Skip to comments.Feds: Doctor Attacked Mailman For Spraying Dog
Posted on 07/11/2012 9:01:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
A female physician was named today in a felony complaint accusing her of assaulting a letter carrier who pepper-sprayed her pit bull when the dog attacked him as he delivered mail last month on a leafy Maryland street.
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Life is hell and then you own a pit bull.
WOOF, not meow!
If Obama had a doctor...
Should have pepper sprayed her as well.
What happened to first do no harm?
Not a huge fan of pit bulls.....but I despise creeps on my property with ‘authoritarian attitudes’.
My late dog was VERY protective of our property. Once heard a sqwabble outside the back door and investigated. My eyes burned. The meter man yelled at me that he was going to SUE us because our dog took a plug out of his hand. Turns out, he FIRST sprayed my dog, and THEN our dog bit him after I grilled him. Lucky for us, we had “BEWARE OF DOG” signs posted at the entrances to our property. He couldn’t do $hit in the ‘lawsuit’ department.
People sentimentalize their pets, treating them like children. They have their own natures, and are not human.
Well, who’d have guessed? She’s black and hunted the postman down after the fact in her SUV.
Yeah, but a mailman delivering your mail is not an authoritarian on your property. If dogs aren’t docile, they should be leashed...or accept your mail on the sidewalk.
Not in these parts. You post a warning, the law protects the landowner.....as for now.
There are mind sets I just don’t understand. Maybe because I’m old. If a neighbor dragged my kid home by an ear I’d expect they’d have had good reason and would have thanked them. My mail man was a neighbor. My dog was fine until he was in uniform. I would have profusely apologized if he ever had to pepper spray my dog, and it would have been my fault for being negligent. Our world has become beyond crazy.
If a postal employee comes on your property to deliver your mail and is attacked by a dog, they can pepper spray the dog and you have no arguments.
We had an old blind maltese female dog that use to bark at the mailman when she heard him coming toward the porch to put mail in the box. One day the screen door was not latched so she went out the door barking. The postman was a small Asian man about 60 years old. He backed down the two steps and then claimed the dog bit him. She could not see him and did not bite him. I got him to sit down and show me his “wound” it was an old scab on his leg that looked like it was scratched off. I think he brushed the side of the brick planter when he went down the step so it scraped his scab. It was about a 1/4” long. I asked him to wait and went and got some disinfectant and a band aid. Next thing I know the Post Office will not deliver our mail, demanding we get rid of our pet, a 8 lb., 16 year old dog that was pretty much in her last year of life. My husband took pictures of our dog to the Postmaster along with my written statement of what happened. We had to move our mailbox away from the porch. Never saw that postman on our route again. I think he was just going for a disability and early retirement.
Lack of values and common courtesy...plain and simple.
I have a protective bulldog too (not an American pitbull terrier, Staffordshire terrier, no terrier blood) and I have signs on the gates, the front door, and the gates are all locked since the time the lawn spray guy left a gate open.
One day I heard a ruckus and went to the front door and he was hanging on to the mail lady’s arm. It was snowing and she had cracked the door to slide in a package.
He didn’t bite her. She was wearing a thick winter coat, no bruises, no broken skin. He thought she was an intruder and was holding her there until I told him it was OK to let her go. I didn’t train him to do that.
In any event I would rather he were pepper-sprayed than shot. If someone points a gun at him, I have a gun too. The US post office won’t bring packages to my door now and that’s fine with me. The census guys, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Girl Scouts and salesmen—all the Ding Dongs—they can leave whatever they want me to see in the newspaper box.
Ummmmmm, OK, if you say so.
Typical union pratt.
“he was hanging on to the mail ladys arm.... He didnt bite her
Ummmmmm, OK, if you say so.”
There is a big difference between a “bite” and a “hold.”
Gotta side with the mail carrier defending himself.
The postal service can refuse to deliver your mail, you have to pick ut up at the PO. In some cases I have seen on TV it can escalate to no mail to anyone on your block until the post office is sure the problem has been taken care of..
My dog never leaves the house without a leash and always accompanied by an adult. People who let their dogs run lose on public area should be arrested for endangering the public.
If your dog has free access to your mail box, post-office should put you on a no-delivery-list. You should then be required to pick up mail at the post-office.
Not me! The hours of pleasure these wonderful animals give their urban owners between incarcerations are well worth the life of a mail carrier, or child, or two. It's not like the attacks occur everyday ... just once in a while.
I am not suggesting incarceration for the good doctor for the trivial offence of trayvonning a mail carrier, but should she have to spend a night or two in jail, I think the pit should be allowed to share her cell. BTW, Has the good doctor been checked for rabies?
Ha. I always carry spray when I run. One day a dog came after me and it's stupid owner just stood there watching. I pulled out the spray and the guy started yelling that I better not spray the dog. I told him I wouldn't spray the dog, that I was going to kick the dog and the spray was for him.
There may be a difference but either one calls for a good boot or a spray
If the USPS stopped delivering my mail, I’d have one less worthless chore to attend to every day.
They all look alike to me...so which pitbull got sprayed?
I remember about 20 years ago... I was in the front yard with my 2 dogs. The mailman was coming up the driveway, saw them and announced that if they came near him, he would mace them. He had his canister in hand ready to go. He was dead serious. The dogs, by the way, were a 9 week old cocker spaniel and an 8 week old shih tzu. They were ferocious, scary beasts.
My big dogs were having a major argument one day which involved one trying to remove the others head from his body. (The other was giving as good as it got). I got out my family member’s mailman spray and let the dogs have it good, right in the eyes.
It didn’t even slow them down.
It was a good thing to know. If a dog really wants a piece of you, that spray is worthless. BTW, they both ended up with major stitches. Idiots.
Three years ago, the white one came into my yard. He came after me and I sprayed him in the face. He turned and left instantly.
It happened again last month with the brown one. Sprayed him and he left immediately.
I NEVER go out without my can of pepper spray. Neither does my wife. But she usually sits the can down and goes into the garden leaving it out of reach.
Sprayed the wrong dog...
Btw... as a former mailman - dogs LOVE the taste of that ‘pepper spray’ that mail carriers are issued. It’s mostly the sound that’ll make the dog stop and think.
After that, they sit there and lap it up.
Apparently, it’s also Dick Cheney’s fault.
I don’t know but some people are just insane about their damned dogs. They’d probably get more excited over their dog getting sprayed than one of their children getting sprayed. And I’m a dog owner.
This wasn’t a case of a cop shooting a dog in his own yard, to death, for no reason. These are senseless cases and in those cases I (personally) wouldn’t cry a bit if the officer got taken down by the owner.
A lawful person who is actually being attacked by an animal needs to be able to defend themself from the animal. The carrier further didn’t pupm 4-5 rounds into the animal but used pepper spray, while irritating, generally considered a non-lethal way to break off an animal attack.
I love dogs but I will defend myself from a dog attack.
And according to the dogs in my neighborhood, mailmen are “tasty”, and it’s too much to expect canine-Americans not to snack between meals.
Hold me back...I may hurt me cute little se’f!
Just because you are a “physician” does NOT entitle you OR your dog to wreak havok on society. Fine her. LARGELY!
My life is great and I own a pit bull.
He makes it that much better.
Uh oh. And if it had been a Yorkie or a Chi, would the story have mentioned it?
The lady’s dog should have been secured- especially since she knew the mailman would be by (or at least she should have).
(disclaimer: I’m not especially fond of Pits, either, but having known a few, they are popular subjects of sometimes unwarranted sensationalism. Any breed can be a lethal weapon if they’re handled a certain way)
Good for you, I’ve known a few pits and as with most
dogs, it depends on the owner.
Oddly enough, the only ones I don’t really trust are
MBTY My best to you.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
This is why the postal Service needs completely disbanded and all their employees let go.
Let FedEx or DHL do a better job.
Franklin is spinning in his grave.
I’d have questioned this mailman’s manhood, sexuality, and testosterone levels.
QUITE publicly and loudly. In front of the entire neighborhood, where my nebby neighbors would have seen and heard everything said about this gelded milquetoast.