Monday, October 31, 2011

Greece Cop Kills Dog Scaring Trick-or-Treaters

 
A Rottweiler in a side yard at 217 Kinmont Drive scared children out celebrating Halloween night at about 6:30PM on Monday. Animal control was called. A second police officer responded while a neighbor escorted children away from the dog. The dog began following the children and then charged at the officer. The officer shot the dog dead at the scene.

According to Greece police, a preliminary investigation shows that the actions of the officer were justified based on the circumstances and eyewitness statements given to police at the scene.

 The dog's owner was reported to be out of town and unavailable for comment. WHEC-TV reports that Greece police will not identify the officer involved in the shooting.

SCATS ~~ It's always interesting when they come right out & tell us that there is something they refuse to tell us!
  

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just have to ask... what was the dog doing out if the owner was out of town and who was responsible for the animal at the time?

Anonymous said...

Was the dog shot at that address or is that the address where the dog lived? Was there an invisible fence and since the owners were not there the police did not know that? Why would people go out of town and leave their dog outdoors on such a night even with invisible fence. Most dogs are pretty agitated with all the unusual activity on Halloween and 4th of July. Dog owners know to take special precautions even if they are inside.
Was the dog going from property to property? Why the exact address? If the owners were not there how did they know where the dog resided? Was it the animal control officer that shot the dog? The story is a bit unclear about the first officer calling for animal control and then a "second officer" arrives and is charged by the animal. Many dogs appear to charge but if they have invisible fence will stop at the perimeter.
There is a large black dog that resides at the corner near there and charges at anyone that happens to walk by. What is the liability of the officer if the dog was within the invisible fence and the crowd did not know that and were frightened. It seems like so much time elapsed for 2 officers to arrive separately and neighbor to escort children without anyone being bitten. Is it possible the invisible fence was on? Is there a device which animal control can use to ascertain the invisible fence?

Anonymous said...

I agree. I wish they would identify the officer.
I would like to thank the officer for protecting the children of Greece.

Anonymous said...

Who in their right mind would leave their home and leave their dog out on Halloween night. The owners should be brought up on charges.

SCATS said...

To 7:17AM ~~ You ask a lot of great questions! The reporting on this story leaves MUCH to the imagination. Of course, I'm pretty sure that the cops' press release left lots of blamks in it anyway. I can't help but wonder if that dog might have been in a fenced yard and freed by a group of kids who wanted to "go pet the puppy." Or were older children left home alone with the dog and accidentally let the animal out and were unable to get him back home safely? Which cop shot the dog? Officer #1? Animal control? Or officer #2, if #2 wasn't animal control? The story is so poorly written it's not possible to know.

How many watched the dog get gunned down? Why won't GPD identify which cop? Are they afraid of a lawsuit? Speaking of fear, if I scare the neighbor kids on Halloween, will cops be called to come shoot me for "scaring children?"

Perhaps the most important question is this one: Is Greece Central providing counseling services for the kiddies who watched the cop put a slug into Cujo on Halloween night in front of the neighbor's house?

Anonymous said...

Something stinks with this story. First they claim they were justified, no surprise there. They say that before they investigate anything. Next the cops say they won't tell us what cop shot the pet. Well gosh darn it, if it was justified, then telling us which cop did it shouldn't be a big deal, ya know? He should become known to all and regarded as a hero, given a parade and a medal.

Anonymous said...

Greece has
- too many dogs

- too many irresponsible dog owners

- too little enforcement of codes

One less dog is fine by me. Let's shoot more.

SCATS said...

To 11:31AM ~~ YIKES!! First it's dogs. Next will it be cats?? :(

Anonymous said...

SCATS is biased against dogs!

SCATS bribes feelthy Greece Cops to murder dogs.

Down with SCATS!

Anonymous said...

the worst one in Auggie Doggie

SCATS said...

To 12:38PM ~~ Tried it. They don't like catnip ;)

Anonymous said...

The dog was no puppy. He weighed over 100 pounds.

What if that dog went after your cats SCATS? You would be painting a different picture wouldn't you????

Anonymous said...

I agree with 8:11. However the dog got loose if it was threatening the children the police should get involved and if the dog charges a cop, then it should be stopped. Shot, not "gunned down". SOrry SCATS, but that's why police are armed, to protect the public.

SCATS said...

To 2:30PM ~~ How do you know the dog weighed over 100 lbs? I saw that info in none of the news coverage.

To 2:32PM ~~ I suspect you are 2:30 as well, but in any case, they said the dog was "SCARING" the kids. Threatening is a different thing, isn't it? ;)

Anonymous said...

SCATS... you left out the "CHASING children" part!

SCATS said...

To 6:21PM ~~ I left out NOTHING at all. In fact, I was extremely careful in the wording. The original stories said the dog "scared the trick-or-treaters" and was "following" them. The words "threatening, chasing, lunging" etc. were used in later renditions ;)

Anonymous said...

Scats : who cares???? The dog shouldn'tbe out anyways! He/she got what it desevered. Sure let's provide couseling now! Will you pay for it?

SCATS said...

To 8:06PM ~~ Apparently, YOU CARE! You keep writing in :D

Let GPD provide the counseling services.

Anonymous said...

And in tonight's news Chatterbox attempts poorly to read from the GPDprompter while LoVatto holds the microphone.

"The dog was within 5 feet of Officer HERO when the officer fired". Really, this indicates the officer already had his bangbang in his hand, because there is no way in hell he outdrew a "charging" rottie.

Rottie owners brother, obviously a GCSD Diploma Holder was supposed to be caring for the dog. Why does dullard come to mind?

Is anyone really stupid enough to believe a Rottie would abandon the easy target, children, and attack a cop if the dog wanted to attack?

Seems like the second dog GPD porkers shot, first one was one of them viscous Labradors on his own porch.

If I need help I'm calling the Canadian Army.