Cop Who Issued Ticket Gets Death Threats

The cop that pulled over and ticketed a young couple who were trying to rush their dying dog to the vet has received several death threats, according to local reports. The speeding ticket took the officer 20 minutes to write and during that time the couple’s teacup poodle, Missy, choked to death.

In a video of the incident the officer can be heard saying, “Chill out, it’s just a dog. You can buy another one.” I bet he’s wishing he didn’t say that now. According to News Channel 2 in Texas, local leaders say that menacing phone calls are flooding city hall.

Officer Paul Stephens has been reprimanded and subsequently apologized to the couple. Pet activists are lobbying for Stephens to be fired. The couple is still contemplating suing the city.


August 25, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Animals.

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