Who deserves the most sympathy?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Criskin, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    I just read this: http://www.newsok.com/article/3509123.

    I'm not sure who I feel sorry for the most...the man, his neighbors, his dog or the city officials who get to keep this colorful character in line. Minus the dog dying, it would make a great movie. You don't get many scenes with a lawnmower getaway. What do you guys think?
     
  2. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the "whole" story?

    This guy was doing things before this all happened, what were they?
     
  3. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    The story says "Chancellor said Fry once climbed a silo with a rifle. Another time he tried to buy a bullet-resistant vest, saying he wanted to shoot cops, the officer said."

    That's why I just can't decide what to think about this story...I mean, chances are he is just a harmless small town character. You never know, though.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I could see myself breaking my dog out of the pound too.. [​IMG]

    Like they said..others WOULD have taken that dog in so it wasnt killed.
    The town was just being vindictive and killed the dog.
    And to put a old man in jail because he broke a dog out of a pound... Just sick.
    While they let the child molersters live next door to you...
    Dont even get me started...
     
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Sounds like the man may have some mental issues, in which case I feel for him AND the police department. If we don't have the appropriate facilities to handle the mentally ill in our larger cities, chances are, where he lives is going to be even less equiped. It's a no-win situation for both parties.
    I think the biggest part of my sympathies lie with the dog, who was totally innocent in the whole situation. Seems like the whole thing could've been avoided if the son had at least retrieved the dog from the pound!
     
  6. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Everyone gets treated equally under the law, whether they have been annoying before or not.

    I think it could have been handled differently, but if any tv paper, web or radio news report ever published all the facts of a case, I'd stab myself with a spork in the eye.
     
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  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    They did say the dog had a history of being loose, and that the man is a nuisance. So the dog get my sympathy. Animals can't pick their owners.
     
  8. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Who deserves the most sympathy?

    Buddy Tough does. Had an irresponsible owner whose actions got him a death sentence.
     
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  9. chickaddict

    chickaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:And here I thought it was just me....
     

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