Dog Shoots Owner in the Back in Memphis, Tennessee


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esheato
August 1, 2007, 11:39 AM
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A Memphis, Tenn., man is in critical condition Wednesday after his dog shot him in the back.

Police say King George, a 150-pound Great Dane, accidentally knocked a .22-caliber pistol off his owner's end table around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The gun went off, hitting his 21-year-old owner in the back, MyFOXMemphis.com reports.

"I knew he was smart, I didn't think he was that smart," the victim's fiancee, Miesha Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com. "He was always protective. I didn't think he would be like that."

Police do not plan to file charges in the shooting, which they've ruled as accidental.

But Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com that she fears what her fiance will do to the pet once he gets out of the hospital.

She declined to give out her fiance's name.

The shooting occurred in the Raleigh section of Memphis.

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frank23185
August 1, 2007, 11:55 AM
My BS meter is pegged.
:scrutiny::scrutiny::scrutiny:

30 cal slob
August 1, 2007, 12:11 PM
dog soup.

lol.

i mean ror. :evil:

fletcher
August 1, 2007, 12:12 PM
Seems strange, but I've got no clues as to how else it could have happened.

exar
August 1, 2007, 12:16 PM
But Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com that she fears what her fiance will do to the pet once he gets out of the hospital.
:neener::D:D

Tommygunn
August 1, 2007, 12:39 PM
I have heard of things like this happening. One time the dog stepped on the gun, and it happened a stick had gotten though the trigger guard, and putting weight on it pushed the trigger back and ....BLAM!!! the dog's owner had a hole where God did not intend one to be.

My BS meter is pegged.

Well, these days, the way are media is, I guess anything's possible.

joab
August 1, 2007, 12:42 PM
"I knew he was smart, I didn't think he was that smart," the victim's fiancee, Miesha Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com. "He was always protective. I didn't think he would be like that."A whole lot could be read into that statement.
And it would be supported by this one
But Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com that she fears what her fiance will do to the pet once he gets out of the hospital.
Why would the dog's protective nature be a factor in this, does the GF's fear of the BF's temper give us any insight

Blackbeard
August 1, 2007, 12:42 PM
He wasn't an NFL quarterback, was he?

Eightball
August 1, 2007, 12:43 PM
Police do not plan to file charges in the shooting, which they've ruled as accidental.My question is---what's their alternative? Arrest a dog?

bakert
August 1, 2007, 12:43 PM
All I can say is, if he intends to shoot a 150 lb great dane when he gets out of the hospital, he damned sure better get a bigger gun!!:D

arthurcw
August 1, 2007, 12:47 PM
I've heard of people blaming dogs for broken lamps, trashed doors, lost home work, and certain "odors", but this????

"Honey, I'm going out with the guys Friday."

"sure dear"

Guy turns around. Woman grabs gun. BLAM! Fido goes on point. Woman drops gun at fido's paws.

"WHAT THE H**L WAS THAT!"

"It was the DOG! HONEST!"

arthurcw
August 1, 2007, 12:51 PM
This needs a new thread:

What round for gun toting 150 lb great dane?

TexasRifleman
August 1, 2007, 12:55 PM
Or.......

Girlfriend shoots mean boyfriend in back, they concoct story to blame dog so she won't get in trouble.......


My BS meter is pegged as well.

exar
August 1, 2007, 12:55 PM
"I knew he was smart, I didn't think he was that smart," the victim's fiancee, Miesha Lucas told MyFOXMemphis.com. "He was always protective. I didn't think he would be like that."

A whole lot could be read into that statement.

I thought that too..

Bazooka Joe71
August 1, 2007, 01:08 PM
Police do not plan to file charges in the shooting, which they've ruled as accidental.


What the H*** are they thinking?????

They need to book King George pronto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MechAg94
August 1, 2007, 02:25 PM
.223 wouldn't work for a great dane. That is only for poodles.

Hoffy
August 1, 2007, 02:26 PM
I've never been able to get MY dog the least bit interested in shooting. :)

High Planes Drifter
August 1, 2007, 02:31 PM
"You're gonna whip who's ass with a newspaper?"

:neener:

elrod
August 1, 2007, 02:35 PM
I heard PETA has hired a defense attorney:neener::D:neener:

BBQJOE
August 1, 2007, 02:59 PM
I'm calling Shenanigans!!!!!

Kingcreek
August 1, 2007, 03:57 PM
Bad Dog! Bad!
I wouldn't trust my dogs with a loaded gun.
Had one that drove my jeep into a gate post once- never trusted him to drive either, not after that.

Leatherneck
August 1, 2007, 04:09 PM
BS BS BS.

A dropped pistol won't "go off" if it's anything like a modern gun and in good repair. My vote: 2:30 AM drunk boyfriend gets rough with GF; GF shoots BF; they gin up the story about the great dane doing it.

TC

VanEasten
August 1, 2007, 04:12 PM
Reminds me of the "my dog ate it" homework excuse from grade school.

Dannavyret
August 1, 2007, 04:16 PM
Bad Ubu....bad bad Ubu....sit boy!
http://www.joshleo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/ubu.jpg

joab
August 1, 2007, 04:19 PM
they gin up the story about the great dane doing it.I might change the they to she

Creeping Incrementalism
August 1, 2007, 04:23 PM
Ubu productions! I love the 80s!

Guns going off from a bump does happen. Its happened to me once when the hammer had been released from mild trigger pressure, but was sorta "stuck" until I bumped it accidentally. The firearm was intentionally pointed downrange, so nothing was damaged. Those safety rules work.

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