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Sun Apr 26, 2015, 01:41 PM Apr 2015

Cop Makes Woman Sit In Hot Car To See How Her Dog Felt [View all]

A police officer in Strongsville, Ohio, made a woman sit in a hot car so she could see what it felt like for her dog, according to a local police blotter.

The blotter did not name the officer or the woman, but stated that a concerned individual called police on April 12 to report that a dog was locked inside of a Nissan Sentra in a Walmart parking lot in Strongsville.

When the woman returned, she told the responding officer her dog was fine. What happened next was captured in the blotter, which was published by the Sun News:

To prove a point, the officer made the woman sit inside of the warm car with the windows up and without the engine on for a few minutes.
The woman said she was fine but the officer noted she looked uncomfortable. The woman was advised if she did this again she would be cited.


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kudos to the cop, he is protecting the dogs
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it is not the cop's role to punish. he should have cited her
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I see nothing wrong in having her sit in the car Politicalboi Apr 2015 #1
Yes, it was a teachable moment, and I bet she learned more than if she'd been fined or jailed. Electric Monk Apr 2015 #34
No more vigilante cops. procon Apr 2015 #2
Shall we shoot the officer who shoots a pet, Downwinder Apr 2015 #3
Freakin', right! (nt) Inkfreak Apr 2015 #38
I'm mixed on this NobodyHere Apr 2015 #4
No good. The moment we say it's OK for the police to make up on the spot punishment is a stevenleser Apr 2015 #5
Agreed! etherealtruth Apr 2015 #33
Did he let her out of the car? Katashi_itto Apr 2015 #6
I would rather see a judge carry out that punishment bigwillq Apr 2015 #7
Agreed ashling Apr 2015 #30
That was illegal detention. IDC what the circumstances were...and dollars for donuts he libdem4life Apr 2015 #8
Agree and she should sue. He had no right to make her do anything. treestar Apr 2015 #20
More than half of DU supports vigilante corporal punishment? Donald Ian Rankin Apr 2015 #9
Yeah, Donald... Let's brush off the issue of animal cruelty.... hlthe2b Apr 2015 #11
Yes, let's make clear that they're not nearly as important as, say, serious abuse of police powers. Donald Ian Rankin Apr 2015 #13
^^"A woman being cruel to a dog is not very important"^^ --That is a disgusting attitude. hlthe2b Apr 2015 #14
Corporal punishment? yeoman6987 Apr 2015 #31
More like half of DU supports police brutality and abuse of power. Lancero Apr 2015 #16
I knew it would cause some conflict treestar Apr 2015 #21
You can have it both ways. The book should have been thrown at her, but not by the police officer. stevenleser Apr 2015 #23
If I were her, I would have been grateful to not be cited. Chemisse Apr 2015 #28
I know but I was thinking on DU you have the cops can do no right brigade treestar Apr 2015 #36
Circumstances matter here. If he'd locked her in putting her at risk of health issues, hlthe2b Apr 2015 #10
The law is the only issue that matters here. procon Apr 2015 #17
She deserves to be cited. I agree. hlthe2b Apr 2015 #18
No one here has ever made a post "defending animal cruelty", yeah? procon Apr 2015 #25
Ahem... post 9 & 13 hlthe2b Apr 2015 #26
No. Those members just stated their priorities, just like you did. procon Apr 2015 #29
... hlthe2b Apr 2015 #35
Yes but she should have been charged and convicted of animal abuse so it was on her record. stevenleser Apr 2015 #19
I agree she should have been cited. As one who stood in 90 degree heat for more than two hours hlthe2b Apr 2015 #22
It is not the place of police to decide punishment. roamer65 Apr 2015 #12
Fuck that shit Major Nikon Apr 2015 #15
Both. Jamastiene Apr 2015 #24
I see this as more of an educational act. Chemisse Apr 2015 #27
If the cop gave her a choice, sit in there like your dog for a few minutes to see what it's like, brewens Apr 2015 #32
Well, obviously I'd never leave my dog like that......but Inkfreak Apr 2015 #37
I'm cool with that. NaturalHigh Apr 2015 #39
Emotionally satisfying, but inappropriate petronius Apr 2015 #40
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