Skip to comments.Army Vet Says Police Raided Wrong Apartment, Killed His Dog
Posted on 06/05/2013 6:20:16 AM PDT by Altariel
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Adam Arroyo has lived in his Breckenridge apartment for three years but has never experienced a day like this past Monday; when police busted down his door in search of drugs, shooting and killing his dog in the process.
"She's over here, chained up, and look at all these bullet holes man. Look at the blood right here," Arroyo explained as he showed Eyewitness cameras where his pit bull mix Cindy had been shot.
"She was tied up in the kitchen like I tie her up every single day, and they shot her for no reason."
When Arroyo returned home Monday evening he found his apartment torn apart, door busted down and several bullet holes in his kitchen wall.
He also found a search warrant for 304 Breckenridge, upper apartment.
The suspect named in the warrant was described as a black male and was wanted on suspicion of dealing crack.
Arroyo is Hispanic and lives at 304 Breckenridge, upper-rear apartment, which has a completely separate entrance and is clearly marked on his mail box.
Reporter: "You have never used or sold drugs in this apartment?" Arroyo: "Never. Never. I don't do drugs. I'm a United States veteran. I work everyday. I'm just trying to live my life."
Arroyo is a combat veteran who served in Iraq and plans to join the National Guard. This incident, however has left him heart-broken and angry.
"For police to wrongfully come into my house and murder my dog... It wasn't that they felt threatened. No. They murdered my dog," said Arroyo, beginning to tear up.
"That was my dog, man. That was my dog. They didn't have to do that, you know. They didn't have to do that."
Arroyo now has to pay to have Cindy cremated. He also had to repair his door at his own cost and has had to miss work.
He plans now to press charges against the City of Buffalo.
Buffalo Police spokesperson Michael DeGeorge says Internal Affairs has launched an investigation into the case, but that police believe they had the proper address.
He also says detectives "don't believe the dog was chained or leashed" when they executed the raid. Adding that if any wrong doing is found in the investigation that officers will face consequences.
DeGeorge could not comment on whether officers found any drugs inside the apartment.
Anyone, and I do mean anyone, who harms one of our dogs is a dead person walking. The only questions will be when, where, and how.
Even here in MA I can still shoot dogs if they go after my livestock.
I invite you to drop by our home and try to “exterminate” our pet. I’ll kill before you can twitch, that I promise you.
All one need do to prove it is look at the occupant of the White House and most of the politicians in this country.
That little puppy in the bottom right corner is clearly displaying engaged in biological terrorism. Biological weaponry is clearly being produced!
And yet, as in the example, an Agent of the State was all too willing to seize her dog.
Simply because the good little government employee was convinced otherwise.
Clearly he’s exhibiting threatening canine behavior.
An example? Not a single name was mentioned in this alleged incident. Who were the victims and who were the Canadian authorities?
which is no different from the comments made by Freepers in describing their experiences with corrupt government employees.
Made anonymously? Yes. In both cases.
See also, here:
The Dog Owner’s Liability Act is certainly verifiable:
Given the intelligence of the average government employee, and the state of the justice system, the account rings true.
Stupid forum posters’ should be exterminated...In the long run it would be doing them a favor.
Some more anecdotes:
The moral? The public in general (and the media and government employees in particular) requires education on dog breeds.
Except I've not seen links to dog breed sites made by Freepers attempting to give credence to their experiences with corrupt Canadian government employees.
“If I was a cop and saw a pitbull Id shoot the damn thing too. In the long run they probably did him a favor. The breed should be exterminated.”
This is why people need to take a test before being allowed to vote.
Cops get the wrong house, shoot the animal, leave him with the bill and the mess to clean up, and you side with the cop?
I’m NO fan of the pitbull, but this has to rank up there with most ignorant post of the decade, and there’s still almost seven years left. In fact, from here its a battle for number two.
The public in general requires education on many things more important than dog breeds. I’m a dog owner and have been for many years. Too many owners are irresponsible. Too many parents are irresponsible.
While also true, in the case of this article, we have a responsible dog owner; what we lack are responsible government employees who would never *dream* of storming an innocent man’s house.
It is the government employees, not the dog owner, who are responsible for the dog’s death here.
I can see how someone comparing apples to pianos, rather than apples to apples would come across that problem.
As established, there are some people who are so ignorant on te subject that they cannot even distinguish the more popular dog breedss with “pit bulls”. (Really a type, not a breed, just as “spitz” or “spaniel” are types, not breeds).
Thank the media.
Their efforts to encourage such hysteria only encourage breed & type bans.
And when people demand “something must be done” about irresponsible owners and their dogs, it is the responsible dog owners whose dogs are (literally, in the case of this story) in the crosshairs.
>>>What kind of dog has to be tied up<<<
Perhaps a house training in progress. My late dog’s trainer suggested that I tie my dog to the door knob while I was gone because they don’t poop where they sleep. After a few days confined, my dog no longer pooped in the house.
Yes, that is possible, either house training or an attempt to keep the dog from chewing on the owner’s possessions.
Or perhaps both.
Give it your best shot.
Just as are the guns of responsible gun owners.
such hysteria only encourage breed & type bans
There is nothing hysterical about pit bulls and pit bull crosses.They were bred for a purpose.
Chaining a dog inside a house/apartment unsupervised isn't responsible.
STUPID! Didn't your dog's trainer ever hear of a kennel?
Cynophobia, even selective cynophobia, is based in fear, not in reason or logic.
Be careful-the tyranny you justify to assuage your cynophobia is the same tyranny others will use to justify *your* breed of choice being gunned down while chained.
You are so right!!! Never ceases to amaze me how ridiculous some get here, demanding that dogs of a certain “type” (pit bull is NOT a breed, for those who haven’t clued in yet!), and cannot connect the dots between their attitudes and BSL legislation which usually encompasses an entire LIST of breeds to be banned. Yes, it makes soooo much sense to call for one type to be wiped out, doesn’t it? Every time I see those arguments justifying their deaths I have to remind myself that this is a conservative “less government” site. Or at least it’s supposed to be....
PETA is not an animal welfare organization, though they have tried to claim that mantle for some time. They hold a record on killing domestic animals when they get their hands on them. They feel they are “liberating” them from captivity and a potential bad owner in the future. Sick bunch. They want to eliminate the concept of domestic animals....
PLEASE tell me the idiots got what was coming to them for that!! PLEASE tell me those “officers” are now civilians....
"The term pit bull refers to certain breeds of dog namely, the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and any crosses amongst the three."
And enforcement of better methods for dealing with them on the part of the police. Accountability is what is needed.
Hence my point. It is NOT one single “breed” of dog, but comprises many breeds. You made my point beautifully.
How do you know the dog was “unsupervised”? The owner was in the kitchen area, and the dog was too, apparently. How do you get “unsupervised” from that??
No it is a type bred for fighting. The animal of choice for American dog fighters is the Pit Bull. Do you condone dog fighting?
You didn't read the article, did you?
Do you? What an inane question, but since you asked — not only do I NOT condone dog fighting, but I also don’t believe in punishing the animal for the sins of the human. Got it? Clear, now? And you?
I read it just fine. Nothing in there suggested the dog was “unsupervised”. He was tied up, not a threat and you are suggesting what to the contrary, exactly??
You appear to be implying (by your question) that the only reason to have one of the bully breeds (again, “pit bull” is a “type”) is for fighting. Surely you don’t really believe that!!
He possibly did but I wouldn’t have had money for a cage at the time. She was a big dog. She was tied. Was able to stand and change position. It worked in a week. She lived a long life.
Thank you for your insightful posts!! They bear repeating to those who can’t connect the dots....
So who was supervising the dog if no one was present in the apartment? A spirit? SHEESH!
So....dog is chained up and that constitutes the right for the cops to kill him according to your “logic” — ok. Got it. SHEESH yourself!
Not the only reason. Tell me there aren't better breeds/types of dogs for companionship, hunting, service, rescue, tracking, etc. Where besides fighting do the "bullies" excel?
They are loving and used to be called the “nanny dogs” in earlier US history because of their gentle nature. The fact that you don’t seem to know the answer to that question speaks volumes. Sad.
Your words, not mine. I never mentioned the cops, did I?
And yet that was the point of the article: an unwarranted killing by the cops. Sorry you didn’t get that. Hence my confusion when you started chasing rabbits.
You had the money for a trainer, dog food and veterinary care, but not for a kennel?
According to the absent dog owner who claims to have left his dog chained inside his apartment unsupervised.
You didn't answer.
Tell me there aren't better breeds/types of dogs for companionship, hunting, service, rescue, tracking, etc. Where besides fighting do the "bullies" excel?
Nothing you come up with changes the fact that that IS what the bully breeds were called in past years. They are loyal to a fault (hence the reasons thugs can get them to fight each other so well — to please their sadistic masters). And, oh, yes, I did answer your question. You just apparently either didn’t read it or didn’t like it.
And you’re saying something else occurred? Do tell.
I did answer. See post 141 and below post as well. For the record, you didn’t answer my question regarding dog fighting and whether or not you condone it?
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