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...
I can’t leave it, he didn’t just hop the friggin’ fence, he was in pursuit and by stopping to chat you up he loses the perp, who by the way was hiding on your property. Then after said cop leaves because he knows he lost perp, the perp then waits until you come out back and whacks you with a shovel after whacking your dog. BTW, he was in uniform, which would pretty much seal your fate if you shot him in the scenario.
I swear do they not teach gun safety and awareness training anymore? It is the mentality of come out shooting that undermines our fight for the 2nd just as anything else. what for the zombie apocalypse to try out your spray and pray tactics.
There is no such thing as a “pet” wolf. There may be a “captured” wolf, or even offspring of “captured” wolves, but none of these is a trustworthy “pet”.
To me this is simple common sense. But in this brave new country it is apparently considered common sense to lick the boot that stomps on your face. As you say, carry on. But be forewarned that not everyone is "on board."
Especially if they are shooting at my dog in my yard!
No we aren’t.
Specifically, one night about 2:30AM in the morning our doorbell rang. Needless to say both my wife and I sat up in bed now completely awake and very much alarmed. Likewise, both of our German Shepherds (per their usual habit), went ballistic as they ran to the door barking.
I retrieve my nightstand .40S&W and proceeded to the front door. Looking out of the window next to the door I see three police officers and police dog standing on the porch.
I gave them the “one moment please” signal and my wife got our dogs under control. I opened the door a crack, advised the officers I was armed and that our GSD’s were in their crates. I then opened the door fully to find out what they wanted at 2:30AM in the morning.
One officer proceeded to tell me that they were after a burglary suspect who was last seen jumping fences in to the backyards of our neighborhood. He then ask PERMISSION if they could search our backyard. I said “Of course.” I also warned them that there was a long “fatal funnel” on the one side of our home between the house and garden shed and to be careful. The officer said something to the effect that they would send the police canine through first. I opened my side garage door so they could get into the backyard. They said “thank you” and proceeded into our backyard.
After they had searched our backyard, they closed our gate and went on down the street to the next home.
Much politeness and courtesy on both sides, and no fatalities among anyone’s dog(s).
see post #10
That could be anything from truancy to murder in the first.
Might be smarter to just get them in the house and under control.
I know dogs can get very excited and hard to manage under such circumstances but a little obedience training, which very few people will do will go a long way to keep things under control.
A knock on the door and proper identification are really all the courtesy that is needed. It sounds like your PD handled the situation very professionally. This story is how it used to work everywhere. Where I grew up we had a lot of woodland searches, complete with helicopters with searchlights. The police were always 100% respectful of property owners and they never caused any damage. Heck, they’d even secure the fence gates behind them so the livestock would stay put. I can imagine what one of those situations would be like if it went down here today. It would look like a war, and there would be fences down and fields torn up. That would be all, if we were lucky.
Shoot cops that shoot pets.
If we still are a Constitutional Republic, no one has the right to come onto your property and shoot your pets, members of your family. A "real man" would know that by definition.
Can an officer in hot pursuit crash his/her vehicle into other vehicles, bystanders, those in crosswalks, jaywalkers or do their rights somehow get in the way of that LEO's in hot pursuit rights to that win at all costs?
How much damage is okay until you've crossed the line and you're just as bad as or worse than the perp you're chasing?
It really is how you play the game, especially once you realize the game is just a test.
I had a wolf/shepard mix, female.
Friendliest, most gentile animal I ever had. Couldn’t keep her fenced in. Put six foot fencing in the back yard.
She came back with duck, baby pigs and every other thing under the sun.
One day, she didn’t come back. Figured a farmer killed her.
I get sick of all the bravado big talk on these dog threads, and any other time the poster could utilize a firearm.
Amazing all this big talk yet hardly any such stories of some big walker doing so and making the news, as a result.
I hope the wolf recovers completely. I worry about my wolf looking dog. He likes everyone and every animal, but he can look ferocious. I don’t want him around any vicious cops.
If you were a real man, you would need only one dog that barks at night at anyone who approaches your house or enters your yard.
All of those dogs don’t give you balls.
People like you are the reason so many nice pets get shot.
As far as gentle, much more so than a german shepard I had in my youth.
A bit different.
Yours was in the process of looking for the guy, not quite knowing where he might be.
This story today is a cop right behind the suspect with his eye on him.
Otherwise, yes I agree.
I have six dogs so am I even more of the reason nice pets get shot? Or perhaps, do I just love dogs?
A lot of people talk about the big Power Ball Lotteries but how many people talk about actually winning it?
How do you know these people will not back up what they say but simply haven't had the situation forced upon them?
Could it be you projecting your lack of courage?
I have no use for bad cops, the rambo type.
What you describe is not at all the same situation that happened in the case posted here.
In this case, the cop saw the kid climb the fence and knew he was there.
So the property owner actually had already been invaded by the kid.
And for all of the big mouths posting here about how they will fill cops full of holes that trespass, it should be pointed out that trespass is not a defence against prosecution for killing.
In most jurisdictions, even the commission of a crime on your property other than a crime involving rape or attempted murder, is not a defence against prosecution for murder/killing.
The best dog I ever loved was part wolf. It looked like a big husky, and was more loving, thoughtful, perceptive, and aware than any other dog I ever owned. It might as well have been human - and good human at that.
I knew a guy who had a 100% wolf which was just like an old, lazy labrador. Sweet animal, and huge.
That said, you’d be right a lot of times. Some wolves are rough to own, some people just don’t jibe with wolves, almost nobody knows how to train them, and combined, I’d reccomend the average Joe just get an AKC breed, or an easy going mutt from the pound. But you can’t throw all wolves in the same group. They can be as different from each other as people.
I feel for you. A wolf makes a great pet, despite what some on the forum disagree.