Popular police dog now a real-action hero

Taking it in his stride: Newly renamed MacGyver is ok with all the attention as acting Seargent Matt Pople looks on. Picture: Jane Dyson
Taking it in his stride: Newly renamed MacGyver is ok with all the attention as acting Seargent Matt Pople looks on. Picture: Jane Dyson

The NSW Police dog unit has renamed one of their more famous pooches after a 1980s action hero — MacGyver.

Dutch Shepherd, Mr Green, two-months old, was stolen on Thursday, June 18 from a patrol car in South Street, Gymea.

He was found unharmed an hour later in Boyle Street, Sutherland. 

A woman, 17, was arrested and will be dealt under the Young Offenders Act.

Following his adventure, police asked the public to help name the training puppy.

After two weeks and thousands of suggestions from the public, he has been renamed MacGyver.