DENMARK — A German shepherd named Thor was scheduled for destruction by officials in Denmark. However, the dog was napped by a fake police officer and rescued from his almost certain death.

According to Copenhagen Post, a person dressed as a police officer walked into the Hestehavehus Hundepension kennel and snatched up the pup.

The reason for the ordered destruction was an incident involving a small dog. The dog reportedly scared Thor, causing him to bite the small dog. The injuries suffered by the bite were deemed serious enough to order the destruction of Thor.

Thor’s current whereabouts are unknown to all but the fake officer.

UPDATE: The officer who was thought to be fake was actually reported to be a real officer. His name is Lars Bo Lomholt and has 20 years of experience as an officer. His tenure is now in jeapordy, as he risks losing his job and acquiring fines for the dog-napping.

However, he claimed to stand by his actions. He explained “I know I did something crappy, But I had simply had enough.”

It is unknown at this time what will happen to Thor.

Written By: Lauren Varga