WATERBURY— Ever since the Vermont State Police introduced new K-9 Unit member Loki the Plott hound to the public last week, people have been considering extreme measures to arrange a meeting.
“I’m willing to cause a little trouble if that means I can play with this future hero,” one person posted on the Vermont State Police Facebook page.
“Okay you can pull me over if I get to see Loki and all her puppy-ness,” wrote a fan on Instagram.
Added another: “Sooo … do you have to get arrested to be able to go see and pet her … ?”
The answer is no.
Millions of people have watched videos and checked out photos of Loki on VSP’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
In just a few days, members of the public will have a chance to meet her in person, without having to commit a crime or stage their own disappearance.
The 10-week-old pup and her handler, Detective Trooper Chris Hunt, will visit the Statehouse in Montpelier on Friday morning, and the Vermont State Police Barracks in Williston later that afternoon.
Visitors will be able to pet Loki and take photos.
Police ask anyone who attends to avoid bringing any dog treats, toys or food when meeting Loki. Details about the events are below:
Meet Loki in Montpelier:
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
WHERE: Cedar Creek Room, Vermont Statehouse.
Meet Loki in Williston:
WHEN: 4-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
WHERE: Front sally port, Vermont State Police Barracks, 2777 St. George Road (Vermont Route 2A).
For people interested in a career with the Vermont State Police, a recruiter also will be on hand at the Statehouse and at the Williston Barracks to talk about the hiring process and to answer any questions.