Skip to comments.Feds: Doctor Attacked Mailman For Spraying Dog
Posted on 07/11/2012 9:01:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
A female physician was named today in a felony complaint accusing her of assaulting a letter carrier who pepper-sprayed her pit bull when the dog attacked him as he delivered mail last month on a leafy Maryland street.
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“he was hanging on to the mail ladys arm.... He didnt bite her
Ummmmmm, OK, if you say so.”
There is a big difference between a “bite” and a “hold.”
Gotta side with the mail carrier defending himself.
The postal service can refuse to deliver your mail, you have to pick ut up at the PO. In some cases I have seen on TV it can escalate to no mail to anyone on your block until the post office is sure the problem has been taken care of..
My dog never leaves the house without a leash and always accompanied by an adult. People who let their dogs run lose on public area should be arrested for endangering the public.
If your dog has free access to your mail box, post-office should put you on a no-delivery-list. You should then be required to pick up mail at the post-office.
Not me! The hours of pleasure these wonderful animals give their urban owners between incarcerations are well worth the life of a mail carrier, or child, or two. It's not like the attacks occur everyday ... just once in a while.
I am not suggesting incarceration for the good doctor for the trivial offence of trayvonning a mail carrier, but should she have to spend a night or two in jail, I think the pit should be allowed to share her cell. BTW, Has the good doctor been checked for rabies?
Ha. I always carry spray when I run. One day a dog came after me and it's stupid owner just stood there watching. I pulled out the spray and the guy started yelling that I better not spray the dog. I told him I wouldn't spray the dog, that I was going to kick the dog and the spray was for him.
There may be a difference but either one calls for a good boot or a spray
If the USPS stopped delivering my mail, I’d have one less worthless chore to attend to every day.
They all look alike to me...so which pitbull got sprayed?
I remember about 20 years ago... I was in the front yard with my 2 dogs. The mailman was coming up the driveway, saw them and announced that if they came near him, he would mace them. He had his canister in hand ready to go. He was dead serious. The dogs, by the way, were a 9 week old cocker spaniel and an 8 week old shih tzu. They were ferocious, scary beasts.
My big dogs were having a major argument one day which involved one trying to remove the others head from his body. (The other was giving as good as it got). I got out my family member’s mailman spray and let the dogs have it good, right in the eyes.
It didn’t even slow them down.
It was a good thing to know. If a dog really wants a piece of you, that spray is worthless. BTW, they both ended up with major stitches. Idiots.
Three years ago, the white one came into my yard. He came after me and I sprayed him in the face. He turned and left instantly.
It happened again last month with the brown one. Sprayed him and he left immediately.
I NEVER go out without my can of pepper spray. Neither does my wife. But she usually sits the can down and goes into the garden leaving it out of reach.
Sprayed the wrong dog...
Btw... as a former mailman - dogs LOVE the taste of that ‘pepper spray’ that mail carriers are issued. It’s mostly the sound that’ll make the dog stop and think.
After that, they sit there and lap it up.
Apparently, it’s also Dick Cheney’s fault.
I don’t know but some people are just insane about their damned dogs. They’d probably get more excited over their dog getting sprayed than one of their children getting sprayed. And I’m a dog owner.
This wasn’t a case of a cop shooting a dog in his own yard, to death, for no reason. These are senseless cases and in those cases I (personally) wouldn’t cry a bit if the officer got taken down by the owner.
A lawful person who is actually being attacked by an animal needs to be able to defend themself from the animal. The carrier further didn’t pupm 4-5 rounds into the animal but used pepper spray, while irritating, generally considered a non-lethal way to break off an animal attack.
I love dogs but I will defend myself from a dog attack.
And according to the dogs in my neighborhood, mailmen are “tasty”, and it’s too much to expect canine-Americans not to snack between meals.