Skip to comments.Minneapolis Woman Accused of Mailing Puppy (Idiot Alert!)
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."
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I’d bet the person votes Democrat.
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.
Judge: “How do you plead?”
Woman: “Too stupid to live.”
Did she not answer these question when mailing the package?
Does your package contain any? :
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
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
· Tobacco and tobacco products
· Flammable materials
· Liquids and powders
· Lottery tickets
Some items, however, are not
permitted in the mail, including:
· Alcoholic beverages
· Drug paraphernalia
· Fireworks and other explosives
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)
I CAN HAS NOO ONUR? DIS WUN STOOPID.
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.
You can’t mail lottery tickets? They must be a haz-mat item when the letter spills its contents of them!
So invariably she'll have four or five. Go figure.
Maybe she wanted the person to receive a dead dog in the mail. She might be more evil than stupid...
Oh, is that the pooch she tried to mail? He’s sure cute. Glad he’s okay.
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.
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!
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.
Too stupid to live....
Fish and reptiles get shipped via UPS and FedEx but even they require next day air. Just wow.....
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.
Dumb, but not necessarily meant to be cruel.
She is so stupid. I would have faxed him. Much quicker than mailing...
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
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.
“Champion has until Friday to make an appeal to animal control to get the puppy back. If animal controls says she cant 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.
What is over-top about it?
(Seriously, I don’t understand all this Facebook/tweets nonsense, and don’t want to.)
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?
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.
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.
As others on this thread have mentioned, some people are too stupid to live.
I said maybe not MEANT to be cruel.
I don’t think it was intentional, i.e.
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.
That depends as to whether she intended the recipient to receive a live dog or a dead dog.
Indeed, but I’ll assume the former since she said so, and there’s no other evidence here.
They’re in that pinko bastion of Minnesota. I guarantee you they do
Why was she just ticketed?
She should have been dragged away to jail in irons and shackles.
Idiot alert is right.
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I'd bet the person is too stupid to vote anything.