Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Dog eats car....
One of the first calls I ran "solo" as an Animal Control Officer was in response to a report of two pitbulls attacking the bumper of a man's car. They really did a number on the guy's ride. You wouldn't think a dog could do that kind of damage to a bumper - but they can. I eventually found the rampaging dogs, chased one back into its yard, and impounded the other one.
All while a Police Officer nervously pointed a shotgun at me.
Ok... He was actually trying to point the scattergun at the dog. But considering the fact that I had the crazy dog on the end of a 5 foot long restraint pole, and we were circling our way across a residential front yard about 30 feet away from him... I'm not going to quibble. The dog was incredibly strong, and to get him from point of impound to my truck we had to circle our way across the yard like some kind of odd dance. With each loop we made, the cop swept me with the muzzle of the shotgun.
In the officer's defense, the dog was really scary.
In my defense, I ripped him a new asshole once I noticed what he was doing.
Anyway... that was a million years ago. I hadn't thought about it in a long time, until a friend sent me a link to the video below. The vid is from a dashboard camera in a police car, and took place recently in Chattanooga.