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Wed, Oct 10 | By AP | 132

A Pittsburgh man accused of taunting a police dog on Sunday was being held in jail on $100,000 bail. Police say Kenneth King, 23, taunted Benny, a German shepherd, as he walked by a police vehicle. Police say King screamed that he hates … more ›

Pa. Man Jailed on Dog Taunting Charge
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Dogpeopleareretards
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Dogpeopleareretards
3 years ago

I feel like i'm in the Twighlight Zone here.... I'm reading all these comments and I'm waiting for the "LOL" or "LMAO" or something... But it really seems like all of you are Dead serious about your comments. It's scary weird for you guys to be defending a dog, because someone yelled at the damn dog. I wouldn't abuse or hurt any person or thing for no reason... but it's a Freaking dog People. it doesn't have feelings like you or I. It doesn't process thoughts and emotions and cadences of people's speech. Wake up. No one should go to jail for taunting a Police officer, let alone a Police Dog.

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jackie
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jackie
4 years ago

I think the man should go to jail what the heck teasing a dog shame on him

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deb a.
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deb a.
5 years ago

I wish this story was still here the man should be punished ,it irritates me when people taunt dogs and to do this to a police dog is an unjust, wonder if he did this when he was young also

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collyn f.
6 years ago

thanxs cassie!! this sounds like he needs to get over the fact that he hates dogs. there are over like twenty five million in the us!!!! he is just being stupid

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Cassie3
6 years ago

From a GSD web site:

PA. MAN JAILED ON DOG TAUNTING CHARGE
October, 12 2007

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh man accused of taunting a police dog on Sunday was being held in jail on $100,000 bail. Police say Kenneth King, 23, taunted Benny, a German shepherd, as he walked by a police vehicle.

Police say King screamed that he hates dogs and threatened to kill the animal after it started barking.

King's mother said the situation is serious, but questioned the high bail. She said people have been arrested for hurting people and they don't have bail set that high.

Taunting police animals is a felony under Pennsylvania's animal cruelty law.

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collyn f.
6 years ago

zootoo needs to change the time of date that the discussions and news articles expire. this is ridiculous. i have read every other available news article and i can't find another way to get points. except for product reviews

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Cassie3
6 years ago

Well, I'm glad you don't follow the tactics of the user, Sarah H., who submitted 13 nonsensical, one-word comments to this one article.

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Sarah H.
6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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Tami T.
6 years ago

Good. What an idjit!

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Tonycat
6 years ago

Obviously, the man is an idiot, but the bail IS excessive.

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Cassie3
6 years ago

Here it is:

Man jailed on police dog taunting charge
By Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh man accused of taunting a police dog on Sunday was being held in jail on $100,000 bail. Police say Kenneth King, 23, taunted Benny, a German shepherd, as he walked by a police vehicle.

Police say King screamed that he hates dogs and threatened to kill the animal after it started barking.

King's mother said the situation is serious, but questioned the high bail. She said people have been arrested for hurting people and they don't have bail set that high.

Taunting police animals is a felony under Pennsylvania's animal cruelty law.

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Felicia
6 years ago

good

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mike o.
6 years ago

I can't access this story, but it sounds interesting.

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Margene W.
6 years ago

A highly trained dog as this is not going to stand for taunting-maybe the guy should not have to do jail time,but some community service for messing with the police.

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shelia s.
6 years ago

Yeah right! People wonder why dogs bite them!! It's like they taunt and aggrevate the animals and then when they bite they blame it on the animal or the owners. People are so immature and STUPID!!

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Jetty0161
6 years ago

Being this stupid should hurt.

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Acart1170
6 years ago

It's equivilant to taunting a police officer, right?

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
6 years ago

People should be punished for what they do to animals.

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

A "taunting" law? Yeah for the police force for enforcing the law.

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Tazrad
6 years ago

Hey Mom the dog is a cop. Teach your kid respect

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Gshephlvr
6 years ago

what a moron. he should have a fine this high for his simple stupidty. I wonder what he does to animals when the police aren't around

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Cass3fan
6 years ago

If that would have been a pitbull. They would have still blamed the pitbull if it would have bitten him.Why are people so stupid??????????????????????

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Abg8s
6 years ago

people like this needs therapy. the man should have to pay some kind of fine or due communty service or something, but as long as he did'nt hurt the dog i don't think he should have to do jail time

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Spydog0619
6 years ago

jerk no one should taunt or yell at dogs

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Kim D.
6 years ago

What is the world comeing to!

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Deborah H.
6 years ago

So let me get this straight. This fool is 23 years old and he feels confident in spewing from his orifice whenever it pleases him to do so? What really baffles me is how his misguided mother would rush to his defense. Truth IS stranger than fiction!

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Mcg8s
6 years ago

I think he should have been fined for unruly behavior-like stuff and whatever else they could come up with... A psycho like that probably wouldn't be able to maintain a job, pay said fines, and then he'd end up in jail anyway (happy!?)!

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Heather R.
6 years ago

The dog is a police officer and it sure would have been taken seriously if he had threated to kill a human officer. Too bad they didn't have the dog "subdue" this idiot.

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Golfvek43
6 years ago

They should have let the man and the dog have some alone time in an interview room. He might have changed his mind about police dogs.

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amy c.
6 years ago

the more and more we push the penalties (sp) for cruelty to animals and threating it the more people who are just being dumb will stop.. we will probably always have a bit of it just like murder and rape but if we can cut down on it .... GREAT

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Tootieauntfruity
6 years ago

I do think he should be punished, but $100,000? That does seem a little extreme.

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Hageelectric
6 years ago

That is a serious situation but my god !100,000 bail!

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silver d.
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silver d.
6 years ago

The man is disturbed...sounds dangerous to me. Good place for him, jail.

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Marshamartinis
6 years ago

Seems to me that it would be the same as taunting a Police Officer....

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HeatherAshley
6 years ago

Same as obstructing justice if it was a human cop. serves him right

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Rsohler
6 years ago

I would think they would check the mental stability of this person. A large dog wearing a police jacket is not something a "normal" person would bother.

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k r.
6 years ago

I wonder what his bail would have been if he had taunted the police officer?

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Bcoo
6 years ago

I think he should be charged but $100,000 is high

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Lynn
6 years ago

I'm glad to see that this man's bail is set so high. In other states animal taunting is nothing, i'm glad that it is a Felony. All the other states should get on board with that and have it for all animals. Most people think of animals as humans and we need to do all we can to get them justice for they have no voice.

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