Skip to comments.Bulldog mauls police car; Taser fails to stop it
Posted on 03/17/2010 2:11:47 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
CHATTANOOGA What happened to a Chattanooga police officers car was certainly under the radar.
A city police spokeswoman said Sunday that Officer Clayton Holmes had been checking traffic speeds with radar and stopped to fill out a report when he felt his car shaking. He found a bulldog chewing on the tires.
After the dog attacked two passing cars and a second police car, officers used pepper spray and a Taser on it, but the animal wasnt deterred.
By the time McCamey Animal Center staffers captured that dog and two others, it had chewed two tires and the entire front bumper off Holmes patrol car.
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You beat Chet99
God I'm getting old, as I remember when bumpers were made of chrome-plated steel.
I wonder if it tasted like donuts.
LOL That is one tough bulldog.
Bulldog mauls police car; Taser fails to stop it
Yeah I can believe this. It would take a lot more than a taser to stop a police car.
(Another idiot headline editor strikes again)
ain’t a pitbull. not chet99 worthy :)
Hire that dog!
It is an American Bulldog. Looks like a Boxer on Steroids... Some of them are toughies like Pitbulls, and others are sweet like Boxers.
Why is it cute when it’s a bulldog but terrifying when it’s a pit bull?
And some just like to eat cars.
On a hunch, I looked for a picture of the dog, and the only one I could find was a picture of an American Bulldog. These dogs are not your fat, lazy, cuddly cute bulldogs. These bullies can make pit bulls look small.
Another version of the article says the dog is a pit-bull mix. Perhaps, but if the picture is to be believed, its a Johnson type American Bulldog (as opposed to the Scott type, which is more of a pit bull).
Dog on meth?
I LOVE Roz....mmmmmm
The dog ate my squad car: Chapter Two
Some new details have emerged, and some old ones have proven incorrect, in the case of the dog that tried to eat the police car in Chattanooga.
First off, the dog is a pit bull-boxer mix, not a bulldog, as he was described in most initial reports.
The three-year-old, 80-pound dog, named Winston, managed to break through a locked fence Sunday at Manns Welding, approached a parked police car in which an officer was on the lookout for speeders, and chewed off its front bumper. He also bit through two tires and left teeth marks in the side panel of the vehicle.
The officer got out of the car when he noticed it was shaking, and tried to subdue the dog, first with pepper spray, then with a stun gun. When a second officer arrived Winston chewed the tires of the other patrol car. Eventually the dog was captured by animal control officers, with the help of one of his owners, WDEF reported
Obviously at some point yesterday he was not a nice dog, said his owner, Michael Emerling, but previous to that he was very sweet. Emerling said Winston has never hurt anyone, though he does occasionally show aggression toward lawn equipment.
The dog is being held at the McKamey Animal Center, where Karen Walsh, executive director, noted: Some dogs are very aggressive. Especially when they feel they are being protective. So I think the officer to the dogs perception was in his territory and so the dog just attacked the car.
Still, after this incident Emerling, his owner, says he cant risk what could happen if Winston attacks again. Hes considering having him put down. We cant take the chance that the next time something sets him off it wont be a car we just cant take that risk.
With the Staffordshire that has been our house guest lately, my husband said these kinds of dogs will eat anything. This article definitely proves it.