This is a discussion on This happened to my wife yesterday... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Eagleks Jang : has it absolutely correct, I would still call the police and report it..... the guy by swinging the stick ...
There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
Its a pit bull and the guy threatens women. He is in immediate need of a severe beat down. Severe.
I suggest bear spray for the pitbull and him. Its more powerful and you get alot more of it.
I agree with filing police report/charges, pushing for his arrest, and animal control report.
I suggest taking a few days off work and sticking around the house if you do any of the above.
Last edited by HotGuns; November 24th, 2010 at 07:04 AM. Reason: bad language
"No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that's in the right and keeps on a-comin."
Texas Ranger Capt William Jessie McDonald
I have had similiar incidents occour with me and my wife. I contacted local LEO's and their exact words were "shoot the dog". in my area our
animal control is almost non existant, I live in a towon of about 30000+.. My wife and I occassionaly go for a walk around the neighborhood, and have been approached by stray dogs, The LEO's also told us to carry a spray bottle of ammonia, they say that this will stop even the meanest dogs.
wife carries ammonia, I carry a 1911
This is where inconsistent application of laws clouds the issue. If you "shoot the dog" you will likely be charged with animal cruelty, unlawful discharge of a weapon and many other misdemeaner's making you the bad guy. In our "I'm not responsible" age, the best thing you can do is sell your house and move. In today's economy you should have no trouble finding a neighborhood with foreclosure vacant houses on either side of you so crusty neighbor's and vicious dogs will not be a problem. However, don't unpack just in case one might move in. Remember, there is little the police can do unless you try to defend yourself in which case they will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law which will include jail time and loss of your home and livelihood due to your having to mortgage everything you own to pay attorney's fees. Then the one who you defended yourself against will sue you in civil court by lying that you attacked him for no reason and or killed his service animal. Now that's a change you can believe in!
File a report with the police and perhaps try contacting animal control to report the situation.
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]
Call 911 or if you already returned home call the police and animal control and tell them what happened .Be sure to get a case number so it will be put on record. Also tell them about the father coming after you with the stick.
You do not have to just call the police, it should be done, but you can also formally file a complaint that they will have to answer to in court, AND, have a restraining order put on both of the beasts. THEN, you have all the justification needed to use whatever force is reasonable should he try to retaliate. The police are not the only ones who can file charges or get people into court. This line of thinking has got to stop, and people need to start taking the initiative.