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.
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