Sunday, November 8, 2009

Long Beach police shoot dog four times on his own property

90lbs is pretty big for a pit bull, but hey don't let that stop you from calling a big dog a pit bull.

Anyway, Long Beach police were getting their suspect chase on - reports stated there was a random guy running around with a knife. Not knifing anyone, just clearly a bit unstable.

Police responded and then were all hey let's go into this person's yard! So they go into this person's yard and are all holy crap, there is a dog here! and respond to the dog's presence by shooting him four times!

Tampa police kills dog on his own property

Some dude in Tampa was able to see blood on the tooth of a dog standing less than 10' away because he has amazing super eyesight. He then claims this must be because the dog bit someone else, although no one else was bitten so I guess he was wrong.

The story gets interesting because apparently the dogs were either earlier shot dead and confiscated or were shot dead and confiscated after they stared menacingly at this random dude who "loves dogs" but "hates pit bulls". Nevermind that pit bulls are genetically dogs. CRAZY.

So back to the interesting part. The dogs were actually on their own property when they were shot by police. A police officer leapt into the yard to serve an eviction notice and then was all surprised when the two dogs living on the property felt this was rude. One bit his leg and so he shot that dog. The other dog didn't do much but look silly and was later confiscated by animal control.

Epic reporting skills on this one.

Alton police shoot and kill two dogs, taser a third

A man is facing misdemeanor charges after his dogs escaped from his house during a police interview and were shot or tasered.

Someone reported that a dog was running loose. Police responded and approached a home with a barking dog, assuming it was the house with the loose dog. As they talked to the resident, a dog escaped from the screened in porch and was safely subdued with a Taser by one officer. When the woman was so stupid as to not confine her dogs in another room and they got out, charging an officer as territorial dogs are want to do, this officer selected a gun to deal with the animals. He shot both of them, inevitably resulting in their deaths.