A Georgia couple claims that their neighbor, who is a firefighter with the Carroll County Fire Department, walked into their yard and fatally shot their dog over a missing work boot. According to WSBTV News, the troubling incident happened on Wednesday night and claimed the life of a four-year-old boxer named Junior.
Junior’s owner, Holly Baird, is upset that her family’s dog was killed and that the alleged shooter never bothered to knock on the door to ask about the missing boot – she told the news agency, “He should not have walked in the back of the yard No. 1, on my property. No. 2, he should have called.”
The shooter, who has not been named, is not being charged – he has claimed that Junior charged him when he walked into the Baird’s yard and that he feared for his safety. Exactly why he went into the couple’s yard, armed with a loaded gun, is not known.
The neighbor’s work boot was discovered at the Baird’s house, but they think that it was their puppy, “Cupcake,” who took the boot, not Junior, the dog who paid for the canine crime with his life.
(Image via screenshot WSBTV News)
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