Thursday, September 23, 2010
Police Shoot Dog With Assault Rifle
During a stand-off, a dog described as a Rottweiler was loose. In a brilliant stroke, the deputy at the scene got a noose around the dog and asked the dog's owner, who the dog was protecting, to hold her. This was the less brilliant stroke. The deputy had a chance to place the woman and the dog in the back of his cruiser instead of allowing the dog to still be loose. When the dog became more agitated, again, there was an opportunity to put the dog into a vehicle. Instead, the situation escalated, the dog broke from the rope, and the man shot her three times, killing her.