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Old 09-01-09, 06:51 AM   #1
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And you thought glass and nails were bad ...

Pit bull flattens deputy's tire

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

By The Fayetteville Observer
The tires on a Cumberland County deputy's patrol car were no match for a pit bull that bit and flattened them Sunday, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The dog deflated all four tires on the cruiser of a deputy who was responding to a complaint about another dog, said Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office.
The call was placed at 6:20 p.m. by Gloria Bass of the 6600 block of Fire Department Road near Hope Mills, Tanna said.
Bass reported that a dog was chasing her daughter, who was riding a bicycle, and trying to bite the back tire.
Deputy Lynn Lavallis was sent to investigate and found nothing when she arrived -- no dog and no girl riding a bicycle, Tanna said.
Lavallis parked her cruiser in Bass' driveway and went to speak with the woman.
That's when Bass' dog, a pit bull, went on the attack, biting the four tires.
''The dog didn't try to attack the deputy. He just doesn't like tires," Tanna said.
A wrecker from the county's vehicle maintenance fleet brought four new tires, Tanna said.
The bill was $504.60, Tanna said.
Animal Services responded, as did a crime scene investigator, because county property was involved, Tanna said.
There was no enforcement action that Animal Services could take because the dog was on its owner's property and didn't bite anyone, said director Scottie Harris.
Bass will be billed for the cost of the tires, Tanna said.
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Old 09-01-09, 07:11 AM   #2
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The owner couldn't stop the dog before he'd flatted all four tires? Or wasn't the car in view when it happened? If the former, that dog needs to be restrained, because I'd assume that if it ever decided to attack a person, nobody could stop it then either.
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An old girlfriend had a likable dog who would furiously chase and bark at passing cars. I noticed that his attention was at the wheels themselves and got a sinking feeling. It didn't take too long for him to get up the courage to take a solid bite. That was the end of that problem.

Some dogs just don't like wheels. This one sounds dangerous.
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I lived on a private road growing up.

Over the years we owned 2 pugs, 2 collies, and a black lab. All of them chased cars and would focus there angst on just the tires. The lab would even bark at tires on parked cars. He wasn't the brightest of bulbs.
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I still remember a dog running out and biting the back of the front tire of my mom's van when I was young. Slammed the dog's head into the undercarriage, HARD. Owner came out yelling... turns out he was yelling at the dog. He approached my mom and very politely apologized for the dog's behavior. I still remember him saying it's not the first time the dog had done it (in fact it was frequent), and that he was surprised the dog still hadn't learned it's lesson.
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My buddy had a dog that liked to bite tires.To cure the problem,he snapped a towel in the hubcap(remember those!) and drove down the street in his car real slow.The dog grabed the towel,did about 50 barrel roles,problem solved.

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Funny, but also scary.

A lot of dog owners are idiots. What were they doing loose in the first place? They should have been on a leash with a shock collar, and should really be put down so they are no longer a danger.

As for the dogs, they should be on a leash too...and should be placed in a home with responsible owners who know how to raise and handle dogs correctly.
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Let me get this straight. Bass called the cops because another dog was chasing her daughter on a bike while biting at the tires. Cops come but neither the dog nor the girl is their. However, Bass' dog bites the cops tires flattening all four. "Ooops, sorry officer, I guess it was my dog chasing my daughter."
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Funny, but also scary.

A lot of dog owners are idiots. What were they doing loose in the first place? They should have been on a leash with a shock collar, and should really be put down so they are no longer a danger.

As for the dogs, they should be on a leash too...and should be placed in a home with responsible owners who know how to raise and handle dogs correctly.
I'm not sure everyone else got it, however, yes, you have your priorities in dealing with the situation straight.
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The pit must have some heeler in it...
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I'm pretty sure that on a properly "muffled" car, the noisiest part of the car is the tires rolling on the pavement. There are probably frequencies that humans can't hear that drive some dogs bonkers. It doesn't surprise me that the tires are the focus of their angst.

I'd sure like to see a youtube of this.

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