Published On: Mon, Dec 4th, 2017

This Pit Bull Rips Off A Car Bumper – Thankfully, Police Are Amazing

DALTON, Georgia – Video showing a dog chowing down on a car’s bumper earlier this month has gone viral. Now, Dalton Police are hoping to clear up some inaccurately reported facts about what you’re seeing.

The video, taken on November 9th by the car’s owner, Jessica Dilallo, shows the dog aggressively trying to rip off the brand new car’s bumper.

Dilallo went live on Facebook while pleading with the responding officer, Dalton Police Lieutenant Matthew Locke, to try to do something to stop, including shoot it, or throw a rock at it. Locke refused, telling Dilallo that the dog was not being aggressive to any humans.

Dilallo expresses frustration that Lt. Locke wasn’t doing anything to stop the dog from destroying her property. Bruce Frazier with the Dalton Police Department says the dog was going after two cats that were hiding under the hood.

In the video, Dilallo says, “And so when he finally gets to whatever he’s going to we get to watch him destroy that as well? The cat gets to die, too?” Locke indicates that he and animal control officers would try to catch him before it got to that.

Right as the 4-minute, 35-second video ends, an animal control officer can be seen with an improvised catch pole approaching the dog.
In an email, Bruce Frazier tells WTVC “We were dispatched to a call of an aggressive dog attacking a woman’s car. When Lt. Locke arrived, the dog walked right up to his window and was not aggressive towards people. The dog resumed attacking the car’s bumper.”

Frazier continued, “Lt. Locke decided not to try to pull the dog off himself because he didn’t want to be in a position where the dog attacked him and he was forced to shoot the dog.”

Dalton Police Officer Matthew Locke stands by his decision not to shoot or use a stun device because he says the dog was not aggressive toward people, only property.

Police ended up locating the dog’s owner, Ben Bonds, and Frazier says he agreed to pay Dilallo for damages. Police issued Bonds a warning to keep his dog under a careful eye.

Full story: newschannel9.com

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