Skip to comments.Dog slips leash in St. Petersburg; angry motorist shoots owner
Posted on 02/22/2013 7:19:43 AM PST by chessplayer
ST. PETERSBURG A man walking his dog was shot in the leg by a disgruntled motorist after the animal lurched into the road, forcing a pickup to stop.
St. Petersburg police are searching for a man who shot Peter Harbachuk, 46, on Friday after his dog got off her leash.
"Some dude hopped out and he pointed a gun toward my head," Harbachuk said. "I said, 'Hey, this doesn't have to go down like this.' "
The man lowered the gun a bit, closed his eyes and squeezed the trigger, he said.
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St pete can be a rough place.
“You made me stop my truck. For that, I get to shoot you. But, I’m going to be fair and sensible about this. I will close my eyes and fire in your general direction. If you get hit, then I guess you deserved it. Now, don’t make me stop my truck again, you hear?”
In the story a witness says he ran after the truck and was beating on it.
I got a couple scars there.
That's no "Golden Retriever", as described in the story. Bad reporting.
Weird story all around.
The wounded dog walker denies that allegation.
The guy should have called 9-11 for the cops to come and shoot the dog. Only sensible thing. (sarc for those of you who didn’t get it).
“In the story a witness says he ran after the truck and was beating on it.”
Apparently that’s what he has to do since he has a lab instead of a pit bull. Gotta keep up his street cred.
For some reason I kinda doubt his version of the story.
LAB, LAB, LAB
MIX, MIX MIX.
look at the dogs tail. Clearly not a full lab.
Wrong head type for a Lab and check out the feathery tail.
Somebody clipped their Golden.
People do it here “to make them cooler” and that’s what the poor dogs look like after.
[and it doesn’t make them cooler, either]
Race and political affiliation of shooter not given.
Democrat/Holder’s-peep is the only rational conclusion.
That is true (clipping the Golden). I thought of that AFTER I posted. I think it is an abomination to clip a Golden. I suppose people are just trying to avoid shedding, but I doubt that clipping helps that problem either — just makes the shed hair shorter.
You are correct.
They still shed just as much and it’s actually harder to pick up when short.
I never understood why people buy a long haired dog and then gripe when it sheds.
There’s lots of short haired breeds.
[and stuff like Poodles]
People are weird.
I think you’re right - looked like a clipped golden - maybe a half breed. Did you notice that of the three of them the dog looks the smartest? It’s a Florida story all right...
My daughter’s first dog was a Doxie/Beagle mix with short, black hair and brown eyebrows. She said it was imposssible to pick up his shedding — the hairs just worked their way down into the uphostery where they clung to the fiber of whatever the covering on the chair was. She now has standard poodles. Although they are a maintenance problem (cost) she much prefers them.
I just decorate my house and buy my wardrobe to match my dog (Goldens). It’s easier that way! LOL.
Except, I don’t have a dog right now. We had to ‘put down’ our most recent friend Feb. 8. I’m still hurting, but until I recover from orthopaedic surgery, I can’t adopt another. OMG! We really miss our Max.
Dare I say that maybe he deserved to be shot? No, I'd never say that. I might think it, but I'd never say that. LOL.
This is a joke, thread police!
Nobody's ever the wiser.
I'm sorry about your dog.
I just lost my dad on the 15th.
This has been a cruel month.
Slapped upside the head, at the very least.
Wonder if anybody’s ever shaved a Dobermann?
[and lived to tell?]..;]
Perfect wardrobe. Do you dance with your Dobe?
Condolences about your dad.
It’s not “real” to me yet, if ya know what I mean.
I tried to teach my Max to dance. I’m sure that he could have mastered the moves, but I’m too clumsy in my old age. I was just a little leery of allowing him to pass under my leg (fear of tripping), and he was too. Maybe after I get my knee replaced (April) and I get a smaller dog, we could learn those moves.
they didn’t report race of the couple in the truck.
i am educated guessing black. most white women don’t start screaming at people and start climbing out of the truck to confront them. most white guys don’t then hop out after their woman is ‘told’ toget back in the car, and think the solution is to get out and shoot a person execution style.
I lost my Dad in September and it still seems not “real” to me either.
If he had shot the dog I bet it would have magically turned into a 200 pound pit bull.
I live in FL and I used to shave my Golden twice a year during the hot months. I know he was happier for it. Now I have Papillons and they get shaved twice a year during the hot weather.
I could care less if folks think they look goofy with short hair. I know they are more comfortable with it like that when it's 85 degrees and 85% humidity.
I think they’re white trash like the victim.
Trash is the type here. Lots of blacks are trash, but there are whites just like it. I know, we have them around here and unfortunately I am very close to 1 who wouldn’t hesitate to act that way.
Also, the eye-closing tips me off. A white guy who thought he’d never do it.
Anyone notice the wife is far older than this victim?
I’m very sorry. May G-d be with you in your time of need.
If you run away to join the circus...can I come...please, please, please? I can be your roadie.:)
(On a serious note...sorry to hear about your Dad.)
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