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...
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