Saturday, September 24, 2016

OTTAWA, ONTARIO CANADA - A ROTTWEILER BULLMASTIFF MIX WAS SHOT BY AN OFFICER AFTER IT BOLTED OUT A DOOR AHEAD OF ITS CARETAKER AND ATTACKED A MAN HOLDING A BABY

'Lance,' a Rottweiler-bull mastiff mix, was shot and killed by an Ottawa police officer Friday.

Police say an officer put four bullets into a dog after it attacked a man holding a baby in a Sandy Hill park then turned toward the fallen child.
But the owner of the dead dog is asking why non-lethal measures weren’t tried, and is offering a different version of the Friday night incident.
Patsy Stevens said the whole thing transpired so quickly she’s still trying to piece it all together.
She knows her son’s dog, Lance, a three-year-old ROTTWEILER/BULLMASTIFF MIX, broke free from her control, ran to a packed public park and grabbed onto a piece of a man’s clothing. She said the dog wasn’t acting like his usual self. But, she alleges she wasn’t given a chance to get the animal back under control before a police officer opened fire and put it down.
“It just all happened so fast,” said Stevens. “I had to ask the police, ‘Was this really necessary?’ And the police said, ‘Ma’am, this isn’t like Hollywood.'”
Police say the incident began shortly before 7 p.m. on Wiggins Private, near Mann Avenue and Chapel Street, when the dog slipped off its leash and attacked a man holding a child.
“The dog jumped at the man, who moved to act as a shield for the child,” said Staff-Sgt. Frank D’Aoust.
The man was bitten on the buttocks and the hand, and the baby fell to the ground, police say.
A constable on patrol came upon the scene and “noticing the dog turn towards the boy, attempted to distract the dog and placed himself in between the dog and the victim” police said in a statement.  
Police said the dog’s apparent owner tried to collar the animal but was unsuccessful.
The dog made a movement toward the child on the ground and the officer fired four times, hitting the dog with each shot, according to police.
The man did not appear to be seriously injured but was taken to the Civic campus of the Ottawa Hospital for treatment.
The baby boy suffered a bruise to his forehead from the fall.
Stevens said Lance had been cooped up all day in her family’s home in the 200 block of Wiggins Private. Stevens home is across the street from a basketball court which has a large communal area where Lance would go for walks.
The area was busy Friday night, with between 25 and 30 people there, according to witnesses.
When Stevens opened the door, Lance bolted toward the park. The dog was too big for her to hold back, weighing well more than 100 pounds. It ran toward the people and, according to Stevens, that’s when one man in particular began to scream.  
According to Stevens, the screams attracted the animal. A police cruiser was passing by just as Lance got to the park. According to Stevens, the officer slammed on the brakes and leapt from the car.
Stevens said she rounded the cruiser and saw what she describes as Lance tugging on a piece of the man’s clothing. The man was lying on the ground. Stevens said she wasn’t aware he was cradling a baby. The police officer immediately opened fire in the busy park, firing four bullets into the dog.
“He has never bit anyone before, but he is a hyper dog,” she said. “He hit him twice (with bullets) and Lance yelped so bad. Then came two more shots.”
Stevens said she wasn’t given the opportunity to try to calm Lance. She said she can’t understand why police didn’t deploy a Taser or other non-lethal measures, such as a baton.
She has been told Ottawa bylaw officers will be looking into the incident in the coming days.
Ottawa Staff-Sgt D’Aaoust also said that a review is “normally done” in any incident involving a police officer discharging a firearm.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"She said she can’t understand why police didn’t deploy a Taser or other non-lethal measures, such as a baton."

Hmm, maybe it's because your pet is a giant carnivore and could easily kill a baby in a matter of seconds, and it is on the loose and just knocked down a man holding a baby.

Tasers don't always work on people, so why is it hard for people to understand that they may not work on a thick-furred animal?

And using a baton? Ha.

If you don't want your giant beast shot for attacking people, don't let it escape. Simply.

Dayna Hamilton said...

"Stevens said she wasn’t given the opportunity to try to calm Lance. She said she can’t understand why police didn’t deploy a Taser or other non-lethal measures, such as a baton."

Here's another POS idiot loser fucktard who wants to blame someone, anyone but themselves, for their POS fighting breed getting loose and doing what they were bred to do. Holy crap I swear if I'd been there I would have punched her in the face!

Anonymous said...

The owner thinks they should have given her time to get her deranged creature under control. Apparently, she doesn't understand how little time it takes to crush a baby's head or sever a jugular vein. Props to Ottawa police for again not hesitating to do the right thing.
—AMinYVR

Anonymous said...

Um, let's see. Patsy Stevens, you couldn't control Lance to begin with. Why should ANYONE trust you enough to control Lance after it was "tugging on a piece of the man’s clothing"? How does a dog pull on someone's clothing without biting them?

And a man screaming is what attracted Lance to a specific person? REALLY?! Who wouldn't scream if they saw a terrifying, huge, brindle, pit bull, ugly as hell looking thing coming at them?

Wait, the nutter is lying! NO SURPRISE!

"when the dog slipped off its leash"

How does a dog slip off its leash?

"Police said the dog’s apparent owner tried to collar the animal but was unsuccessful."

Collar, yeah. Sounds like the mutant was not wearing a collar or a leash!

"When Stevens opened the door, Lance bolted toward the park. The dog was too big for her to hold back, weighing well more than 100 pounds."

Sounds like Stevens was letting Lance loose, as usual. Otherwise, why would she be opening the door, without a collar or a leash on it?

"Stevens home is across the street from a basketball court which has a large communal area where Lance would go for walks."

SEE! There's the answer. Not where Patsy would take Lance for walks, but where Lance would go for walks. It's just this time, there were too many people in the park, and who cares that a baby was hurt. Patsy's precious monster got shot! And was that really necessary? Give her a chance to save her precious grand puppy! You big meanie police officer!

I tell ya, these nutters are unbelievable!

I want a cute purse said...

Classic owner.... Patsy, it's your fucking problem. It's all your fault the dog was shot I'm so happy the baby didn't foot the bill for your weak ass mistake.
GROW UP PATSY!!!!!!

Dayna Hamilton said...

HA! Someone from the comment section didn't like my posts and complained to Facebook. I've been banned from posting for 24 hrs due to my "inappropriate posts"! I freaking hate Facebook.

Anonymous said...

what an idiot. she should be grateful to the cop. if that baby had bad been killed, which was very possible, she wouldve been in deep doo doo.
human garbage

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

HANG IN THERE DAYNA! I HATE IT TOO BUT I GUESS WE NEED IT RIGHT NOW!