Dead dog's owner on BTL Wednesday

Donna Hansen's dog, Lucy, was shot by Sandusky police
Sandusky Register Staff
Feb 26, 2013

Hansen is the guest on a special segment of Between the Lines Live at 11 a.m. Wednesday, just hours after her scheduled appearance in Sandusky Municipal Court. After Sandusky police Officer Brad Wilson shot her rottweiler, Hansen was cited for dog at large and unlicensed dog. Click here for a cruiser camera's video of the shooting.

The interview with Hansen will also be available for demand viewing.

For other recent segments of Between the Lines, featuring Register managing editor Matt Westerhold, go to the blogs section.

Comments

rickross2

I'll watch because shes hot. I would say that they were both in the wrong. I can't watch the video on account of me being a dog lover, so I just have to trust the Register's reporters story! lol

Rod Farva

Pity party!

LabMan

What can she add to the story? Was she even there?

Rod Farva

When will the candlelight vigil be?

Trustafarian

Noon

Westender

Vigil @ noon, fund raiser @ 1:00, new tatoos @ 4:00

excel

+1

Cowboy

...and bownt chicka mow mow until the sun comes up!

Nor'easter

Where was this deaf and blind owner while the dog cornered the postal worker and barked and charged the police officer. She couldn't hear, wouldn't look, and didn't bother to check on her animal. She also defied the law to license a dog.

LifeIsCrazy

I hate to go against the grain here, but that dog did NOT "charge" the officer. And if shooting the dog was "just a reaction to being charged", why did he second guess on the shot?

Things just aren't adding up, and I would hate to see my animal, or anyone else's shot based solely on appearance.

Good 2 B Me

Exactly!

Ehovemom

Why are you giving her a platform? She did not obey the law. The dog did not have a license. The dog was not on a leash. The dog could not be controlled by whoever was in charge of it. If that dog had bit the officer or the postal worker or a child or a neighbor, it would have resulted in severe financial reprocussions. I am sure she is not insured on the dog if she will not even pay for a license. If the officer thought the dog was charging; he was justified. And he thought the dog was charging. End of story.

LifeIsCrazy

I'm sorry, but that is a bunch of crap. How did the officer know BEFORE he shot that the dog didn't have a license? He didn't! How did he know the dog didn't just slip her leash? He didn't!

Everyone is saying "What if the dog did this..." or "The dog could have done that..." - but SHE DIDN'T! Being an officer of the law, he shouldn't have based his decision on the appearance or breed of the dog. And let's face the reality, that is exactly what happened. If the dog had been a small "ankle-biter" - he most likely wouldn't have shot at it. He would have at least ATTEMPTED to use the harnessing tool. (Which he never even attempted to use.)

Good 2 B Me

YES!!

jes1413

Can an ankle biter dog do as much damage as a rot? No. It can't. Therefore, the idea that he wouldn't have shot an ankle biter is an asinine argument. And I don't think the dog having tags or not would have stopped him from shooting it. Just because a dog has tags does not mean they will not act aggressive.

Good 2 B Me

So you are justifying shooting it because of its breed?

jes1413

I'm saying the shooting is justified because a postal worker called the police department, an officer responded, and the dog was barking, jumping, and moving TOWARD the officer, as he was taking steps back. I am saying that if a small dog was being aggressive and attacked someone, it would not do near the damage this dog can do. Not because of the breed, because of the size and the movements the dog was making. I have seen the damage that can be done by dogs of this size, and it isn't pretty. The dog in Port Clinton bit that lady down to her bone, I do not in any way blame this officer for not waiting for that to happen to him. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck,it must be a duck. Or if it jumps and runs like a large aggressive dog and barks like a large aggressive dog, its likely a large aggressive dog. No matter what breed.

excel

For those delusional enough to say the dog didn't charge the officer here is a clip of it doing exactly that...(with shooting cut out)

http://s17.postimage.org/az60337...

I've also included a definition of charge for those less educated among us. Charge- To rush forward in or as if in a violent attack.

Good 2 B Me

Way to edit out a bunch. Look at the actual video. It is not as simple as you are trying to make it.

excel

If the dog charges the officer at anytime during the encounter use of deadly force is justified, legally. As you can see from the clip (minus all the BS) the dog CLEARLY charges the officer. Case closed, move along.

rottnrog

I'll bet you didn't have a pet as a kid, but that is a good thing because you would probably have killed it !!!

jon491

Take a look at the vid in slow motion ,that dog DID NOT CHARGE the cop.

Bluto

Real life doesn't happen in slow motion , dude . He didn't know this dog from jack . How is he supposed to knock on doors to find an owner while a potentially dangerous animal is running the neighborhood ? If my kid was out playing close by while this dog was loose and the officer was going door to door trying to find an owner , I would be pissed . He couldn't have know if the owner was even on that side of town let alone that block .

jon491

No it's not in slow motion but you can see it a bit better . He was not knocking on doors .

Cowboy

Put it in high speed and he completely eats the cop!

LifeIsCrazy

"Charge- To rush forward in or as if in a violent attack." Okay - that is NOT AT ALL what I saw. If anyone "charged" in the video, it was the officer who "charged" the dog and chased her around the corner. Then, when he turned and ran away, the dog turned to chase him. She was PLAYING. I didn't see anything violent in that dog. Why, because she was barking? Sorry to tell you, but some dogs are just more vocal than others.

Good 2 B Me

YES! That is EXACTLY what I saw! Not the edited FOX NEWS version of the truth from Excel.

lmalley77

She did NOT charge at him!!!!....WOW!!!....LOOK again!!...He turns and acts like he is going to run...she starts to give chase, but for a split second!!...He stops, turns around, Lucy is STANDING THERE LOOKING AT HIM AND BARKING...he squares off with her for a few seconds and then shoots her in the head!!!!.....Get a friggin grip, you are in denial, as are many others commenting here, this shooting was NOT justifiable!!!!...He should have gotten back in his car and waited on the dog warden!!...The dog wasn't going anywhere, she was in her OWN yard!!!....Maybe her owners were in the shower or on the toilet...she probably did just slip her leash, but he DIDN'T HAVE TO SHOOT HER!!!!!!!!!!

Bluto

The officer's responsibilities are to keep the public safe , NOT to debate a dogs intentions . This dog had already chased one person down and that alone is enough to consider it potentially dangerous .

Good 2 B Me

To draw a parallel, it would be like an officer pulling you over and assuming that you had no license. Chasing you around the corner, giving you a few seconds, unholstering his weapon and firing at you.

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