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Minneapolis Woman Accused of Mailing Puppy (Idiot Alert!)
KSTP-TV (ABC Affiliate in Minneapolis/St Paul) ^ | 2/01/11 | Katie Lynn - Staff Reporter

Posted on 02/01/2011 7:19:42 PM PST by MplsSteve

A Minneapolis woman has been cited for animal cruelty after postal workers say they discovered a puppy in a box she was mailing to Georgia.

Police say the box was taped shut and had no air holes. And, had it been sent for delivery, the box would have been put in an airplane's unheated and non-pressurized cargo hold. Sgt. William Palmer says the Postal Service told police the dog would have died.

Postal Service spokesman Pete Nowacki says post office employees became suspicious when the box fell off the counter after the woman left last Tuesday. Postal inspectors were summoned, the box was opened and the 4-month-old poodle mix was found inside, panting hard, but unharmed.

Nowacki said it was the first time he heard of something like this in his 25 years on the job.

"I'm dumbfounded," said Nowacki. " I can't see a way you look at this and think it's a good idea."

(Excerpt) Read more at kstp.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; idiot; minneapolis; minnesota; mixedbreed; mutt; napl; poodle; poodlemix; puppy; usmail
Wow, I hardly know where to start. This is idiotic on EVERY level.

Comments or opinions - anyone?

1 posted on 02/01/2011 7:19:50 PM PST by MplsSteve
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2 posted on 02/01/2011 7:22:00 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

I’d bet the person votes Democrat.


3 posted on 02/01/2011 7:23:37 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: MplsSteve

publik skoolz?


4 posted on 02/01/2011 7:25:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: MplsSteve

I hope they track her down and then wrap her head in plastic wrap and put her in a laundry bag and hook it on a high speed centrifuge and give her a few spins. She sounds like the kind of woman you would want to follow around just to see what she does next. I hope she doesn’t have any children.


5 posted on 02/01/2011 7:26:43 PM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Most likely a precinct chair.
6 posted on 02/01/2011 7:27:16 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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7 posted on 02/01/2011 7:30:20 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MplsSteve

Judge: “How do you plead?”

Woman: “Too stupid to live.”


8 posted on 02/01/2011 7:34:37 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: GeronL

“publik skoolz?”

Zactly.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 7:37:10 PM PST by bukkdems (Moral people; speak out against polygamy and ban the burqa!)
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To: MplsSteve

Did she not answer these question when mailing the package?
Does your package contain any? :
Perishable Items
Some items require special
packaging or special permission to be mailed. Call 1·800·ASK·USPS or visit your Post Office to find out how to mail these items:
· Live animals
· Fresh fruits and vegetables
· Plants
Keep the Mail Safe: Hazardous and Restricted Materials
Some things cannot be mailed
or can be mailed only in small
quantities for safety and legal
reasons. Some items have
restrictions on how they can be mailed, including:
· Aerosol cans
· Firearms
· Tobacco and tobacco products
· Flammable materials
· Liquids and powders
· Lottery tickets
· Poisons
Some items, however, are not
permitted in the mail, including:
· Alcoholic beverages
· Ammunition
· Drug paraphernalia
· Fireworks and other explosives


10 posted on 02/01/2011 7:39:18 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: MplsSteve

Waddayoubet she watched too many of this cell phone commercial and is now planning to sue the company for giving her the idea?

(I think the commercials are funny and to the point - but some people, I bet, have no idea what the point was)

11 posted on 02/01/2011 7:41:00 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: MplsSteve

I CAN HAS NOO ONUR? DIS WUN STOOPID.

12 posted on 02/01/2011 7:41:49 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: MplsSteve

Put her in a box and tape it shut and send her USPS across the country and see how she’d like it.

What a totally clueless moron.

If there’s ever a case for someone not being allowed to own any pets ever again, she’s the poster child.


13 posted on 02/01/2011 8:06:43 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Bronzy

You can’t mail lottery tickets? They must be a haz-mat item when the letter spills its contents of them!


14 posted on 02/01/2011 8:17:41 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Apparently not. That was from the USPS postal guidelines. They ask me those questions every time I mail something. I just jokingly tell them, “Not today”.
15 posted on 02/01/2011 8:22:43 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


16 posted on 02/01/2011 8:30:31 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Harley
She sounds like the kind of woman you would want to follow around just to see what she does next. I hope she doesn’t have any children.

So invariably she'll have four or five. Go figure.

17 posted on 02/01/2011 8:39:42 PM PST by truthkeeper (Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: MplsSteve
It was only a pit bull, so it was OK.

</sarcasm>

18 posted on 02/01/2011 8:49:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: MplsSteve

Obama voter.


19 posted on 02/01/2011 8:51:50 PM PST by lonestar
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To: MplsSteve

Maybe she wanted the person to receive a dead dog in the mail. She might be more evil than stupid...


20 posted on 02/01/2011 8:57:19 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - World Disaster Map)
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To: RichInOC

Oh, is that the pooch she tried to mail? He’s sure cute. Glad he’s okay.


21 posted on 02/01/2011 9:06:03 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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Facepalm - Multiple

22 posted on 02/02/2011 12:47:35 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Franken! Senator Al Franken! Your package is ready for pick up at the counter. Senator Franken!
23 posted on 02/02/2011 1:18:56 AM PST by shibumi (An Ancient Lunatic reigns in the Trees of the Night!)
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To: shibumi

Well played.


24 posted on 02/02/2011 1:24:07 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: libertarian27

I do not like those commercials at all.

That said,the woman who was mailing the puppy ought to be locked up for the safety of the rest of us. She is obviously nuts.


25 posted on 02/02/2011 1:25:56 AM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

This is really a stupid action.

That said, you can mail live baby chicks and other poultry. I live in a semi-rural area and I’ve been at the PO when the chicks, or the hatching eggs, come in. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. The people receiving the shicks have to pick them up at the PO. They are not delivered to the home by the carrier.

Mabe this stupid woman thought the puppy was a chicken!


26 posted on 02/02/2011 2:20:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank goodness the puppy was able to draw attention to himself. This woman should be fined and sentenced to work at a no-kill shelter for a year or until she realizes the horror of what she did.

Fifteen minutes in a closed coffin might help too.


27 posted on 02/02/2011 4:15:36 AM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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Too stupid to live....

Fish and reptiles get shipped via UPS and FedEx but even they require next day air. Just wow.....


28 posted on 02/02/2011 6:31:45 AM PST by birddog
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To: Slings and Arrows



29 posted on 02/02/2011 6:34:19 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: MplsSteve

People who do not take responsible care of their own animals should not be trusted to have a role of responsibility over people.

I hope she has no minor children or elderly parents in her care.


30 posted on 02/02/2011 6:37:16 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: MplsSteve

Dumb, but not necessarily meant to be cruel.


31 posted on 02/02/2011 6:47:58 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MplsSteve

more here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2667270/posts

She is so stupid. I would have faxed him. Much quicker than mailing...


32 posted on 02/02/2011 6:50:33 AM PST by TankerKC (Part of the Soros funded Blog Police.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Her facebook page (it is so over-the-top that I have to wonder if it is a hoax): http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001389916472&sk=wall


33 posted on 02/02/2011 6:51:41 AM PST by TankerKC (Part of the Soros funded Blog Police.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I would imagine the same rules apply to chickens as they do for all live animals through the PO. Peeps usually have special boxes with several large holes in them, too (although I don’t know if they use those for mailing, or just local transport). I don’t know that your scenarios involve totally wrapped & taped-up packaging as this dog had. Probably labeled, too.


34 posted on 02/02/2011 6:54:34 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TankerKC

“Champion has until Friday to make an appeal to animal control to get the puppy back. If animal controls says she can’t have the puppy back, it will go up for adoption”

But here is the irony. She wanted to give it to someone else, so she would NOT really be the owner anyway very soon. Just ship it to them. I’m starting to think this is going into absurd territory again.


35 posted on 02/02/2011 7:00:48 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TankerKC

What is over-top about it?

(Seriously, I don’t understand all this Facebook/tweets nonsense, and don’t want to.)


36 posted on 02/02/2011 7:02:27 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
What is over-top about it?

QUOTE:

Why I went down to the Minneapolis hennipan public aid office today and they told me I could not get my food stamp benefit because I recieved my august benefit in July instead of august how do that sound to my face page friends and I still don't have no food for august is that some f*@k up bullshit to hear?
UNQUOTE

She has a couple of pictures of Congressional Black Caucus and some funny posts about looking for a white man with phat pockets.

I agree, it is suspicious.

37 posted on 02/02/2011 7:14:14 AM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

1) No food

2) No air holes

3) No water

4) a very limited spot in which it could relieve itself. Walking in its own waste for two days is NOT healthy for the dog, neither is the limited amount of air available to the pup.


38 posted on 02/02/2011 7:52:57 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Uniquely appropriate.


39 posted on 02/02/2011 8:13:04 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

As others on this thread have mentioned, some people are too stupid to live.


40 posted on 02/02/2011 8:22:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Immerito

I said maybe not MEANT to be cruel.

I don’t think it was intentional, i.e.


41 posted on 02/02/2011 9:07:06 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: LowOiL

So this wasn’t on the top page, but you had to dig for it?

What I saw top page wasn’t particularly unusual.

Although, I still don’t know what is “over the top” about this quote. Not too unusual from the low-lifes on the ‘net.


42 posted on 02/02/2011 9:09:19 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

That depends as to whether she intended the recipient to receive a live dog or a dead dog.


43 posted on 02/02/2011 10:09:50 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Indeed, but I’ll assume the former since she said so, and there’s no other evidence here.


44 posted on 02/02/2011 10:11:31 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: rockinqsranch

They’re in that pinko bastion of Minnesota. I guarantee you they do


45 posted on 02/02/2011 10:36:58 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: MplsSteve

Why was she just ticketed?

She should have been dragged away to jail in irons and shackles.


46 posted on 02/02/2011 10:38:44 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: MplsSteve

Idiot alert is right.


47 posted on 02/03/2011 4:33:28 AM PST by austingirl
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thank you Joe. I’ve been gone a lot but appreciate your pings.


48 posted on 02/03/2011 8:15:54 PM PST by potlatch ( !/ ~*coincidences usually aren't *~\!)
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To: rockinqsranch
I’d bet the person votes Democrat.

I'd bet the person is too stupid to vote anything.

49 posted on 02/04/2011 7:29:55 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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