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    Learn From My Stupidity!

    Earlier today I received a call about four dogs that had escaped from a fence in a subdivision on my beat. Where I work animal control is only available Monday through Friday, so the duty falls to patrol on the weekends and after hours. My partner and I rounded up two of the dogs and got them back into the fence. I was able to repair a hole in the fence to keep them in. We found a young girl in the neighborhood who told us that the other two dogs had cornered her and one of them (the black one) had bitten her on the butt. She had a torn shirt and some scrape marks and bruising, but the skin was not broken. We set out to find the two dogs and bring them to justice. I located them a few streets over and attempted to approach them. The black one ran off, but the white one stayed. Once upon a time, early in my career, I was a canine handler. I fancied myself as a dog guy. I approached the white one and extended my off hand. The dog smelled it a little and came in closer. He started wagging his tail, allowed me to pet him and exhibited no signs of aggression. He apparently had extensive training on how to effectively attack the police. I led him towards my car and grabbed his collar with my off hand, which apparently to him meant "game on." He reached out and latched on to my gun hand, thereby eliminating the threat of lead poisoning. I wrestled him to the ground, but couldn't get my arm free. At one point during the fight I looked down to see the bastard going to town on my right arm like a cartoon on a corn cob. I was able to use his collar and my knees to nearly choke him out, all the while keeping my head on a swivel looking for his homeboy who had already bit someone else. His eyes started to flutter and I decided that it would be safer to continue what I was doing and end him right there, but he got a second wind. He got his back legs under him and began to stand up. Fearing that he was going to latch on again, I kicked him off of me and tried to draw my weapon and end him the old fashioned way. Unfortunately, the trauma to the tendons in my hand wouldn't allow my hand to do what I wanted it to, so it took me a few extra seconds to get my gun out of the holster. By the time I drew, the dog had positioned himself uphill from me between me and a house. I didn't have a shot. I was trying to get off of my knees to get a downward angle on him so I could fire. He suddenly bolted and ran home. He made it to his front porch, where back up surrounded him and waited for me. When I go there, he was lying on the porch quietly, while the black one yapped incessantly in the background. I tried to talk Sarge into letting me walk up and cap him on the porch, but he wouldn't. Apparently it is bad PR to smoke a dog on the owners front porch while it lays there submissively and ten or so neighbors watch. We were able to steal an animal control truck and get him into a cage with the use of a pole. I did get to dart the black one that bit the girl, but that is not quite the satisfaction I would have garnered by watching the lights turn off in the bastard that bit me.

    When it was all said and done, I came away with only two puncture wounds and a whole lot of bruising. My other arm was cut to hell by the claws on his back legs while he was trying to kick me off when I was choking him out. According to the docs, my gun hand will be fine when the swelling goes down. Lesson learned, though. I am not a dog catcher. Shoot first, then catch.

    Anyone else done anything stupid today?
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    Stupid today? No, but I have still have 31 minutes left.

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    Wow, that's scary! Glad you got through it mostly OK, and lived to laugh about it.

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    lesson learned. Carry more weapons
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    Taser!!!

    Five-0, I'm glad my wife is at work, I would have to explain why I was laughing so much...mini me; hilarious!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pac201 View Post
    oops, gotta spread some around first
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    Maybe you need to invest in a scooby-snack carrier on your belt.

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    Glad to hear that your ego is more bruised then the flesh is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakerseeker View Post
    I tried to talk Sarge into letting me walk up and cap him on the porch, but he wouldn't.
    more than anything, this specific line made me giggle a lot. HAHAHAHAHA\!!!
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    On a side note...a wagging tail does not always mean friendly..it is sometimes a form of "my balls are bigger then your balls" (you guys know what I mean hehe). Its all in how they wag it. And some dogs do NOT do well with being grabbed by collars...but otherwise could be ok.

    a friendly PSA from a cop who was a veterinary nurse for over 10 years

    Hope you cited the heck out of the dog owner...HE/SHE is the problem...not the dogs.

    Bites hurt..hope yours feels better soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Its all in how they wag it.
    Truer words have never been spoken.
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    he (Obama) doesn't have a birth certificate because he wasn't born, he was created in a Muslim witch's cauldron!
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    I must admit, there have been few pieces of meat I've ever jammed into my mouth that have been as satisfying as Bob's.
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    Glad you're ok. What kind of dog was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Glad you're ok. What kind of dog was it?
    a lucky one, it sounds like....
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    I must admit, there have been few pieces of meat I've ever jammed into my mouth that have been as satisfying as Bob's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Maybe you need to invest in a scooby-snack carrier on your belt.




    Glad you're relatively unscathed, tweekerseeker!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Its all in how they wag it. And some dogs do NOT do well with being grabbed by collars...but otherwise could be ok.
    Very true. Apparently, he is of the type that does not care for a stranger to grab his collar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Hope you cited the heck out of the dog owner...HE/SHE is the problem...not the dogs.
    Hammered is the word I would use. I didn't get to be the one, but the detectives supposedly hit her with four leash law violations, which are quite expensive here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Glad you're ok. What kind of dog was it?
    Some kind of lab mix. I pretty sure it weighed two hundred pounds, although the other guys on the shift swear it was more like fifty. And I'm with Bob. Lucky.
    "There is no 'nice' way to arrest a potentially dangerous, combative suspect. The police are our bodyguards, our hired fists, batons and guns. We pay them to do the dirty work of protecting us, the work we're too afraid, too unskilled or too civilized to do ourselves. We expect them to keep the bad guys out of our businesses, cars and houses, out of our face. We want them to 'take care of the problem.' We just don't want to see how its done."
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    I carry a big bag of dog treats in my car..most of the dogs in my juristiction know my car now

    Carry some in my pockets helps me distract dogs or make friends...wont always work I know but I'll take what I can get. I dont ever want to shoot a dog..I will but I really dont want to.
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    I'm really glad that you are going to be okay. That had to be terrifying and yes, I would have been highly pissed, too. The Sarge comment was funny

    Don't feel so bad, I used to be bullied by a set of turkeys that I finally won over by throwing them treats. They got to the point where they would block any patrol car they saw after that until they got what they wanted! Those things are mean when they want to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    I carry a big bag of dog treats in my car..most of the dogs in my juristiction know my car now

    Carry some in my pockets helps me distract dogs or make friends...wont always work I know but I'll take what I can get. I dont ever want to shoot a dog..I will but I really dont want to.
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    I've always agreed with not ever wanting to shoot an animal...my feeling has always been that I would have no problem with shooting a human being if placed in the situation of defending myself or someone else and the situation has escalated to that point...but the idea of shooting an animal has always disturbed me. I'm not a hunter and I don't think I ever could be. I was always terrified that I would get that "deer down" call that I would have to finish one off that was involved in an accident. I was lucky in that I never had to do so. And, both times that I hit one, they were majorly 10-7 on impact.

    Lebanon was terrorized by a squirrel for about a week...there was some question as to whether it was rabid. It was kind of amusing to see one of the guys doing a wind sprint and hurtling over some garbage cans to get to the 'trol car, safely.
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