Skip to comments.Couple accuses mail carrier of fatally injuring their dog with a rock
Posted on 05/24/2014 10:33:40 PM PDT by Altariel
FORT WORTH Police and U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating a complaint by a Meadowbrook area couple that a mail carrier fatally injured their Yorkshire terrier by hitting him with a rock.
The 5-year-old dog named Maxwell wandered across the street from his owners residence in the 3600 block of Hazeline Road about 11 a.m. Saturday, Maxwells owner, Lawrence Brown, said Monday.
Brown, 46, said he was in the garage and didnt realize Maxwell was across the street when he heard a dog yelping in pain.
As he walked toward the street, Brown saw the mail carrier and asked, What did you do to that dog?
He said, I got me one, Brown said.
Thats when Brown realized that the injured dog was Maxwell.
I asked him why he hit my wifes dog with a rock, and he said, I did what I had to do, Brown said.
A veterinarian at an emergency clinic told the Browns that Maxwell had a shattered skull and severe spinal cord injury and couldnt be saved, so the dog was euthanized, Lawrence Brown said.
A Fort Worth police officer responded to an animal cruelty report call about 2:15 p.m. Saturday from the Browns address, said officer Daniel Segura, a police spokesman. The victim told officers that the possible suspect was the mail carrier, Segura said.
Police have talked to a U.S. Postal Service letter carriers supervisor, Segura said.
Police are not releasing the letter carriers name, and no arrest has been made, Segura said.
The postal service is investigating the Browns complaint, said Arlene Sanchez, a Postal Service spokeswoman for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The postal service takes the issue of dog bite prevention very seriously, Sanchez said by email. We are saddened at the loss of the customers pet.
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Unfortunately, a sad doggie story. Postal worker v. 10 pound Yorkie.
Did the guy fail his cop exam and become a mail carrier instead?
A grown man afraid of a Yorkie, an animal bred to kill rats is not going to be able to do much damage to a full sized human being. If it were my dog this postal worker would be on the wrong end of “I got me one” one night. Anyone that would do that to an animal, well let’s just he would be doing more for the earth as fertilizer.
just another government worker idiot monster
“I felt threatened.”®
Yep, it’s only a matter of time before the “thrill” of attacking a 10 pound dog gives way to the thrill of attacking bigger animals or children or the elderly.....
I thought the US Postal Service had ammunition!!!!!!
Can’t they shoot dogs the way cops do?!?
Hey...gubmint employees...better be careful. People aren’t going to put up with your sh*t much longer.
(we have ammo, too.)
If you raise your arms to De Ebils, you better throw two rocks really damn fast and accurate.
A month ago a meter reader in Los Angeles did the same thing to a home owners Yorkie..asked to enter the property, the homeowner said yes but one minute while I put in my dogs..as soon as she turned around he was already on her property, the yorkies went up to him like dogs do, and he took a baton and hit one of them named Bean Bean and killed him..when the homeowner asked him why he did it he said “Ive been bitten twice today so its not my problem” the dog died on the way to the hospital..if either of these people had done the same thing to my dog that person would get a bullet to the head
For some time now, people have pointed out that meter readers, mailmen, etc, manage to do their jobs around dogs without shooting them. I wonder if this is an indication that they also are receiving New Training and this will become more widespread.
Hopefully this is Another isolated incident (tm).
NO ONE, goes into my yard unless I take them back. I don’t have a little dog, nothing wrong with them, I have a 140+ pound Mastador and nobody gets to him. I started locking up tight years ago when any jack who wanted up the pole thought they could access my property without permission and leave the gate open for my prior dogs to get out. And quite simply, anyone hurts my dog is the same as hurting my family, my response will be swift and extremely painful, none of this calling the police crap. Not by me anyway.
It’s called precedent.
When people discover that others consistenly get away with something, they tend to try it themselves.
[did meter readers get tons of ammo like the PO did?]
I don't know in this case so have no opinion on this particular case.
We have to *make* them come read our meter in person rather than guesstimate it.
Even though the Dobes are inside the house, the meter is right beside the front window.
The glass must not look sturdy enough.
Meeter readers are issued a dog repellant that works well, and I’ve seen others without spray simply place their clipboards between them and the small dogs.
The Meter reader didn’t even have the right to go on her property til she OKed it..she did OK it but she also said to wait til she puts the dogs in the house..he was the one in some crazy rush to get it done that he opened the gate and by the time she turned around he was already there
Here is more on the story
so sad and such an adorable little pup..his sister Daisy looks for him everyday
Ahh, the dreaded Night Fury. :)
We’re all doomed, doomed. Just look at those eyes....
No....it’s the *snakes* who have the guns.
The dogs are just au natural.
Dear God that’s horrible.
I cannot imagine.
I’ve never had anybody in a rush to get in the yard *before* I put my dogs away..but, well, they’re not poor little Yorkies, either.
She makes Odin seem like a sissy.
Yorkies are such sweet dogs, even if and that is a BIG IF, even if one of the yorkies might have grabbed onto the guys leg, so what, their teeth are so tiny, no reason to hit him with a baton..what’s the worst thing that happens..he can ask the lady if the dogs have had their shots or at most sue her for the doctors visit..but to go as far as to use a baton(And what meter reader walks around with a baton?) against a defenseless little animal just broke my heart..I cried like a baby after hearing the story..and the meter reader had death threats made against him, can’t say I blame them, I would have been in the front of the line ready to hit him with a baton see how he liked it
That photo is AWESOME..a dog that packs heat!!
Fer cryin’ out loud, if a *Yorkie* scares you, you should just stay home and hide under your bed.
This was a sick power trip.
I sincerely hope they fire him and fine him...at the very least.
*Somehow*, my dainty mom managed to deliver mail for over 30 years on a rural route that was heavily populated with farmer/hillbilly/redneck territorial hounds and porch dogs with no fences or chains without trouble.
The only dogbite I ever got was from a Neighbors Yorkie when I was 17. It sneaked up behind me and bit my right achilles tendon. That hurt like hell.
Anyhow, I know a few letter carrier and dog stories. I knew one guy who smacked——a much larger dog-—— in the head with a pop bottle he had just drained and still had in his hand. The dog left him alone after that.
This guy had no excuse to use a rock since he was issued repellent spray.
Too bad we can’t start a betting pool on this.
My money’s on he gets away with it.
I thought they equipped the mailmen with mace. Is this the case? Mace beats killing the animal.
I simply hope that something befalls these people that causes them ten times the emotional pain that they caused the dog owners. That’s all I’m gonna’ say.
This indeed is a sad story. Postal carriers are required to carry mace for dog protection. A rock was unnecessary.
But on the other side, the dog should have been on a leash or in a fenced area. You do not let your dog run the neighborhood. For your protection and the dog.
The cops in our small town carry dog biscuits when they encounter a dog while working. I read one police report where a scuffle during arrest occurred. The dog bit down one the officer’s ear. She said it was not breaking skin, just clamping on the ear. End of the story, the man went to jail, and the dog was safe, and the officer was no worse for the wear. I think these dog killings are a departmental attitude. In the last 40 years I do not believe there has been an incident of a dog being killed by any officers in our county.
If your dog bit me I’d fight the dog off and then you’d get something.
Yeah, but how many dogs with da ebils did she encounter?
Oh, great. Give man’s best friend the guns or the cold, reptilian ones the guns.
Next they’ll form hunting packs and start vocalizing to each other as they approach their quarry.
We’re all doomed.
I see she has a strong opinion about snakes.
Does Odhinn still outrank her or has she trained him to do her ebil bidding?
Our cops carry .45 caliber dog biscuits.
I have delivered the mail for over 20 years. Big dogs are bad, but terriers are the worst, they are fast and aggressive. Yes we do have mace and most of the time it works well. Worst attack I’ve had was with a white German shepherd mix. Two cans of mace in his face over the course of 5 to 10 minutes, he still kept coming, picked up a small baseball sized log off a wood pile for each hand. It took three solid strikes to his head to finally make him leave. I wasn’t even in his yard and a couple weeks before he jumped out of the window of a moving vehicle to come after me. I feel for the Yorkie owner, that carrier sounds like a mean jerk and we are NOT ALL like that.
>>> Her somewhat disturbing choice of birthday gift.