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Bulldog mauls police car; Taser fails to stop it
Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2010 at 6:44 a.m.

Posted on 03/17/2010 2:11:47 PM PDT by BradtotheBone

CHATTANOOGA — What happened to a Chattanooga police officer’s 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 wasn’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at knoxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; leo; maul; police; taser

1 posted on 03/17/2010 2:11:47 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

You beat Chet99


2 posted on 03/17/2010 2:12:23 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: BradtotheBone
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.

God I'm getting old, as I remember when bumpers were made of chrome-plated steel.

3 posted on 03/17/2010 2:13:24 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: BradtotheBone

I wonder if it tasted like donuts.


4 posted on 03/17/2010 2:13:52 PM PDT by blkmontecarlo
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To: BradtotheBone

LOL That is one tough bulldog.


5 posted on 03/17/2010 2:14:01 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Bulldog mauls police car; Taser fails to stop it

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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)


6 posted on 03/17/2010 2:14:31 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: AdamBomb

ain’t a pitbull. not chet99 worthy :)


7 posted on 03/17/2010 2:15:59 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: BradtotheBone

Hire that dog!


8 posted on 03/17/2010 2:20:57 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: absolootezer0

It is an American Bulldog. Looks like a Boxer on Steroids... Some of them are toughies like Pitbulls, and others are sweet like Boxers.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 2:24:09 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Why is it cute when it’s a bulldog but terrifying when it’s a pit bull?


10 posted on 03/17/2010 2:25:53 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: BigEdLB
Some of them are toughies like Pitbulls, and others are sweet like Boxers.

And some just like to eat cars.

11 posted on 03/17/2010 2:26:31 PM PDT by katana (Interesting Times)
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To: BradtotheBone

I don'ts likes coppers."
12 posted on 03/17/2010 2:26:56 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: BradtotheBone
When the unqualified term "Bulldog" is used, I think most people think of the (now) cuddly, large, flat faced, drooly English Bulldog. That breed has had most of its ill temperament bred out of it, by crossing the original Bulldog with Pugs.

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).

13 posted on 03/17/2010 2:27:42 PM PDT by Paradox (The Party of Know.)
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To: Beowulf9
Hire that dog!

Yes! Hire the Dawg. He needs to go to work on Pelosi & Reid's limos. Lots of tires to consume.

It's called making a political statement.
14 posted on 03/17/2010 2:27:58 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BradtotheBone

15 posted on 03/17/2010 2:31:05 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (American exceptionalism - for liberals, it's like garlic to a vampire)
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To: BradtotheBone
Bulldog did that??


16 posted on 03/17/2010 2:39:03 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: BradtotheBone

Dog on meth?


17 posted on 03/17/2010 2:50:32 PM PDT by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA--a/k/a ObamaCare--or lose reelection)
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To: colorado tanker

I LOVE Roz....mmmmmm


18 posted on 03/17/2010 2:52:58 PM PDT by chasio649 (37-21)
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To: BradtotheBone; All

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 Mann’s 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 dog’s perception was in his territory and so the dog just attacked the car.”

Still, after this incident Emerling, his owner, says he can’t risk what could happen if Winston attacks again. He’s considering having him put down. “We can’t take the chance that the next time something sets him off it won’t be a car … we just can’t take that risk.”


19 posted on 03/17/2010 2:54:27 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Paradox

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.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 2:55:56 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: BradtotheBone

This video shows a pic of the dog. 80-pound pit bull mix.

http://wdef.com/dog_versus_chattanooga_police_car_dog_wins


21 posted on 03/17/2010 3:00:34 PM PDT by luckybogey
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22 posted on 03/17/2010 3:03:26 PM PDT by luckybogey
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To: BigEdLB

You beat me by thaaat much.

However, I’d have it chewin’ some Congressional butt!! ....and then work it’s way up the White House ladder.


23 posted on 03/17/2010 3:16:05 PM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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To: cmj328
They are nasty and tenacious little beasts. Passing gas and burping like they are as big as a cow. The car didn't stand a chance against a dog that was bred to bite a bulls nose and hang on til the bull surrenders.
24 posted on 03/17/2010 3:17:55 PM PDT by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: BradtotheBone

“He’s considering having him put down.”

Naw, let’s elect him.


25 posted on 03/17/2010 3:19:46 PM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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To: chasio649
Oh, Roz was smokin' hot!

We've rented some Fraziers and can't believe how good the writing and acting was.

26 posted on 03/18/2010 8:55:59 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: absolootezer0

see post 19. chet worthy now?


27 posted on 03/18/2010 9:05:57 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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