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Dog Shoots Owner in the Back in Memphis, Tennessee
Fox News ^ | 08/01/07 | FOXNEWS

Posted on 08/01/2007 10:27:02 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

A Memphis, Tenn., man is in critical condition Wednesday after his dog shot him in the back. Police say King George, a 150-pound Great Dane, accidentally knocked a .22-caliber pistol off his owner's end table around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The gun went off, hitting his 21-year-old owner in the back, "I knew he was smart, I didn't think he was that smart," the victim's fiancee, Miesha Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com. "He was always protective. I didn't think he would be like that." Police refused to name the victim as they do not plan to file charges in the shooting, which they've ruled as accidental. Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com that she fears what her fiance will do to the pet once he gets out of the hospital. The shooting occurred in the Raleigh section of Memphis.

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KEYWORDS: shooting
Police refused to name the victim as they do not plan to file charges in the shooting, which they've ruled as accidental....Arrest that dog!
1 posted on 08/01/2007 10:27:04 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
A Memphis, Tenn., man is in critical condition Wednesday after his dog shot him in the back.

"They may not have been much, as nads go... but, by God, they were MINE!!!"

2 posted on 08/01/2007 10:44:15 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Proudly keeping one iron boot on the necks of libertarian faux 'conservatives' since 1958!")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“I didn’t think he would be like that.”

WTF? Keep the dog, dump the broad.


3 posted on 08/01/2007 10:44:30 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (Ok, it's time for the Republicans to start ripping themselves apart.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The gun went off, hitting his 21-year-old owner in the back, "I knew he was smart, I didn't think he was that smart," the victim's fiancee

ok

4 posted on 08/01/2007 10:45:52 PM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can see this being made into a hit country music song.


5 posted on 08/01/2007 10:46:07 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The article yesterday was “Man’s Best Friend Shoots Owner”


6 posted on 08/01/2007 10:47:02 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Now that’s cold.

Whenever my dog draws down on me, he is facing in my direction.

I can outdraw him though...


7 posted on 08/01/2007 10:49:10 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro
I can outdraw him though...

Same with my pooch.

I outdrew him 2 out of 3 times. :-)

8 posted on 08/01/2007 10:58:00 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Same here also. Mine can’t get his claw on the trigger. Now, he won’t let me clip his nails. I’m starting to get suspicious.
9 posted on 08/01/2007 11:01:26 PM PDT by elephantlips
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To: lowbridge

“I shot my dawg ‘cause he barked at you”


10 posted on 08/01/2007 11:02:05 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"I knew he was smart, I didn't think he was that smart," the victim's fiancee, Miesha Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com. "He was always protective. I didn't think he would be like that."

I think the dog shot the wrong person...

11 posted on 08/01/2007 11:03:20 PM PDT by Chinito (6990th Security Group, RC-135/Combat Apple, SEA Class of '68)
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To: lowbridge

The trick is having a spare #2 ready in case the lead breaks.

I’m 3 for 3...


12 posted on 08/01/2007 11:06:57 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: jwh_Denver

“Keep the dog, dump the broad.”

Leave the gun, take the Spinone...

,(:>)


13 posted on 08/01/2007 11:12:11 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yeah, tell me “no table scraps”, will ya?


14 posted on 08/01/2007 11:14:41 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

15 posted on 08/01/2007 11:29:37 PM PDT by stormer
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To: KoRn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com that she fears what her fiance will do to the pet once he gets out of the hospital.



16 posted on 08/01/2007 11:31:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Saudi Arabia is the grown-up version of an imaginary friend." --Dennis Miller)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

No dog shoots me and lives!


17 posted on 08/01/2007 11:43:25 PM PDT by wardaddy (O'Reilly....I'm ashamed I bought two of your books, you liar)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It sounds like a case of attempted Arkancide


18 posted on 08/02/2007 12:03:14 AM PDT by eeman
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I don’t think the dog aimed the gun. The owner left a loaded pistol on the end table at 2:30 AM. Not too smart unless you are really expecting trouble.


19 posted on 08/02/2007 12:08:03 AM PDT by xxqqzz
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The man's fiancee, Miesha Lucas later told MyFOXMemphis.com that she and the victim were going out to a park to jog and throw a football around. The shot occurred just moments after the man had put on the jersey of his favorite football player, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Micheal Vick. The bullet left a small hole in the jersey right next to where the man had gotten Vick to autograph it last season.
20 posted on 08/02/2007 12:08:59 AM PDT by panzer_grey
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"Arrest that dog!

...back shootin' son of a bitch!

21 posted on 08/02/2007 12:09:56 AM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: xxqqzz
I don’t think the dog aimed the gun. The owner left a loaded pistol on the end table at 2:30 AM. Not too smart unless you are really expecting trouble.

All joking aside, I don't believe the story. It is a bizarre variation of the 'my dog ate my homework' excuse.

22 posted on 08/02/2007 12:11:06 AM PDT by panzer_grey
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Michael Vick "Payback" begins?

/Doh!

23 posted on 08/02/2007 1:44:23 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I am reminded of an old Gary Larson cartoon. A man stands in the doorway of his house looking out at his front yard. A dog is pushing the man’s lawnmower in erratic and uneven swaths. The man yells, “Bad dog! You call that mowing the lawn?”


24 posted on 08/02/2007 3:15:48 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com that she fears what her fiance will do to the pet once he gets out of the hospital.”

Okay, I know that this may not be a top priority, but given that statement I think that the dog should be removed from the home. The fiance obviously knows the kind of person this man is, and I don’t think it’s worth the risk.


25 posted on 08/02/2007 4:27:35 AM PDT by Mila
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

As usual, the headline is sensational and designed to grab our attention. As usual, the actual article tells a different story. For this and many other reasons, the mainstream media have absolutely no credibility.


26 posted on 08/02/2007 4:34:40 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Man’s best friend... HA!!!!


27 posted on 08/02/2007 5:11:42 PM PDT by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Lucky the dog wasn’t a Jack Russell or the poor bastard would have been garroted.


28 posted on 08/02/2007 5:19:23 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

We have a huge dog that is part Great Dane and I could see this happening. When ‘Tank’ sees that we’re going outside, he gets very excited and starts running around like a nut until the door gets open and he can dart outside. His tail could be considered a lethal weapon and has knocked lots of stuff off tables with it.


29 posted on 08/02/2007 5:26:21 PM PDT by Cate (Thank God for the USA and our troops!)
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To: Mila
"The fiance obviously knows the kind of person this man is, and I don’t think it’s worth the risk."

It seems a little odd that the girlfriend said something about the dog being 'protective' ... makes me think that maybe he was hittin' on her when the dog coincidentally knocked the gun off of the table. Maybe she and the dog should get lost before the guy gets out of the hospital.

30 posted on 08/02/2007 5:57:10 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Yehuda

spinone = spaniel?

They said it was a great dane, not a spaniel.


31 posted on 08/02/2007 6:00:10 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre; firebrand; Cacique
Sorry, I guess it was too droll...

You're right, the Spinone is smaller than a great dane, bigger than a spaniel...

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32 posted on 08/03/2007 7:55:19 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway


He left his silver bullet where?

.


33 posted on 08/03/2007 8:01:58 AM PDT by OESY
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To: papertyger

I was thinking the same thing. Chihuahua Gom Jabber.


34 posted on 08/03/2007 9:39:27 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The dog was reportedly overheard asking, “Where’s Michael Vick, I want him to say ‘hello’ to my little friend.”


35 posted on 08/03/2007 9:42:39 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Yeah, right. Like they would charge a dog with attempted murder!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

36 posted on 08/03/2007 9:44:52 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Thankfully, my dog only unloads on the lawn.


37 posted on 08/03/2007 9:48:49 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Guns don’t kill people. Dogs kill people...


38 posted on 08/03/2007 9:52:49 AM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: Yehuda
Ok, I see the play on words now.

But spinone is italian for spaniel. Italiano spinone literally means italian spaniel in italian. Translate cocker spaniel to italian and you’d get something like...spinone cockerano. A spaniel is nothing more than a dog that likes water, I believe. So technically, poodles and labs are spaniels by one definition anyway. Usually though, in america we reserve the “spaniel” label for hunting dogs that have curly or semi curly hair, or wirey hair along with a love for water and very pronounced webbing of the toes. They also typically have heavy droopy ears.

Both these traits, by the way, the droopy ears and the webbed toes, are characteristics of puppies. It makes one wonder which trait was the primary trait that was intentionally bred for and which ones were the unintended side effects. The most important traits of a hunting dog is obedience, submissiveness, and the desire to please. These are puppy traits as well. Skill, athleticism, and intelligence are secondary. Appearances are at the bottom of the list.

It’s more than a little curious that the personality traits most conducive to hunting seem to be “attached” to the appearance traits that people find so endearing. Actually, to me it’s so far beyond curious that it is utterly fascinating.

39 posted on 08/03/2007 4:54:49 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Mila

THIS IS FOR EVERYONE HERE:
You shouldn’t believe everything you hear in the news. They took bits and pieces from an interview and made it world news. They are lucky they weren’t sued for misrepresentation. Also “the fiancee” is the great man in the world, and he would never hurt that dog. What they fail to mention is the person breaking into the house. That’s why the gun was out, they were being chased away. The dog got happy and anyone who knows about Great Danes, know they have very powerful tails. That dog was treated like royalty. He had his own room and everything. The comment about “the dog being smart” was taken from a conversation that made more sense for the situation. In other words they didn’t show what was said before or after that statement. It would have cleared a lot of things up. The guy wasn’t being an idiot, he was protecting his family. You people are ridiculous. Sorry it took so long to post something, but try learning how to walk all over again and see how long it takes you.


40 posted on 02/12/2008 9:47:17 PM PST by miss87 (The TRUTH)
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