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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gone to the dogs UPDATE

Posted By on Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:43 AM

An e-mail circulating around LR today hits me where I live. Literally.

The story is that a man walking a pair of huskies (photo above only for illustration, not actual dog) along Kavanaugh Blvd. about 3:30 p.m. Monday was set upon by two men along the promenade where Allsopp Park rises to meet the street. As the story goes, another jogger with a dog came along to help the man successfully resist efforts to take his dogs. The would-be robbers took offf on the foot trails that wind through the park.

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I walked that stretch about 5:30 p.m. yesterday and again this morning with my fierce French bulldog (pictured). I encountered no evil doers. Robbers will have to pry Fifi from my cold, dead fingers, though she'd probably go willingly, given the chance. I don't mean to diminish the reported mugging. It's disturbing. Broad daylight. Major street. Dognappers. Sheesh.

Anybody else heard of similar recently?

UPDATE: On the jump an account of what happened from the girlfriend of the man who was attacked.

Here is a synopsis of what happened:

The 2 African-American men had dark complexions, roughly 5'7" and 5'10"  170 lbs and between the ages of 25 and 30. One was wearing a white tank and the other a white t-shirt with jeans.
They were walking up the paved path just behind the promenade on Kavanaugh coming up from Allsop Park. Chris (my boyfriend) was walking down the hill with my 2 dogs. They said "Hey man, nice dogs" and leaned down as if they were going to pet one. When Chris slowed down they snatched the leashes and tried to run off with the dogs. Chris had the leash wrapped around his wrist and was able to jerk them back. He yelled at the men to "back off" and they began to punch him until he fell. They then kicked him and tried to pull the leashes from him again. The dogs were very upset. The oldest began to bark and jump to get away and the youngest puppy (four months) was scared and began to yelp. 
A female walker with her dog saw this happen and began yelling at the men while running towards them to help Chris. The men ran off into the woods and were not seen again.
The men did not make any requests for money or his belongings. We assume they wanted our Siberian Husky dogs to sell. There were no weapons that he saw either.
The dogs were fine and Chris left with minor injuries to his legs, ribs, and arms.  Upon return home he called the police and filed a report.
Thank you again for your concern and I hope by getting word out to people in the area we may prevent situations like this occuring in the future.


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