News KINGWOOD Texas - Family says a CenterPoint Energy contract worker beat their dogs with a pipe wrench

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  1. dawg

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    KINGWOOD, Texas - A local family says a CenterPoint Energy contract worker beat their dogs with a pipe wrench at their home.

    The incident was captured on the family’s home surveillance video and after it was posted online, has gone viral.

    The video, which homeowner Mike Willcox posted to Facebook on Sunday morning, had racked up more than 400,000 views as of 11 p.m. Sunday.

    “Right in here where he got hit with the wrench, almost got his eye,” said Willcox, describing some of the injuries on Flash, his 8-year-old Weimaraner bird dog.

    A swollen jaw, concussion, and at least $2,000 in vet bills, including a scheduled surgery on Friday, are just some of the impacts the dogs are still recovering from.

    The second dog, Shutter, is also an 8-year-old Weimaraner.

    “Never bitten anybody, very friendly,” said Willcox, of the dogs. “It was like the guy was swinging to kill.”

    Willcox says around 9:40 a.m. on March 23, 2016, a man claiming to be from CenterPoint Energy showed up unannounced in the backyard of his Kingwood home.

    Willcox says his home surveillance video shows that man hitting his dog Flash with a pipe wrench.

    “You can see the ripple right there,” said Willcox, pointing to the screen while watching the video Sunday afternoon. “It’s where his tooth went flying into the water.”

    He says it all happened while his wife and two young children watched from the living room just feet away.

    “My 4 year old son was very upset about it,” said Marina Willcox. “He started crying. He was scared.”

    Marina says the man told her he was in her backyard to work on the meter and turned down her offer to put the dogs inside.

    She says she went to check on Flash, realized he was bleeding, and rushed to tell her husband.

    “Now we got more of a problem,” said Mike Willcox. “Now I register we’ve got an issue.”

    Mike said he went outside just in time to see the man swing the wrench at Shutter.

    “I said ‘I need to know your name,’ and he’s like, ‘CenterPoint’. And I was like, ‘Okay, you need to get off our property before things get really ugly here.’”

    Willcox says his father filed a complaint with CenterPoint, but the family has yet to hear back.

    Now they’re hoping all of the attention their story is garnering online will lead to action.

    “I would love to see some policy changed and get to the bottom of this,” said Willcox.

    On Sunday afternoon, Olivia Ross, a spokesperson with CenterPoint Energy, sent KHOU 11 the following statement:

    “We have determined that a CenterPoint Energy contractor was at this address on this date. CenterPoint Energy does not condone or tolerate abuse of animals by our employees or our contractors. We have notified the contract company and they have assured us that they will conduct a full investigation into the incident.”

    Ross also told KHOU 11 that both employees and contractors are trained in how to deal with animals, which includes asking homeowners to put them inside.

    Mike Willcox says he has given a copy of his surveillance footage to the Houston Police Department, who he says will be investigating.

    http://www.khou.com/news/local/family-says-centerpoint-worker-beat-dogs-with-pipe-wrench/127869482
     
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    are you fucking kidding me? Those dogs are sweet as pie, what a piece of shit
     
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    Donkeyboy2190 Never earned a dimes

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    These "contractors" are lazy fucks that hop fences and generally do nothing. I bet shit like this happens all the time
     
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    You damn right! I used to be a Lineman, I got bit 17 times by so called friendly dogs. This guy is my hero.
     
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    I am not watching that
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    then you're an idiot, you don't agree to go on the property until the dogs are contained
     
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    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

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    Tell the 17 idiot owners who said he don't bite....
     
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    All the contractors have to do is refuse to go in the backyard because of the dog. Centerpoint will inform the homeowner to chain up the dogs so they can read the meter or they will start charging them an average usage fee.
     
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    Can you shoot someone for attacking your dogs?
    :gangtrash:
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    Then don't enter the home or yard, "it's company policy ma'am"
     
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    Thanks simpleton, I will remember that! By the way. I got $86,000 from a settlement. Jerk off dog owner put said dog in cage. Unfortunately idiot failed to remember stupid dog had two siblings who proceeded to tear the shit out of my shin and ankle. But you enjoy your evening.
     
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    Jesus H Christ I worked on Pools for years and the first rule of thumb when coming into someone back yard when they are not at home is to whistle and see what comes. And yes sometimes that doesn't work and my ass has jumped into a pool to avoid a dog I was not sure about, but I sure as fuck would never hit a dog with a fucking pipe wrench. THat fucking yam had it in his hands expecting a shit storm. The worst dogs are the little yapper and don't get me started on fucking geese. Those shitbirds will bite you in the balls.
     
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    Your lawyer sucked, I got $195,000 for a woman who got bit on the forearm
     
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    Hate humans. Dogs rule .
     
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    I would kill someone that touched my dog.
     
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    It's your fault for not carrying a raw steak or sausage links in your pocket to use for distraction. Don't you watch cartoons?
     
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    Mailman can't enter my yard unless my dog is enclosed. And they have to let you know this. Which I happily ablige.
     
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    Damn right. I saw some guy walk up to my neighbors house with a clipboard in his hand and swing it at their 5 lb. Chihuahua when it approached. Luckily he missed, if he had made contact I'm not sure I could have stopped myself from beating the shit out of him. He ran away when I yelled at him and ran toward him, still don't know who he was.
     
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