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VIDEO: Car Owner Begs Police Officer To Shoot Dog Eating Her Car

A new car owner begged police to shoot a dog eating her bumper.

Dalton, GA – A Facebook video of a dog tearing apart a car’s bumper while the owner complained that the police were just watching has gone viral, with more than nine million views since it was posted Nov. 27 (video below).

Jessica Dilallo, the woman heard in the video, told WTVZ TV she has received death threats since posting the video featuring her brand-new vehicle under attack.

Officers from the Dalton Police Department were dispatched to a call for an aggressive dog attacking a woman’s car on Nov. 9.

Lieutenant Matthew Locke arrived, and the dog walked up to his window and did not behave aggressively toward people, police said. But then he resumed attacking the car’s bumper.

Lt. Locke decided not to try to pull the dog off the car for fear it might attack him, and force him to shoot the dog, police said. Instead, he called Animal Control, and requested a catch-pole from his own department.

The four-and-a-half minute video showed the dog trying to tear the bumper off the car to get at two cats that were hiding under the hood.

The video ended as police closed in on the dog with a homemade catch-pole to secure it.

On the video, the officer explained that Animal Control was on the way, but that it could take them as long as 90 minutes to arrive.

“You can’t throw a rock at him, you can’t do anything?” the woman pleaded, asking why the police just didn’t just shoot it.

The officer explained that if he threw a rock at the dog and hit him, the dog might attack someone.

“He’s not being aggressive toward people right now,” the police officer said.

Multiple officers had responded to the scene.

“Hey, don’t shoot me if you shoot this way,” the officer said in the video to another police officer standing outside of camera view.

Police locate the dog’s owner, Ben Bonds. He has agreed to pay Dilallo for damages.

Bonds was issued a warning to keep his dog under control, police said.

The vehicle’s owner was frustrated by the public’s response to her video.

"I'm like the most hated person right now because I said I wanted to shoot the dog, but I still stand by that,” Dilallo said.

Lt. Locke defended his decision not to shoot the dog.

"If we can catch the dog maybe we can identify the owner and she can seek restitution that way to get her car fixed," Lt. Locke told WTVZ. "If we just run the dog off, pepper spray it, or tase it, it may turn on us and then we would be forced to kill it because it would be attacking one of us."

You can see the video of the incident below:

Too bad the car owner didn't have a gun. She would have been well within her rights to protect her property.

Roughdraftsman
The dog never hurt her and she is getting paid for the damages, the dog in NO WAY deserves to die just because of its breed

Roughdraftsman - maybe YOU should be an extinct breed!

Rough draft man You are an idiot. Pit bulls are not naturally aggressive. Their owners do that. This dog was acting on instinct chasing cats! Maybe you’re the one who should cease to exist.

Rough draft man is a pos that doesn't value life. We need fewer people like him.

So why didn't they just catch the dog when it got distracted and wasn't going after the car. Frankly I would have just walked up, thrown a slip lead on the dog and led it away to secure it until animal reg got there......the dog wasn't posing a threat....the lady was an idiot....too bad there wasn't anyone there with dog savvy....

Only pit bulls attack cars, so yes, it is a pit bull. They should be allowed to go extinct through bans and mandatory spay and neuter and humanely euthanizing all the ones that are aggressive or destructive. These things are able and all too willing to destroy people, pets, horses, cars, trees, telephone poles which makes them unfit to be pets. http://safetybeforebulldogs.blogspot.com/2015/01/extreme-attacks-list-of-pit-bulls-that.html

MackinacIsland
My son has the most gentle pit i have ever seen. I use to dislike them because one was the cause of my St Bernard's death, he had no clue how to fight. But i realized later it was the owners fault, not the dogs. The owner was a mean son of a B and also a criminal.

Pit bulls are just dogs and if they are not raised properly and socialized and treated right, they can have behavior problems just like any dog that has been mistreated.
I was attacked by a German Shepard when I was a kid does that mean all German Shepard's should be put to death? NO.
My son was attacked in the face when he was 4 by a Australian Shepard because he accidentally stepped on his tail. should All Australian Shepard's be put to death? NO.

And Attacking Cars and other improbable objects is a stupid, hateful and cruel reason to want to kill any animal. Seriously an Object is more important then a life to you. WOW

BTW from “1966–1980 Many attacks involved large and powerful breeds: Saint Bernards, Bull terriers, Great Danes, Boxers and Rottweilers . Researchers found NO fatal attacks attributed to any pit bulls AT ALL."
So you think these dogs just all of a sudden started being aggressive for no reason LMFAO. Pits are not aggressive by nature, But people are.

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I would like for the pit bull apologists explain to me the many instances where their sweet, gentle pit, raised from a pup, attacked their children and killed them. I wouldn't trust one around a child or another animal for that matter for one second. Any breed can "snap" for whatever reason, but a Cocker Spaniel or Chihuahua won't kill you. This breed is specially adapted to kill. Now to the story; the officer did the right thing; but he may have been too passive. That dog was not being vicious, he was just doing what most dogs instinctively do and that is go after prey. I would not have hesitated to approach him and grab him by the collar.

Any dog has the potential to turn on its owner of family. Even a Chihuahua. I've seen one attack a mail-person's Achilles, nearly crippling her while the dog's owner cheered it on. A dog's disposition is based on its breeding. That being said, not ALL pit bulls were bred to fight/kill. Here's a paragraph from an ASPCA site about them, (link will be included):

Some pit bulls were selected and bred for their fighting ability. That means that they may be more likely than other breeds to fight with dogs. It doesn’t mean that they can’t be around other dogs or that they’re unpredictably aggressive. Other pit bulls were specifically bred for work and companionship. These dogs have long been popular family pets, noted for their gentleness, affection and loyalty. And even those pit bulls bred to fight other animals were not prone to aggressiveness toward people. Dogs used for fighting needed to be routinely handled by people; therefore aggression toward people was not tolerated. Any dog that behaved aggressively toward a person was culled, or killed, to avoid passing on such an undesirable trait. Research on pet dogs confirms that dog aggressive dogs are no more likely to direct aggression toward people than dogs that aren’t aggressive to other dogs.

There's more to this article. Read for yourselves. There are just multiple factors to include before judging a dog based on its breed. I know some fairly intelligent and gentle - yet protective when needed, pit bulls. My one friend's pit is always excited to see me come over, I just have to make sure that he doesn't hit me in the crotch sometimes. He still wants to be a lap dog despite being full grown now. My ex's pit protected me from her OWN owner that was being aggressive to me. No one was hurt at all, she didn't attack her, but stood between me and my ex to let HER know that she is in the wrong. I think that displays intellegence
Every pit I've encountered resulted in having to use towels to clean up from being licked, having to clean some dirty paw prints off clothes and lots of smiles.
Hearing and reading about people's wishes for a complete annihilation of that specific breed makes me believe that they are traumatized and speaking emotionally about the subject.

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