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Written by Craig Mixon, Barkingdogs.net Webmaster - November 14, 2004
SWAT Shoot-out, Standoff Leave Barking Abuse Victim Dead in Fullerton, California
Unfortunately, while working late and with poor concentration the BD.N Webmaster accidentally deleted the relevant newspaper story.
It is a real loss because it was a moving account of a very upset man who just wanted to sleep undisturbed in his own bed, and the events that spiraled out of control and resulted in his death.
As best as I can recall, the neighbor who owned the barking dog called the police sometime around one a.m., after the man grew so agitated at her refusal to quiet the animal that he threatened to kill her.
The intervention of the police is often an extremely exasperating turn of events for bark-abused people, because they are told right along that the police do not have the resources necessary to end the crisis by forcing the perpetrators to take responsibility for their dogs. Yet somehow they always seem to have all the resources they need to take the victims into custody after they have been pushed beyond their ability to further endure the abuse. Such was the case on this night as the man went totally off the deep end.
When the police arrived the bark-abuse victim fled into his house. He reemerged a shot time later and remained outside long enough to briefly exchange gunfire with the SWAT team, an act that left one officer with a round lodged harmlessly in his body armor.
After the man reentered his home a standoff followed during which officers fired tear gas into the house to no effect. The incident ended when police discovered the man inside, dead from a gunshot wound.
This incident took place sometime in or around 2002. Please let us know if you can provide more specifics on the event, especially the date and information on where we can find a written account.
Written by Craig
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