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Dog (Pit Bull) that attacked police cars must attend classes
Assoc. Press ^ | 03/26/2010

Posted on 03/26/2010 7:06:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A pit bull mix in Tennessee has been sentenced to obedience training after his dogged attack on a local police car.

Winston didn't bite anybody, but he mauled a Chattanooga police car in what might have been a confused attempt to take a bite out of crime. The persistent pooch managed to tear off a section of the front bumper and damage the tires.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a judge ruled that Winston had been a very bad dog. He was sentenced to obedience and canine good citizen classes, and he'll have to wear a tag that says he is "potentially dangerous."

Charges against his owner will be dismissed if the classes are completed successfully

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: leo; maul; meth; methlab; methlabrador; pitbull
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Bulldog mauls police car; Taser fails to stop it
 
03/17/2010 2:11:47 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 26 replies · 1,022+ views
Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2010 at 6:44 a.m.
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...


1 posted on 03/26/2010 7:06:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

May I sugggest a Korean cooking class???


2 posted on 03/26/2010 7:08:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


3 posted on 03/26/2010 7:08:41 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, Im glad everything worked out for Winston. It would have been a shame to put that dog down for what he did.


4 posted on 03/26/2010 7:09:05 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O89P4UwDVso


5 posted on 03/26/2010 7:09:29 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You are good.


6 posted on 03/26/2010 7:09:36 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: SJSAMPLE

any idea which breed kills more folks versus which attacks more police cars?


7 posted on 03/26/2010 7:09:38 AM PDT by wardaddy (Greetings Comrade!)
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To: BradtotheBone

I saw the dog easily ripping the car apart. GM???


8 posted on 03/26/2010 7:10:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: timeflies

Thanks, I try... :)


9 posted on 03/26/2010 7:10:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: SJSAMPLE; Chet 99
I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.

Yeah. Seems like Chet is telling us that everyday

10 posted on 03/26/2010 7:11:58 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Winston tastes good?..............


11 posted on 03/26/2010 7:13:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: wardaddy

I don’t know if they keep stats on police car attacks, but they’re gonna have to start.


12 posted on 03/26/2010 7:14:06 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Responsibility2nd
Yeah. Seems like Chet is telling us that everyday

Well, I have to admit, I've never seen a dog rip a cop car to pieces like that... I'd say this one wasn't rare, it was one of a kind!

Scary to watch that clip, but funny as hell nonetheless...

13 posted on 03/26/2010 7:21:30 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m not a pit bull fan, but I’ll bet the dog does better than some people who are ordered to attend classes.


14 posted on 03/26/2010 7:32:01 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The Obama Administration program - The B F Deal)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Car Cam of attack with two other dogs joining in on the fun!

http://www.kcra.com/video/22956790/index.html


15 posted on 03/26/2010 7:38:06 AM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Dogs often chase cars but rarely catch one.


16 posted on 03/26/2010 7:38:24 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Dogs attacking vehicles are rare.


17 posted on 03/26/2010 7:39:06 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Most police cars are Ford Vics.


18 posted on 03/26/2010 7:39:18 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Calling Cesar Millan!


19 posted on 03/26/2010 7:49:27 AM PDT by shiva
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To: popdonnelly
I’m not a pit bull fan, but I’ll bet the dog does better than some people who are ordered to attend classes.

Yeah. And too bad that the two legged dogs don't have to wear a sign: "potentially dangerous."

He was sentenced to obedience and canine good citizen classes, and he'll have to wear a tag that says he is "potentially dangerous."

20 posted on 03/26/2010 7:51:03 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

They would be smarter to require him to be put on a strenous excercise program.

21 posted on 03/26/2010 8:07:32 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Clyde...scrap the caddy!


22 posted on 03/26/2010 8:14:20 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: SJSAMPLE

lol...i actually had a big bull gator attack our old pickup in rural Wilcox Alabama one night...damaged hell out of it.

he was meandering down a red clay road from slough to slough and did not like us pestering him with the truck


23 posted on 03/26/2010 8:23:17 AM PDT by wardaddy (Greetings Comrade!)
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To: SJSAMPLE; kanawa

RDO ping?

Everyone LOVES radar traps, too.

While I wasn’t there, I have a theory on why the dog did what it did: It saw a vehicle parked where no-one else ever parks, and took it upon himself to encourage the stranger/threat to leave. Dogs do stuff like that, it’s why we have them in the first place. Companion critters came long after the guard dog.


24 posted on 03/26/2010 8:25:41 AM PDT by Don W (I only keep certain folks' numbers in my 'phone so I know NOT to answer when they call)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Maybe next time a BEAR attacks someone, a Judge will send the bear to obedience school.

I’m thankful that the dog was not put down. MAYBE that tire had run over some drugs or some marijuana and the dog was just trying to tell the police that he’d be a good candidate to be a Drug Dog or a Border Guard Dog.


25 posted on 03/26/2010 8:33:45 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: Don W

That’s possible, tho I do detect a bit of the “guilty look” in that pic.

We had a husky mix who just couldn’t resist chewing, til she was too toothless old TO chew...and anytime she nailed something and knew she shouldn’t have, she’d have that same head down, eyes up “you’re gonna be soooo mad when you find it” look.


26 posted on 03/26/2010 2:16:53 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Trijicon, the scope of CRUSADERS!!)
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