The recent pit pull mauling reminded me of a personal incident, where I almost killed a neighbor's dog.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.3709121
About 4.5 years ago, I almost had to kill one of my neighbor's unleashed dog after it came running towards my wife who is 8 months pregnant. When that dog came running towards us I treated it like an armed enemy combatant. If it doesn't turn around after shining a 1200 lumen strobe tactical strobe flashlight with sharpened strike bezel, I will make sure it doesn't live another day. The blinding light didn't work and I had to strike it once on the abdomen leaving a huge bloody bruise, that's when the canine woke up and decided to run back to its owner.
The owner tried to give me hell because I harmed her "well trained and friendly dog" and I dared her to call the police on me. I even offered her my phone. She smartened up and went back to her house.
I've always wondered if I really killed that dog, what would the legal repercussion be?
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