Friday, December 18, 2015

GREENBELT MD - AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER WAS WALKING HER PET OUTSIDE THE DOG PARK WHEN A PIT BULL MIX AGGRESSIVELY RAN TOWARD THEM - FEARING FOR THEIR SAFETY SHE SHOT IT - NOW THE DRAMA BEGINS: THE PIT OWNER SAYS SHE IS DEAF AND CLAIMS HER PIT IS HER SERVICE DOG

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GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) - Greenbelt police are investigating the shooting of a service dog by an off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer outside the Greenbelt Dog Park on December 13.
The service dog, a PIT MIX  named Cleo, was wounded and is recovering, according to her owner LaToya Plummer of Greenbelt.
Plummer, who is deaf and depends on Cleo to alert her to visitors, is demanding that charges be filed against the unnamed police officer.
According to Greenbelt police, the off-duty MPD sergeant told investigators that Cleo ran towards her and her dog aggressively.


The off-duty officer reported Cleo was "baring teeth", and the officer said she feared for her safety, according to Greenbelt Police spokesman George Mathews.
The off-duty officer immediately reported the shooting to police.
Plummer said because she is deaf she did not hear the gunshot and wasn't aware how Cleo got injured. At first, she thought Cleo had been in a fight.
Plummer said she did not know the woman was an off-duty police officer and she did not see a gun. Plummer said she left the dog park before police arrived to get Cleo to a veterinarian.
She called police later in the day after learning from the vet that Cleo had been shot.
Plummer said she was at the dog park with Cleo and two other pets and preparing to take her dogs out of the fenced enclosure to her vehicle when the shooting happened.
Plummer disputes the claim that Cleo was aggressive.
"She is the most calm and gentle of my dogs," Plummer said through an interpreter.
Investigators said Cleo was outside the park fence and was unleashed.
The incident happened on Sunday at 6:30 a.m.

4 comments:

Sweetie Pie said...

I hope they decline to obey this Precious Princess's command to prosecute a police officer for defending her own dog.

If they don't, I hope the officer's defence attorney is wise enough to demonstrate in court that this shot pit bull is not a service dog. Make this Precious Princess show on tape how her shot pit bull tells her there's something she needs to attend to. E.g. have her telephone ring and watch this pit bull tell her it's ringing and where it is.

It won't.

This case also demonstrates why it's important to make a paper trail -- report every pit bull attack and get a copy of the report. Our deaf Princess here assumed her 'service' pit bull had been in a fight. That is to say, the ugly gripper has attacked other dogs before. That alone is proof that it's no service dog, but if there is a record with AC or police of earlier attacks, then this Precious Princess is dead in the water with her typical nutter lie.

Meanwhile, good shooting officer! I'm glad you defended your own dog's life.

Anonymous said...

How many service dogs does one person need? And gee, I wonder what breed those other service dogs are? To hear that DC has a ban on pit bulls, REALLY? Did I hear that right? But Greenbelt has its own rules and allows pit bulls. I guess they don't mess around and wait for a service pit bull to attack before they shoot it? I am going to watch the video to hear if DC really does have a pit bull ban, because gosh darn it. Obama doesn't have to deal with pit bulls, but the rest of the nation does?

Anonymous said...

Prince George's county has a pit bull ban. That lady does have 3 "service dogs." Right.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

I just listened to the video two times and I understand it to say she has 3 pit mix service dogs. I laughed at first and then realized the danger of this situation!