Skip to comments.Drunk Woman Sics Dogs on New Zealand Cops
Posted on 01/10/2006 4:30:30 AM PST by martin_fierro
Drunk Woman Sics Dogs on New Zealand Cops
Mon Jan 9, 9:53 PM ET
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A drunken woman unleashed pitbulls on two New Zealand policemen responding to a domestic dispute, sending them scrambling to their patrol car where she bashed in their windshield with her feet, police said.
Gunshots and pepper spray couldn't deter the pair of angry hounds, which hurled themselves at the car's windows, said Detective Senior Sergeant Neil Grimstone in the northern city of Auckland.
The "intoxicated and aggressive female," meanwhile, "jumped up onto the bonnet of the car and smashed the patrol vehicle's windscreen with her feet," he said in a statement.
Back-up officers arrived and tried to negotiate with the woman, but to no avail. One of the dogs charged and was shot and wounded. The woman also assailed officers and was arrested, he said.
Grimstone said the shooting still didn't deter either dog, with the wounded one again turning on police and shot a second time.
"The dog has, only after being shot twice, then run off," he said.
Both animals were later impounded and were to be destroyed, he said.
The woman, aged 27 but not identified by police, faced charges of assault with a weapon, intentional damage, disorderly behavior and resisting police. Grimstone said more serious charges were likely.
"There is no question that this woman is totally responsible for the demise of these animals. Drunken, violent, aggressive and confrontational behavior like this will not be tolerated," he said.
Grimstone wasn't immediately unavailable for comment Tuesday. It was unclear why the officers were called to the home.
They should have shot the dogs on the spot. Those were killing machines. It's a good thing they never went after an unprotected civilian. That shark attack recently would've looked tame.
Sounds like my annual salary review.
ROFL ...........btw, is Ted Kennedy doing the interrogation now?
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