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Drunk Woman Sics Dogs on New Zealand Cops
AP/Yahoo ^ | Mon Jan 9, 9:53 PM ET

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.


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CRY HAVOC! And let slip the pitbulls of war.
1 posted on 01/10/2006 4:30:32 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro

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.


2 posted on 01/10/2006 6:07:40 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: martin_fierro
Drunken, violent, aggressive and confrontational behavior like this will not be tolerated," he said.

Sounds like my annual salary review.

3 posted on 01/10/2006 6:09:07 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Drunken, violent, aggressive and confrontational behavior like this

ROFL ...........btw, is Ted Kennedy doing the interrogation now?

4 posted on 01/10/2006 7:32:47 AM PST by beyond the sea ("If someone is callin' you from Al Queda, we want to know why.")
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