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.
Beautiful pics, kanawa!
Great post. I was going to say I could say the same thing about some people, but.... :)) Difference is, I don’t call for their extermination or seek it.
This argument is strangely evocative of the recent argument made by a certain congress critter who wanted to dictate the types of arms someone should own...something to the effect that certain arms serve no purpose in the private sector... Same narcissistic mind-set; same fervent desire to “play God”.
I know. I love to let my dog roam the toy isle.
Not too big...not too small,
does not make it difficult to balance craft,
keeps large portion of owner's body warm at night,
can't be easily snatched away by predators.
good defense for owner against predators,
Short hair...dries fast...very important when sheltering in a tent
LOVES the water...Extremely strong swimmer...important in case of capsize.
How about one that paddles?
Then why are there so few that do
Pleasing me as a pet is all the purpose I need. You have no say in the matter. I care not what pleases you - dressing up in jackboots and masturbating to pictures of holocaust victims or whatever it is you do, so long as you stay off my property in pursuing it. But if you try to come into my house and try to harm my dog, my dog will have barked to warn me long before you got in - purpose that - and I will kill you and feed your carcass to the pigs, it's that simple. Have a nice day.
Could ask why aren't you aware of them?
Shares food with duck...
Friendly with pigs...
Sometimes a little too friendly
Intrigued by but not aggressive towards sheep...
...can be used for herding...
With proper training they can be excellent farm dogs.
Aware? If I'd ever seen one I would have recognized it. I live in sled dog country and have never seen a pit bull in harness for anything serious. I was a first responder and never saw a pit bull mountain rescue or tracker. I've hunted upland game for many years, watched numerous field trials and never saw a pit bull participate.
Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe
"9/11 is a day that no American will ever forget. Although I and my team-mates live in Sacramento, California, we were able to get on the scene at the World Trade Center to help search for survivors. That was a tough situation; even though we have participated in over 200 search missions, every mission has its own challenges. My team also worked the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, and assisted in the search for Laci Peterson.
We are multi-faceted though; when disasters do not call for our services, we take joy in working with special needs children. Some of the children we see are mentally and/or physically challenged. Others are victims of abuse. We do it because we love the work, and because it suits our temperaments. It takes a special kind of courage and demeanor to earn the trust of children, especially those who have lived a life of distrust because of having been battered and abused. We also teach safety programs at schools and to children's groups.
As a result of our work, we've earned a number of awards and recognitions; to name a few:
Presidential Volunteer Lifetime of Service Award from President Barack Obama
Jefferson Award - Nobel Prize for Public Service
American Red Cross Real Hero Award
Certificate of Appreciation from the FBI
NSAL Heroism Award
Despite our work, and these awards and recognitions, most Americans would never recognize us if we were to meet on the street. Our names are Cheyenne, Dakota, and Tahoe. You don't recognize us? That's sad, but not unexpected. As is often the case, the news media tends to portray the worst of society, not the best. You see, the three of us on the team are all of one type - Pit Bull.
It is difficult to understand this, but there are places we can't safely go to help our fellow Americans. We worked tirelessly for many hours in the 9/11 aftermath, but if we were to step foot in Denver or any of the other cities that have passed breed specific laws, we would be taken away from our leader and executed.
Please fight for appropriate dog laws for everyone. Dog laws need to be equal, regardless of breed, and should be fair. Laws that target dogs by breed are discriminatory and dangerous. Just ask the thousands of Pit Bulls who've been summarily killed, rather than given a chance to do the work we do."
Properly socialized dogs are quite affectionate and friendly, even with strangers, and therefore do not make good guard dogs.
Can you tell me why so many kooks have pit bulls specifically for that purpose?
Has your dog discovered “Sprongs”, yet?
WalMart and PetCo sell them.
Best squeaky/bouncy toys, ever.
[my dogs have the whole collection...in multiples]
Thanks for the threat. The NSA has recorded it. Good luck.
lol, the answer to that is right in the middle of your question.
Lots of folks don’t use their dogs for the functions of which they are capable.
For example how many folks have Labs for the purpose of retrieving.
Many folks have their dogs primarily for companionship
Just because folks don’t use their dogs for these functions doesn’t mean they are incapable of being so used.
Now I wouldn’t claim that “pitbull” type dogs excel at sledding.
They can do it and certainly enjoy it up to a certain point
but realistically they aren’t physically designed for the extreme cold in the way of husky types.
My next door neighbor has a husky type who appears to love laying outside in the snow, the colder it is the more he seems to enjoy it.
My dog could not do that, he is short-haired and would be whining to come indoors before long.
In a similar fashion I would guess that while they may be capable of it,
you wouldn’t find too many husky types hunting wild hogs in the southern US.
As far as rescue work, tracking or hunting
with recognition that even among the ‘usual’ participants there are degrees of aptitude,
there is no reason that, with training, “pitbull” types can not excel in those functions.
They do after all have a terrier component to them that lends itself to tracking and hunting.
Not my fault that Dobermans are an untrustworthy breed. :)
How about saving a Freeper’s life?
Or is protecting a man from a bear “not an actual use” for a dog these days?
Not too many dachshunds these days are used to flush badgers out of their holes.
Not too many elkhounds are used to hunt bear or elk.
Not too many Saint bernards are used for rescue missions.
Let me guess; you’d rather sic Odinn on a badger for entertainment.
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