recently on the The Daily Show for its robot police dog.


The robot, named Lt. Arno, rides around in a police car as he winks and talks to children about wearing safety belts, bicycle helmets and other safety measures such as looking both ways when crossing the street.



Ronny Chieng, senior Correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central, poked fun of the agency's robot in another installment of "Today's Future Now" on Monday.


In a video clip from The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Chieng jokes that "police got a robot that couldn't even get hired at Chuck E. Cheese.



"So, OK, so Dubai has a hover bike and China has Minority Report, and Americia's like, 'Hey, what if a teddy bear could wink?' That'll solve crime," Chieng jokes. " Also, you don't need a robot dog to impress kids, Ok. Just get a real dog. If a kid sees a Labrador, he loses his ... mind.


"Plus, they're taking jobs away from real dogs, okay. Now they're going to be out on the streets dealing drugs, selling their doggie bodies, and now you have even more crime than you started with."



The robot was purchased with $12,500 donated by businesses and individuals by Lt. Jeff McCommon, the department's community relations officer. He'd seen one at a safety conference.



Byron police also have a robot police dog.

Telegraph archives were used in this article.



Byron Police Department's Cpl. Lee Smith introduces the new robotic canine officer. The K9 drew a crowd May 7, 2016, at the 37th annual Battle of Byron.



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