ParrotPosted: June 19, 2011
“The officer drew his gun in an unnecessary act of cowboy gunslinging law enforcement and shot my dog amidst a crowd of thousands,” said Block, who was fostering Parrot while he was waiting to be adopted through the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. “The problems here are almost too numerous to count.”
Block’s account is supported by at least one witness, Jennifer Naideth, 29, who was in town from Los Angeles selling cosmetics at the festival. She called the shooting “so unnecessary and so violent,” adding that “there was no human life in danger.”
A retired police officer who was also on the scene, 67-year-old Tony De Pass, defended the officer:
“What he did, I would have done the same damn thing,” De Pass said.
Source: Washington Post