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Dog slips leash in St. Petersburg; angry motorist shoots owner
Tampabay ^

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; dog; florida; floriduh
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1 posted on 02/22/2013 7:19:47 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

St pete can be a rough place.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 7:22:12 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: chessplayer

“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?”


3 posted on 02/22/2013 7:25:00 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: chessplayer; Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping


4 posted on 02/22/2013 7:26:14 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ClearCase_guy

In the story a witness says he ran after the truck and was beating on it.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 7:27:28 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I got a couple scars there.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 7:30:01 AM PST by fattigermaster (When tigers hunt, the jackals profit...when tigers sleep, the jackals rule.)
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To: chessplayer

That's no "Golden Retriever", as described in the story. Bad reporting.

7 posted on 02/22/2013 7:31:59 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: driftdiver
And the police say that the woman in the truck was 5 foot 5. I don't believe she got out of the truck, so I think estimating her height was probably a bit tricky.

Weird story all around.

8 posted on 02/22/2013 7:32:09 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: driftdiver

The wounded dog walker denies that allegation.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 7:33:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: chessplayer

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).


10 posted on 02/22/2013 7:38:50 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: driftdiver

“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.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 7:45:33 AM PST by Justa
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To: afraidfortherepublic

For some reason I kinda doubt his version of the story.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 8:04:13 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LAB, LAB, LAB


13 posted on 02/22/2013 8:10:11 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter

MIX, MIX MIX.

look at the dogs tail. Clearly not a full lab.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 8:22:46 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: cubreporter; afraidfortherepublic

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]


15 posted on 02/22/2013 8:43:38 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: chessplayer

Race and political affiliation of shooter not given.

Democrat/Holder’s-peep is the only rational conclusion.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 8:44:32 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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17 posted on 02/22/2013 8:48:15 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

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.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 8:56:15 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 9:06:03 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

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...


20 posted on 02/22/2013 9:10:15 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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