Well, my neighbor couldn't leave well enough alone.
Even though he was banned from owning "pit bull type" dogs for no less than 5 years, last week he brought two of them home. On the day he brought them home I was out on the driveway changing the blade on my lawnmower. He came down the alley, smiled at me and dropped the leashes to both animals, they just were obviously confused as to what he wanted them to do. He said "By the time I am done teaching these dogs, they will both hate you & want your blood. And one day, I am going to give it to them". He then took the animals and calmly walked back to his property. Now let me tell you, I was worried as to how these dogs would react when he dropped the leashes, but I just acted indifferent and continued with the task at hand. After I was done I went inside, called the police, and told them about the confrontation. They were there within five minutes (not a bad response time for this area), with animal control on their heels. About five minutes later he was led out to the cruiser in handcuffs, both of his new dogs were on catch poles, being led to the animal control truck. When I finally spoke with my neighbor, he smiled smugly and said "Its your word against mine, buddy. And we already have a history." He was not quite correct in that statement, as I later (in the day) found out that the neighbor across the alley had installed a security camera to watch his driveway & it had caught the whole occurrence, sans audio. I called the police, gave them my case number, and told them that I now had evidence concerning the interaction.
When I last spoke with the police I found out that the pit nutter was being tried on several charges, and after the video evidence was brought forth he plead guilty to some of the charges. The one police officer I spoke with told me (unofficially/off the record) that this man will be doing prison time, 2 years at the very least & that he will most likely never be allowed to own a dog of any kind again.
The police said I acted in a very level-headed manner considering the situation & the individual involved. One of the officers, who was also involved with the incident where I killed the pit bull, laughingly said that when he heard the call from dispatch he half expected to find my neighbor dead from a fatal arrow wound. With a totally straight face I told him that if the situation had progressed to the point of the dogs attacking with him standing there watching, there would have been several arrows fired & the results would not have been good.
So I guess some stories do have a happy ending. The pit nutter is going to jail, the dogs are gone, & the neighborhood can live without worry of attack from one of these animals or their border-line psychopathic owner.
And so this story ends.
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