It’s getting downright dangerous holding down a gig as a faithful family dog these days. Note to canines: if you see a cop walking up your driveway, run and hide under the porch. Go dig up that bone you buried last month. See if the next door neighbor left the window over the cat bed open. Whatever, just make sure to stay far away from the jumpy guy with the gun. Too bad Lilly the Border Collie was too friendly for her own good when one of Ft. Worth’s finest came a-calling to the wrong house . . .
Aggressive dogs are nothing to mess with and yes, there are two sides to every story. But Officer Dogicide tipped his hand when he tried to justify murdering the mutt when he later told a neighbor he thought Lilly was a Pit Bull. How’s that for a tell? The other cops around the table must rub their hands together like they’re starting a fire when they see this schmoe coming on department poker night.
But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. As everyone knows, Pit Bulls and Border Collies are practically mirror images of each other. Hell, if he couldn’t manage to get the address right, why should he be expected to distinguish between dog breeds? Or recognize threatening behavior? [h/t Kevin]