A woman from Natick, Massachusetts, who had been in the midst of a day-long dispute with her neighbor, spread dog poop all over the woman’s front door and car.
39-year-old Lisa Hanson was arrested after the incident according to a police report filed in Framingham District Court.
Police went to the address for a report of a neighbor dispute, according to a report filed by Natick Officer James Keohane. Keohane wrote that he was greeted by Hanson’s neighbor on the front porch.
“I then looked at the house. The door was completely covered in dog waste,” he said in the report. “It was everywhere.”
The woman said she and Hanson have been having a lengthy dispute, and the woman had called police earlier in the day after Hanson yelled at her.
The incident that led to the dog faeces being spread on the door started when the woman cleaned up the yard and left a pile of brush and a barrel of Hanson’s dog’s waste in the driveway.
“The next thing the victim saw out her window was the defendant carrying the red barrel walking back toward the victim’s front door,” said Keohane.
“The defendant then stopped at the walkway and started to throw the waste in the barrel at the victim’s front door.”
After covering the door, Hanson then threw the dog droppings on the woman’s Lexus.
Police arrested Hanson and charged her with vandalizing property, intimidation of a witness and disorderly conduct.
Prosecutors did not ask for any bail for Hanson, and Judge Robert Greco released her.
When asked if she wanted a court-appointed lawyer, Hanson declined.
“I don’t believe I need a lawyer. It’s all over dog poop, sir,” Hanson said.
Hanson is due back in court on Oct. 9 for a pretrial conference.
Stunned witnesses In Pembroke, Ontario, say that the man who viciously attacked a dog on a downtown street early Wednesday was trying to eat the animal alive.
Police confirmed that a young man has been apprehended, as details about the bizarre case began emerging some 24 hours after rumours of the heinous incident shocked the community.
Police admitted the man, who was not identified, to the Pembroke Regional Hospital, under provisions of the Mental Health Act.
The dog, described as a female pit bull, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and remains in the care of animal control.
While police are saying little, eyewitnesses are recounting a terrifying scene in the early morning hours of Wednesday at the intersection of Pembroke Street West and Christie Street.
A woman living nearby said she and her husband were awakened by the mournful howls of an animal in distress.
Looking out the front window, the couple saw a man wearing only a pair of boxer shorts and lying on top of a dog. She said she raced outside and saw the man biting the dog’s back and head.
“It was something out of a horror movie,” said the woman, who asked not be identified. “He was literally eating her alive. It was terrible.”
In the car with a friend, 18-year-old Tanner Comeau, of Petawawa, Ont., said he observed the black form of the pit pull lying in the middle of the intersection. At first, he thought the dog had been struck by a car. Then he saw the figure of a man leaning over the dog’s body.
Comeau said he and his friend screamed at the attacker before calling 911.
The pit bull was gushing blood as a circle of bystanders gathered to yell at the man.
“He had the dog in a choke hold and was biting it,” Comeau said. “He was trying to eat it or something.”
Witnesses were reluctant to approach the assailant, who was behaving erratically.
Finally, the dog ran off and was taken indoors by residents.
The woman said she wrapped the dog up in a blanket, and said she thought the man may have been the owner because he kept calling the dog “Jessie.”
She noted the dog had bite marks all over its body.
“She was such a sweet animal,” she said, adding it appeared the dog may have recently given birth to puppies.
The man then ran down the Christie Street hill, towards the Pembroke Memorial Centre.
Comeau suspects the crowd may have scared him off, saving the dog from sustaining fatal wounds.
“If we hadn’t pulled over, it would definitely be dead by now,” he said. “It’s something I don’t want to see again.”
Const. Dillon Gerundin said police received a call for assistance around 12:30 a.m. When they arrived in the area, officers found a man wandering around with very little clothing on. They observed the suspect biting a dog, lying on the ground.
Gerundin said police “can’t rule out” drug use, but said the man was not under the influence of so-called bath salts, the drug notorious for eliciting paranoid and violent behaviour in its users.
The drug has been recently suspected in connection with several gruesome crimes in the U.S.
This couple will never win any parent-of-the-year award!
A woman and her boyfriend are facing a host of felony charges after troopers found the duo speeding down a Washington State highway with three young children and a dog in the trunk of their car.
A trooper first noticed the car on Sunday just before 11 a.m. The car, a 2007 Nissan Sentra, was going 77 mph in a 60 mph zone, according to trooper Keith Leary.
The trooper hit his lights, but he said it took roughly a half mile for the car to pull over.
Once stopped, the trooper said he immediately smelled marijuana in the car. The driver, 28-year-old Anna Boyle, of Woodinville, Washington, allegedly said she “just took a few hits earlier.”
The trooper said both Boyle and her passenger, 27-year-old Aaron Johnston, appeared very nervous.
Boyle gave the trooper permission to search the car, and he soon found evidence of methamphetamine and heroin, as well as drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs. “Glass pipes, tin foil, spoons with heroin residue,” Leary said.
While he was searching the car, the trooper said he heard a “thumping sound” coming from the trunk.
A second trooper saw the top of the trunk move, and when he opened the hatch he was shocked to see three young children and a dog.
The kids – an 8-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy – allegedly told the troopers they hadn’t eaten since the previous night.
After helping the kids out of the trunk, the troopers began questioning Boyle.
She said the kids, who are hers, “crawled back there” from the back seat, according to Leary.
Troopers say the car was packed with various items, including a snowboard, a guitar and various bags of miscellaneous items. There were no child seats in the car.
Troopers arrested Boyle and Johnston and booked them into Snohomish County Jail on drug charges.
The prosecutor will decide if they’re charged for keeping the kids in the trunk.
Child Protective Services now have the children and the dog.
“Our heart goes out to the kids that are not with their mom right now, but hopefully they are in a place where they are being taken care of, they are being fed,” Leary said.
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A Florida man picked up his girlfriend’s dog and beat her with it during a heated argument, police said.
Michael Wayne Jones, 42, is in jail on charges of domestic battery by strangulation, criminal mischief and animal cruelty.
He was fighting with his girlfriend last Thursday at their Sanford home when she decided to leave.
When she tried to drive away, Jones allegedly grabbed her dog, swung it in the air and then hit her with it.
He also choked her before pedalling away on a bike, taking the dog with him, police said.
Officers eventually tracked him down and arrested him.
He is being held on $2,700 bond.
The girlfriend and the dog both suffered only minor injuries.
An investigation is underway after a dog brought home a human foot, deputies reported.
The dog’s owner called San Bernardino sheriff’s detectives to search the desert along the I-40 Freeway and they found more body parts.
Erica said she’s used to her dog, “Lucky,” bringing home animals but never expected to see a human foot.
“It didn’t seem like it was real…It was freaky, scary and I was in shock,” the Newberry Springs resident said.
Detectives said they can’t determine the race or gender on any of the remains.
They are looking into missing persons cases in the area and will gather DNA from the parts they’ve found.
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Retired police sniffer dog turned pet Sam stunned his owners after he used his incredible sense of smell to find a stolen purse.
The clever German Shepherd helped recover Tracy Thompson’s purse after she was pick-pocketed on a shopping trip. Sam was joined by Tracy’s 25-year-old daughter Jenny Thompson as he put his tracking skills to one last test.
Tracy, aged 48, from Blackshaw Moor near Leek, Staffordshire, explained: “I couldn’t believe what happened. I knew Jenny had taken him down there but I never thought he would find anything. He’s amazing.”
Tracy was targeted by distraction thieves as she visited Pets at Home in Longton on Tuesday.
She was upset because the purse contained photographs of her brother Paul who died aged 21, and a snap from her daughter’s wedding. Her father’s £80 pension, £35 cash and a number of bank cards were also taken.
Tracy said: “A couple engaged me in conversation and then they took my purse. I rushed after them but they swore at me and ran off. I just thought if I could get the purse back maybe they would have left the photographs. I was calling for help but no-one could stop them.”
After hearing how upset her mother was, Jenny, who bought Sam from the force a year ago, decided to get Sam on the case. He had been put through rigorous training and worked for six years before Jenny snapped him up as a family pet.
Jenny said: “After seeing how upset my mum was I thought we might as well give it a go and see if Sam could remember his training. People thought I was mad because he hadn’t worked as a tracker for more than a year, but I just had a feeling that he would pull it off.”
Jenny and a friend drove Sam down to the store that evening to try to sniff out some clues.
She added: “I just told him to search and instantly he knew what to do.”
Sam pulled his owner through a broken wall on to wasteland around 500 metres from the shop.
She said: “We were searching a big area and the grass was up to my knees when he suddenly Sam lay down. When I looked he had a bank card between his front paws with my mother’s name on. I was so shocked I started crying.”
Over two hours, Sam managed to also recover Tracy’s purse, one of the photographs, vouchers and receipts. He also picked up a bag of brand new medical equipment that had been dumped.
Jenny said: “Sam is an absolute star and the best dog anyone could ever wish to have as a pet. He is very intelligent and knows when something is not right. These items were hidden and you would never have known they were there.”
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “An investigation was undertaken by officers. A 26-year-old woman from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested on Thursday in connection with the theft. She has been bailed, pending further inquiries, to a date in September.”
This guy is probably the world’s worst son!
A Florida man yesterday rubbed dog feces in his mother’s face during an argument in the home they share.
Police arrested 22-year-old William Jenkins on a felony domestic battery charge for pushing his 53-year-old mother to the floor during the dispute, according to a Palmetto Police Department report.
When questioned by police, Jenkins denied pushing his mother, but admitted that he “did rub dog defecation on her face because she yelled at him,” investigators noted.
The confrontation between Jenkins and his mother was apparently prompted by his mother’s refusal to provide him with a shot of vodka.
Jenkins retrieved the dog feces from the home’s back porch, where his mother’s dog had relieved itself.
He “then reached down with his hand picked up the dog defecation and rubbed it in his mother’s face,” cops reported.
Jenkins is being held in the Manatee County jail, where bond has not been set.
A man who claimed he was looking for tennis balls for his friend’s dog roamed around a Florida neighbourhood near Ormond Beach wearing nothing but his torn boxer shorts early on Wednesday.
But 41-year-old Charles Snowden also rifled through the kitchen drawer of Karyna Foster who lives on Woodcrest Drive, according to a Volusia County sheriff’s report.
For Foster, the sight of an almost nude stranger standing in her kitchen was a rude awakening.
“He totally did not know I was there,” Foster said after the strange episode. “He was in his underwear. It was torn. I have no idea how he tore it.”
It was just after 7 a.m. and Foster had just woken up after receiving a telephone call from her brother. She said she was happy she could stay in bed for a few extra minutes because it was her day off.
But then she heard a sound coming from the kitchen of her mobile home.
Worried because she has three small children and also because her sister was sleeping on the couch, Foster walked toward the kitchen. That’s when she spotted Snowden looking through her silverware drawer.
Not one to stay quiet under normal circumstances, Foster said she somehow knew that this time she should not say a word.
“I just wanted him out of the house so I could call 911,” she said. “He walked right by me.”
Foster said she watched Snowden walk to another neighbour’s front yard.
When deputies arrived, they spotted Snowden at Woodcrest and Arroyo Parkway, an arrest report shows.
When they approached the suspect, who lives a couple of blocks away on Myrtle Jo Drive, he told deputies he was looking for tennis balls for his friend’s dog.
He was arrested and charged with unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling.
Sheriff’s spokesman Brandon Haught said Snowden was “under the influence of an unknown substance. Foster also said Snowden was “out of it.”
Regardless, the mother of three was grateful that Snowden left her residence without hurting anyone.
“I don’t know what he was looking for,” Foster said. “It was scary.”
Snowden was issued an orange jail jumpsuit and was being held Wednesday at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $1,500 bail.
A man from Pittsburgh allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment while drunk and stole a potato peeler, a kitchen knife … and a small dog.
24-year-old Garrett Stauber was arrested shortly after the burglary which was reported about 3 a.m. in Moon Township.
Township police say that a woman called 911 to report that Stauber kicked in her door, took the utensils out of her dishwasher, grabbed her dog then left.
A neighbor heard what was going on and briefly scuffled with Stauber who was found sitting shirtless on a couch in his friend’s apartment in the same building where he had been staying recently.
Stauber faces a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.