Army vet gets arrested for saving dog

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  1. Shithead

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    Love to see the car owner's Twitter or FB

    Georgia Army veteran arrested for smashing window to save dog from hot car
    BY Rachelle Blidner
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:01 AM
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    Michael Hammons used the footrest of his wife’s wheelchair to smash the Mustang’s window.
    An Army veteran was arrested Saturday for smashing the windows of a Mustang Convertible to save a dog from a hot car, police said.

    Michael Hammons said he couldn't stand by while the Yorkshire terrier was in distress in the strip mall parking lot after his time serving in Desert Storm.

    "I've got PTSD, and I've seen enough death and destruction," Hammons told 11Alive. "And I didn't want anything else to happen if I could prevent it."

    As a group of shoppers waited for police to free the dog, Hammons grabbed the foot rest of his wife's wheelchair and busted the window, My Fox Atlanta reported.

    While the onlookers cheered, the dog owner came out of the store and was "mad" about the broken window, Oconee County Sheriff Chief Deputy Lee Weems told the Daily News.

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    The Yorkshire terrier was panting and left without water, witnesses said.
    It's in dispute how long the dog owner was inside the store for, Weems said. She claimed she was gone for only a few minutes but witnesses said it was much longer.

    The dog owner insisted that deputies charge Hammons, and they had "no other choice" but to follow through, he said.

    Hammons was arrested for criminal trespassing and released on his own recognizance, Weems said.

    He could face up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine if convicted, Weems said.


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    "I understand why he did what he did, but we don't get to decide whether people are guilty or innocent. That's why we have juries," Weems said, noting he doubted any jury would convict Hammons.

    Meanwhile, the dog owner was cited by Oconee Animal Control Services under county ordinances.

    Animal Control Director Catlyn Vickers told the Daily News that she could not discuss the case because it is under investigation. But she said that charges of animal cruelty could cost a $250 fine for a first time offense.
     
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    PTSD Hmmmmm
     
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    Dumbass pet owner
     
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    He sounds like an asshole. I hate fucking busy bodies who destroy property and claim to be helping.
     
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    Fckn morons exist, what person with common sense doesn't know about leaving a pet/person in a fckn hot car?
     
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    This vet is not gonna go to prison nor get fined.
    They will find a reason to let him go as soon as possible.
     
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    No, but if I have my dogs in the car and have to stop somewhere to take a shit, they have to stay in the car. They pant from the moment they get in the car, all the time they are at the dog park and when they get home. After a walk on a hot day they pant for a half hour after they get in and they are in AC.

    When I drove up north I was worried that some busy body would say something about me leaving the dogs in the car while I went to pee, luckily they didn't.

    People should not take dogs with them and leave them in hot cars, People should leave their dogs at home unless they have to take them somewhere, but busy bodies should mind their own business too.
     
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    This was the problem though

     
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    I did just chuckle though, him saying "I've seen enough death and destruction" so he immediately wreaks destruction on this guy's car...
     
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    Geez! Leave your dogs in the car on a hot day you crack open the windows a little bit. Very simple
     
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    I don't take my dogs in the car unless I take them to the dog park. One time I had to run into a store to buy something quickly on the way home, I did crack the windows, but a busy body was standing around being an asshole, he wasn't there long and I was on my way out when I saw him. So it's nice to have concern, but break my window and see what happens.
     
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    Dogs don't sweat, they pant. They pant outside, inside, every fucking where. I always leave my dog in the car, just like I'll leave a girl, a friend or my mom. I'll park in the shade, with the windows all around 30% down. If there's no shade, I won't go in for more than 10 minutes. I hate the people that think you're leavin your dog in the car cause you don't care about him. I wouldn't leave him anywhere I couldn't survive, and dogs are better at handling the elements than we are. Fuck this vet, or really fuck this whore if she didn't have the windows down.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Unfortunately for him, it was 58 degrees that day.






































    JUST KIDDING! High 80's.

    Oconee Co. is Athens GA, I think. To be fair to him, it was probably a crappy 4.0 V6 Mustang. A 2015 GT would be a crime.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Break out the kara-te moves?
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Shitting with your dogs, side by side, helps with bonding.