Skip to comments.Police dog mauls Wal-Mart worker
Posted on 06/09/2012 3:06:10 AM PDT by Daffynition
An employee of a Fayetteville Wal-Mart is recovering from injuries sustained when a police dog attacked him outside the store, Channel 2 Action News reported. Enlarge photo Surveillance video from a Fayetteville Wal-Mart shows an employee, 52-year-old Mang Dieke of Riverdale, struggling with a Fayette County Sheriff's police dog that attacked him outside the store. Dieke dragged the Belgian Malinois by the collar into the store as he struggled to get free. Channel 2 Action News Surveillance video from a Fayetteville Wal-Mart shows an employee, 52-year-old Mang Dieke of Riverdale, struggling with a Fayette County Sheriff's police dog that attacked him outside the store. Dieke dragged the Belgian Malinois by the collar into the store as he struggled to get free.
The incident happened about 2 a.m. Thursday when the worker, Mang Dieke, stepped outside to take a coffee break. As he sat on an outside bench near a Fayette County Sheriffs K-9 officers SUV, a door of the vehicle popped open, and a Belgian Malinois leaped out.
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Perhaps someone can explain to me how a *cop* gets to leave a dog in a parked car in the summer? I’d, rightly, be arrested for animal cruelty.
What?! The police didn’t shoot the dog??
What’s your problem? The cop let the dog out...
Because K9 unit vehicles are modified for the dogs.
They are climate controlled at all times and the better ones even have alarms that go off in case the car malfunctions, leaving the dog with no heat or AC.
The K9 officer I talked with one night was sweating to death on duty outside the car and his GSD was lounging in comfy cool splendor in the car on her bed with food and water in specially mounted bowls.
They make fans for the back of policecars for K9s, but it still seems a bit dangerious for the dog. They have a higher body temp than humans and no real way of getting rid of the heat.
A cop ‘forgot” his dog here in Pittsburgh last year and the poor dog ended up frying in the back of the patrol car.
No he didn’t:
“Deputies also could not explain why the SUVs door lock malfunctioned, allowing the door to open. A remote control has two recessed push buttons to guard against accidental openings. But the locks manufacturer told the Sheriffs Office after the incident that the remote was subject to radio frequency interference.
So it could have been some kid playing with a garage door opener, [or] somebody else in the parking lot unlocking or locking their door, Sheriffs Lt. Dan Thambert said. Sheriffs deputies said they would replace the remotes with a newer model.”
So, why did the dog attack? Aren’t they trained to attack on command and ONLY on command?
I understand many police depts. are getting rid of their Belgian Malinois in favor of German Shepherds because the Malinois are too aggressive and will not let go.
As for unexplained how the dog got out..
Reminds me of the ‘I don’t know, it just went off by itself’ explanation of a AD gun incident.
Anyway, that’s one man that won’t need a Walmart job in a year or two.
I’ve never seen such luxury accommodations here... cops just leave the cruiser motor running with the AC on. I’m all for it.
Out of control animals have to be put down.
Cops get to break all the laws dontcha know! ... If you or I left a car running and unoccupied (by a human) we could get ticketed here in Florida... for them it’s “procedure”.. and just because it’s procedure doesn’t make it legal.
And yes I would have been giggling if that WMT employee bashed the dogs head in or strangled him by twisting it’s collar rather than try to find his handler.
[Funny they have the surveillance tape on this incident but *not* in the Erik Scott incident]
Once you teach a dog to bite no matter how well trained you can not trust them.
They live for the bite like any trained dog they love their work.
Sounds like the attack may be racially motivated.
What if Mang Dieke would have been legally armed and shot the Police dog?
The malinois are cool, mostly. Nothing wrong with them. What happened here is something that will have to be worked out, that team won’t be working anytime soon. Dog may be ill, someone may have been messing with the car and the door and upset it, any number of things.
Just a thougt: bringing a locked-up dog into a rage and then remotely popping the door is something one might expect certain activists to do.
Some years ago I managed to get a letter printed in the newspaper that is the source of this article, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, explaining that almost certainly, the shotgun that “went off” in the police evidence locker, wounding one or both of the cops present (can’t remember, I think it was one), almost certainly did not do so without help from one of the cops present. I also noted that the “accidental discharge” (a term I greatly dislike) discussed in their article was almost certainly better described as a “negligent discharge” (preferred term) and explained how LTC Cooper’s Four Rules of Firearms Safety were almost certainly violated.
I was pretty happy I got it printed.
Maybe it was an unauthorized coffee break.
“He was attacking our dog with his arm!”, said the officer.
I’m not one for frivolous lawsuits, but I’d sue the daylights out of the city.
Most bad guys avoid police dogs like the plague. The reason is they know the dog won’t cease attack until it is called off by the trainer.
A cop told me a story of an annual concert that catered to Hispanics in our area. Each year when the concert ended, the crowd would not leave because they wanted to continue to drink and party. The police used to have to send out 15 to 20 officers to break up the crowd. Now they send a single K-9 unit and poof the rowdies run for their cars.
You may be right. I think a "hate crime" has been committed here. Call in the "thought police".
Cha-ching. This case will settle for $250,000, or go all the way for a bunch more.
Again, police should not be allowed to use attack dogs. This is a great illustration. You cannot surrender to a dog.
I have a mali. You don’t have to teach them to bite, you have to teach them to out, for the most part, you give them an opportunity, they will bite.
You never know what may have really happened. The first ‘protective’ type dog I owned was a really good dobe 30 years ago. One day I heard him barking/growling and a teenager was walking by, when the dog came to the fence he was smacking a baseball bat against the fence right in the dog’s face. Common sense doesn’t rule. It sounds like there was a malfunction, and a malinois has tremendous prey drive, if the guy took off at a run, he gave chase, took the proper bite on the upper arm, and held on.
They love to bite so much, that you use the bite as a reward in training. They are kind of odd, they will pretty much bite with a ‘smile’. In other words, don’t tend to be vicious, often don’t growl, it is all a game/play to them. It does make them easier to train/handle because normally they aren’t in a defensive posture, they are just playing.
I am surprised the victim didn’t get shot by the cop for “attacking” the dog. The cop would have been vindicated regardless of what the camera shows.
Perhaps that raises another question here.
Dogs in the police and security business are taught commands in German. Perhaps dog heard the victim or someone else inadvertently say, “fassen!” (grab).
How do they train police dogs to not notice the pattern that most perps needing take down are black?
What might have happened is the cop accidentally pressed the door release remote, and the dog thought "Show time! Time to take down the nearest black man. Praise and a handful of Snausages will soon follow."
Ban Malinois. They have locking jaws.
I would have.
Me, too, and without hesitation.
Me, too, and without hesitation.
YES !! By their own definition this is a viscous animal and must be destroyed.
If they are too attached to it.. I will shoot it for them.
Was the guy video taping the dog by chance?
Nah, police dogs have their role and it is a necessary role. They do good work and I don’t hear near as many problems with police dogs as with police themselves.
Police dogs can do this
Trying to outrun a police dog
Tackled by dog
Another nice tackle
Disarmed by rover
About my only complaint with police dogs is with the handlers. They seem to get off on seeing the dogs yanking on perps too long, or maybe they think they need to reward the dogs with a little play time. I don’t know. It seems they really take their time calling off the dog. Of course the dogs in some of these videos aren’t keen to break off their attack but in others, the cops really give the dog a good long play time, longer than seems necessary once the perp has submitted. That’s gotta hurt.
Now ask me if I have any sympathy for the perps?
He would have had more holes in him than a piece of Swiss chese.
Cops shoot dog not bothering them, or while trespassing on citizens’ property, no problem.
If this guy would have shot this police dog attacking him, he’d be up on murdering an officer charges.
Aged golden retriever belonging to a non-cop private citizen?
Clearly a dangerous threat to an officer. Must be shot on sight if it so much as looks at an officer.
Loose police dog which attacks a civilian?
Well, golly gee, these things happen. Oopsie. Our bad. Don’t shoot Rex, unless you want to be imprisoned for murdering a police officer.
When someone - or an article - states that the gun “accidentally went off”, I ask them how often do their hooked-up power tools suddenly start running. Deer-in-headlights response and an awkward silence.
On some of those, the trigger pull is heavier than a handgun.
That’s how they play, play kinda rough! I’ve had plenty of clothes ripped, bites (accidental) while training. That said, if the attack WAS unprovoked (which we don’t know) then the dog meets the definition of a vicious dog.
If the guy was taunting the dog, in the dog’s face, we don’t know what went on, just that the dog got out, the guy got bit. It is pretty unusual for a trained dog to target anything except arms and legs. If I were a betting man, I’d bet the stomach, chest, groin were scratches, since from the picture the dog has a classic upper arm hold, often they will brace against your body with their front feet, rip the heck out of your clothes, that’s why you wear a scratch suit or Carhartt overalls. I realize the article says deep bites, but this is a journalist whose experience with protection dogs is about as deep as his experience with firearms, and we know what kind of idiotic references they make to various weapons.
The dog was drug inside while maintaining his grip on the upper arm, which is just as the training dictates. They don’t let go till the ‘out’ command is given, so I don’t believe he would bite in the stomach and let go. It’s not in their DNA or training.
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