Pit Bull Mix Sentenced To Obedience Training After Attacking Police Car

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A pit bull mix in Tennessee has been sentenced to obedience training after his dogged attack on a local police car.

Winston didn't bite anybody, but he mauled a Chattanooga police car in what might have been a confused attempt to take a bite out of crime. The persistent pooch managed to tear off a section of the front bumper and damage the tires.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a judge ruled that Winston had been a very bad dog. He was sentenced to obedience and canine good citizen classes, and he'll have to wear a tag that says he is "potentially dangerous."

Charges against his owner will be dismissed if the classes are completed successfully.

Owner Nancy Emerling said Winston got out of a fenced-in area at a welding shop March 14.


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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 29, 2010 at 01:44 PM
    This is so funny right here. That dog is not too bright. I would not go on and place such immediate blame on the owner since the owner had the dog fenced in.
  • by DK on Mar 29, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    The funny part is nobody knows the actual breed of this dog, the owner took it in as a stray. I personally think it looks like a Boxer mix myself...
  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:54 AM
    What I find truly funny in this situation is that most major media outlets (cnn and such) have simply called the stray that this man took in a mixed breed. Although he does look to have some bulldog of some sort in his blood, NOBODY can confirm that this dog has a lick of pit bull in him. This could be a boxer lab mix, or even a plott hound shepard mix. Why is it all of the sudden a pit bull?
  • by jang on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:40 AM
    funny. i hope he learns his lesson
  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:39 AM
    More limp wristed baby boomers in the court system.To much dope smoking in their earlier years.Know wonder they call it DOPE.
  • by Jim Location: SC on Mar 29, 2010 at 01:38 AM
    You have GOT to be kidding me!!!!!
  • by Stan Location: g'ville on Mar 28, 2010 at 04:32 PM
    If the dog damaged the vehicle off of the owners property, then the dogs owner should pay fix the damage to the vehicle.
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 28, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    Did the dog have a lawyer?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 at 03:50 PM
    Yeah, real cute. Thats the same dogs that will be attacking a child next time. NOT CUTE. Stupid dogs. The owner is an idiot.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 at 02:47 PM
    What the?What a bunch of dummies.The dang dog is smarter than that.Go ahead and spend money on that thing just so it can get RUNNED OVER.STUPID IS STUPID DOES!
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