Carmageddon 2008

I’m Gonna Get YaWith this blog, I’ve tried to show the world that dogs are harmless creatures, just looking to make a positive mark on this world. Then some numbskull canine, thinking he’s above it all,comes along and ruins all my good work.

Who’s the dog this time? Well it’s a German Shepherd named Ranger, and get this, he’s a police dog to boot. Just read the details of this latest incident.

OGDEN, Utah — A police dog that was left in a pickup with the engine running apparently knocked the vehicle into gear and ran down a woman who was walking to her mailbox.

Without being able to interview the dog, I don’t know whether this was an accident or whether this was a ‘hit’ job on a witness.

The dog, a German shepherd named Ranger, had been left in the truck while its handler responded to a domestic disturbance call Tuesday, police Lt. Loring Draper said. The truck’s engine was on so Ranger would have air conditioning.

Fortunately officer Draper took along his shotgun. No telling what kind of rampage Ranger would have gone on had he had access to a firearm. Let’s just say the local squirrel community was relieved.

Draper said Ranger must have hit the shift on the steering column, putting the automatic transmission into gear. As the truck slowly rolled forward, police officers yelled to Stone, but she couldn’t get out of the way in time, he said.

Time was short, especially when Ranger stepped on the gas and ‘lead’ Stone perfectly.  Note to the victim, a mailbox isn’t going to stop a runaway truck with a crazed hound behind the wheel.

A front and rear tire ran over her. “She had tire marks on her clothes,” her husband said.

I’ll do the detective work on this…The tire marks matched those of the police cruiser.

Mrs. Stone…I know I speak for all canines out here when I offer my deepest apology. Get well soon.


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