“I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky….”
by No Dogs Allowed
New Bern, N.C. - Thirty-six-year-old Samuel Drew grew annoyed as two stray dogs – one a mutt and the other a pit bull – followed him as he walked along the Alfred A. Cunningham drawbridge in downtown New Bern on Saturday afternoon.
The dogs would not stop tailing him, so Drew rewarded them for their perseverance: he picked up the mutt and tossed it off the bridge. Kerplop! went the dog as it fell into the Neuse River about 20 feet below. And he was about to play doggie discus with the pit bull, when all of a sudden….
If this incident were a Greek tragedy, it would be here that I would write “Enter the chorus of hysterical mutt maniacs.” Because it was at this time that some dog-bitch witnessed the Fido Frisbee event and called police. And the po-po responded with a SWAT-team-like vengeance on one (UNARMED) man who defended himself peacefully against two stray and potentially deadly animals that were probably about to attack him.
Are you ready for the chorus of hysterical mutt maniacs? Here they come……
“Throwing dogs off a bridge, abusing dogs, or any animal for that matter, is just unthinkable,” said Chris Joyce, who was walking his dog “Tip” at the time of the incident.
Unthinkable? Would Mr. Joyce say that if these mutts attacked him or his precious Tippy-Wippy? I don’t think so.
“I think that’s just crazy, I mean, the guy must not have a conscience whatsoever,” said “my head is crammed up my dog’s ass” Lisa French.
Ms. French added she’s glad both dogs are okay, because the mutt that got tossed over survived. Would you care to adopt these two rescue candidates, Ms. French?
One thing that bothers me about people (and especially dog lovers) these days is that they get tunnel vision and can’t feel sympathy for their fellow human beings.
Did Mr. Drew toss the mutt off the bridge for kicks? No! These dogs were following him, and most likely he felt threatened because they were about to attack him.
And now he’s being punished severely for defending himself against the dastardly doggie duo. And defending himself peacefully – I’m not a gun fanatic, so whenever people take care of business without the aid of armaments, I give them a virtual high-five.
It may have been better for Mr. Drew if he had let the dogs maul him and played the victim, and been admitted to a hospital with dog-bite injuries, and gone through a series of painful rabies injections, but no……
Mr. Drew took a more proactive approach and defended himself, and look where that got him! He’s now sitting in the Craven County pokey on a $5,000 bond. And he’s been charged with one count of felony animal cruelty.
What kind of insanity is this? These dogs didn’t belong to anyone anyway, and may have been about to attack a man, so who cares if they got tossed off a bridge? I certainly don’t.
Are those dog-bitches who condemned this man for protecting himself PEACEFULLY going to adopt the stray mutts? I doubt it.
This story pisses me off for many reasons. This man defended himself without the aid of a gun or other weapon against two potentially dangerous dogs, and he gets charged with a felony and goes to jail.
And in the meantime, people who own vicious dogs that maul and kill HUMAN BEINGS go on with their lives and never suffer a criminal charge.
To conclude, the mutt that Mr. Drew dumped over the bridge swam to safety and survived, and is hanging with his pit bull buddy at the Craven County Animal Control office. In case any dog-lovers reading this want to rescue these sweet puppy-wuppies………
And Mr. Drew is hanging out at the Craven County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
Watch a video report here.