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Another non-incident LEO encounter....

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Detectorist, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Detectorist


    Jul 16, 2008
    Was doing my daily 5.5 mile walk today, and on the way back was chased by what previously looked to be a mean and dangerous dog. His ears were bent back, his tail was between his legs and the fur on his neck was standing straight up.

    The last time this dog approached me, I grabbed a thick tree branch and that made him keep his distance.

    Today he was barking and growling while his owner stood in his yard trying to call the dog off. Well, if he didn't listen to his master he wasn't going to listen to me. so, when the dog got about 5' away I sprayed a nice cloud of Sabre OC in his direction. All of a sudden the dog found other priorities. For some reason the owner said 'thanks you'. I didn't really understand that..

    So, I got home and told the maintenance guy about it and he described the dog and the house to a 'T'. It turns out the owner is a Deputy. He did look like one, too.

    No guns were taken, no one was beaten up, no one was rude to me, no one asked for my ID, he didn't follow me to see if I had a hawt GF. Etc.

    And last, but not least: OC prevented this!!! lol
  2. He probably thought saved him from a lawsuit or dance w/other county folks...

  3. VA27


    Mar 23, 2002
    If you sprayed my dog (instead of shooting him) I'd have said 'thank you', too. Pepper spray washes off, bullet holes not so much.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011
  4. Fox 5.3 iz da schnizzle. I've had Sabre Red fail to deploy.
  5. Detectorist


    Jul 16, 2008
    I carry the key chain model for dogs, mostly.

    Just found out that the manufacturer of Sabre is a few miles up the road from me...
  6. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

    Oct 28, 2005
    Circling the wagons.
    Ahh, Sabre. Does it still smell like apples?
  7. Kaybe


    Sep 30, 2009
    Fox 5.3 is the best stuff out there. HOT HOT HOT.
  8. GPalmer

    GPalmer CLM

    May 20, 2006
    I'd thank you too for managing a dog I was unable to so that no one was hurt and he's less likely to attack someone in the future, all without any lasting damage. That's good work.
  9. For cert, it felt like my eyeballs were dropped in a deep fryer with gallons of snot out my nose... I can see why when Muffy or Sparky or whatever the dog's name was, with a dog's nose being like 200X more sensitive than a human's, that it'd dampen his enthusiasm a bit...
  10. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    Dogs don't like the stuff, and it helps keep things from escalating. Me, I cough and sputter a little and keep on eating.:rofl:
  11. bruzer


    Apr 18, 2011
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Glad you are OK. I'm looking into something because of that same reason.
  12. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

    May 15, 2011
    It is probably his wife's/gf's dog, and he hates it. LOL