Skip to comments.Pet wolf shot by police during foot chase
Posted on 07/23/2013 5:36:17 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
A wolf was shot by a police officer during a pursuit through backyards early this morning.
A Riverside police officer was running information on two juveniles he had stopped when one of the teens, who had an outstanding warrant, fled from the scene on foot, said police.
Law enforcement officials from Huber Heights, MetroParks and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were called in as back up to help locate the individual.
During the pursuit, a Riverside officer hopped a fence into the back yard of a home on Norman Boulevard where he saw the teen enter. When the officer looked up he was face-to-face with a wolf, said police.
The officer said he had no choice but to shoot after the animal lunged at him. The wolf was injured but did not sustain any fatal wounds, according to reports.
The juvenile-on-the-run, a 14-year-old male, was found hiding under a van in the back of the property. He was taken in to custody and was transported to the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center, said police.
The owners of the wolf were going to take their pet to be evaluated by a veterinarian, according to reports.
There are some things that you just don’t put up with, regardless of the consequences. If somebody, anybody, uniformed or no, jumps into my backyard and starts shooting, I will immediately engage that person with aimed fire.
How did the teen get in the yard and hide without needing to shoot the wolf?
Pet wolf ping
Wright Patterson air force base?
Helped pursue a teenager???
Dogs and wolfs don’t go after criminals. They only go after armed cops. /s
A pet wolf? Is that even legal?
Officer shoots pet wolf, teen arrested
Updated: Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013, 6:28 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013, 4:53 AM EDT
RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) - During a chase involving a teenage boy, a Riverside officer was forced to fire his weapon at one family’s pet wolf early Tuesday morning.
Officials took the teen into custody just after 2:00 a.m.
Sgt. Rett Close told us the teenage suspect was being questioned near a vacant home after officials said he and a friend appeared suspicious.
The suspect gave the officer false information, and when the official went back to the cruiser to check it out— the teen took off running.
Sgt. Close said the jumped a fence and hid behind a garage.
Police surrounded a home near Norman Boulevard and Springfield Street.
As Sgt. Close was searching for the suspect in the backyard, he said he was backed into a corner and forced to shoot the wolf.
He said it is legal for the family to own the pet because it’s a wolf/dog hybrid.
From the back of a cruiser, the teen Sgt. Close had been chasing told us he knew he was in trouble when he gave the officer a fake name, “I seen the look on his face, he was about to pull me over. He was about to arrest me, so I took off. Then I took off again. I guess they had to shoot a dog or something. I feel bad for that, but man.”
No word on how severe the animal’s injuries were.
The teen said he has warrants for missing a court appearance. He now faces charges with Riverside police
Exactly. For all you know that's a costume and his shooting your pet is the opening move of an armed and hostile home invasion.
There is a loaded AR within arms reach of me as I type this - with a mix of ball, HP, and LAP rounds in it. If I heard gunfire in the back yard I'd use it. If the person was lucky they would be facing away from me when I engaged - I might, might give them one chance to drop their weapon. However, if I were in their line of fire and/or they refused to obey commands immediately ... shoot center mass until you run dry or the target is down.
Whatever, enjoy prison.
And all my bullets have glossy little black tips on them just in case the threat has a "tough hide".
So says the serf. In my world some things are worth sacrificing for.
Or skipping school?
One you chase. The other you don't.
And since the cop jumped over the fence couldn't he jump right back out faster then he could draw his gun, aim and shoot?
Or was he running after the teen with gun drawn?
A real man would try to figure out how to help a cop who is hot pursuit.
And I don’t mean by being a Rambo. There are many ways; being a good witness for instance.
Or getting out of the way.
Posts such as yours are a discredit to all of the intelligent, sane gun owners.
An LEO in hot pursuit is allowed to pursue with no restrictions even if the bad guy enters your house.
Of course to be legal it must be hot pursuit, not “I think he might be in there.”
Your post is that of a fool.
Mine too, but I don’t think firing on a uniformed officer chasing a fleeing suspect is worth the sacrifice and I dare say a jury would not either, even here in Texas. Maybe a few moments of situational awareness before pulling your trigger is prudent.
In America, the police respected private property. They always identified themselves. They did not use lethal force as a first resort. They acted and dressed like officers of the law. They earned and kept the respect of the citizenry. That country and those police are gone, but one way or the other I will not live in a police state. Posts like yours are a discredit to those of us who choose not to live as subjects in thrall of our masters.
How would I or any other homeowner be expected to know any of that, or even glean it from the situation? It is not as if this policeman identified himself, contacted the property owner or anything like that. He just hopped a fence and started shooting stuff. If some black-clad ninja comes around shooting up my property I will defend it.
Ok. Carry on...