Petersburg Soldier Comes Home to Bloody House - wtvr

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Staff Sergeant Darren Wood wants to know why his floors, hallways and furniture were covered in blood when he returned home from a tour in Kuwait. Full Story
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Abby

Richmond, VA

#1 Oct 4, 2010
This all sounds quite strange. A soldier is deployed to midEast and leaves an unspayed dog behind with a nitwit tenant who allows dog to die of a uterine infection rather than seeking veterinarian care. Blood is "not consistent with a human incident". WTH makes this a story?
chesterfield

Midlothian, VA

#2 Oct 4, 2010
im with you abby.......why would this make a story??? this is almost as bad as a lindsay lohan news update. Who cares?
Big Ro

Richmond, VA

#3 Oct 4, 2010
This story along with the naked drunk guy story reminds me why I don't ever watch CBS 6 news. It's almost like watching an out of work lawyer chasing ambulances around town.
Voice of Reason

Midlothian, VA

#4 Oct 4, 2010
So none of you would be concerned if you came home from a military tour, and your pet (dog) was dead, your house was filled with pools of blood, and the police refused to do anything about it?

I would have called every new station in the next 10 closest zip codes
LCF

Richmond, VA

#5 Oct 5, 2010
Am I the only one that sees dog fighting going on in this story? Did the vet say if his dog had had puppies or had been pregnant before she died? Curious if the tenant tried to breed her. MMM HOPEFULLY the police are "playing" dumb because they do not want to give away important details that could lose a future case.... I really really hope (like to beleive) they are keeping mum and not being dumb!
Darren

Apo, AE

#6 Oct 5, 2010
Actually LCF......I did find some shotgun shells that had been opened with a kitchen knife in a trash can in the garage. If you research dog fighting you might find that gun powder has been used in past dog fighting incidents. The police did not investigate that either. Dog fighting seems a little out there as there were no defensive wounds on Shelby. That doesn't mean that a few people got together to see what the results would be of feeding a dog gun powder. There are many different possibilities. I only want closure and the support that the citizens of Petersburg are entitled to. I hope that by this story being aired maybe someone will see it and the parties envolved will be apprehended and I can move on with my life once I return from my deployment.
Questioner

Waynesboro, VA

#7 Oct 5, 2010
The really bad part is the lack of response from the local authorities. I don't care if it's human blood or just a pack of leaky hamburger. It's blood, It's not supposed to be there. The police have a job to do and they haven't done it. "Not consistent with human blood" only means it didn't come from a human. So, we can torture or sacrifice animals? The home owner and the public deserve an answer. Police Department get off your lazy arses and do your job.
Darren

Apo, AE

#8 Oct 5, 2010
Questioner.......thank you.
Abby

Richmond, VA

#9 Oct 5, 2010
Voice of Reason wrote:
So none of you would be concerned if you came home from a military tour, and your pet (dog) was dead, your house was filled with pools of blood, and the police refused to do anything about it?
I would have called every new station in the next 10 closest zip codes
I would have NEVER had an unspayed dog for starters. Secondly, for that dog to have died of said infection, someone hadn't/ wasn't taking care of it - I'm sure it exhibited signs of illness. It's all a very strange story. I don't know the answer. I do know you should spay/neuter. If your dog is sick, you should seek medical treatment for your pet.
midlomom

Midlothian, VA

#10 Oct 5, 2010
I am sure if this soldier had been at home, he would have taken the appropriate steps to get his dog the medical attention needed.
However, since he was not, and he entrusted another person with this responsibility, he is entitled to answers as to what happened.
I hope the police department at least has the curtesy to follow up and get him the answers he needs to get closure. He does NOT need to be worried about this while he is over there in such a precarious situation already. Stories like this make news so that people like this soldier can get answers. Press attention gets results.
chad

Glen Allen, VA

#11 Oct 5, 2010
how about they charge them both with neglecting the animal.next time have a dog when you can be around to take care of it.I assume he didnt know he would get deployed when he joined the military,you know that never happens.Did you know this guy you left with your house and dog?.he acts like they called him a gave him a minutes notice,wrong.Should have done more to protect your animal and see to it was safe before you left,glad you dont have children.
Darren

Apo, AE

#12 Oct 5, 2010
Abby,
You are entitled to your opinion. Thats what is so great about being an American.
Darren

Apo, AE

#13 Oct 5, 2010
chad wrote:
how about they charge them both with neglecting the animal.next time have a dog when you can be around to take care of it.I assume he didnt know he would get deployed when he joined the military,you know that never happens.Did you know this guy you left with your house and dog?.he acts like they called him a gave him a minutes notice,wrong.Should have done more to protect your animal and see to it was safe before you left,glad you dont have children.
Thanks for your input Chad. Do you know everything about the situation? Maybe I had a spouse who couldn't handle the deployment. Maybe she was supposed to take care of the house and the animals. As a Soldier I can only say this....if you don't want to stand behind a Soldier and support them I invite you to come on over here and stand in front of one.
MISHA

United States

#14 Oct 5, 2010
DARREN, I SUPPORT YOU 100%!! THIS WHOLE THING STINKS AND I'M SURE YOU DESERVE BETTER. THE POLICE DEPT NEEDS TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM AND DO THEIR JOB. I WISH YOU THE BEST, STAY SAFE AND RETURN HOME TO A RESOLUTION TO THIS DISGUSTING SITUATION! GOD BLESS YOU.
Darren

Apo, AE

#15 Oct 5, 2010
MISHA wrote:
DARREN, I SUPPORT YOU 100%!! THIS WHOLE THING STINKS AND I'M SURE YOU DESERVE BETTER. THE POLICE DEPT NEEDS TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM AND DO THEIR JOB. I WISH YOU THE BEST, STAY SAFE AND RETURN HOME TO A RESOLUTION TO THIS DISGUSTING SITUATION! GOD BLESS YOU.
Thank you Misha. I appreciate your kind words and support.
Real Change

Ashland, VA

#16 Oct 5, 2010
Darren wrote:
Actually LCF......I did find some shotgun shells that had been opened with a kitchen knife in a trash can in the garage. If you research dog fighting you might find that gun powder has been used in past dog fighting incidents. The police did not investigate that either. Dog fighting seems a little out there as there were no defensive wounds on Shelby. That doesn't mean that a few people got together to see what the results would be of feeding a dog gun powder. There are many different possibilities. I only want closure and the support that the citizens of Petersburg are entitled to. I hope that by this story being aired maybe someone will see it and the parties envolved will be apprehended and I can move on with my life once I return from my deployment.
You pay taxes right? Then your tax dollars are alloted for services. I think that you should receive those services from the Police Department. You are entitled to some answers as a law abiding taxed citizen. I hope that you find the answers that you are looking for.
Wundering

United States

#17 Oct 5, 2010
There are a lot of shoulda, coulda, wouldas here. Just changing one variable may have provided for a totally different out come and we could pick this apart until the cows come home. The pet owner may have to take it upon himself to get more testing done, both on the blood present in the house and anything found in the dog. Even then we may never know the true story.
Sharon

Christiansburg, VA

#18 Oct 5, 2010
chesterfield wrote:
im with you abby.......why would this make a story??? this is almost as bad as a lindsay lohan news update. Who cares?
What makes this a story??? There is a huge amount of unexplained blood throughout a house and garage and saturating furniture and you ask what makes this a story? If you went home and found blood all over YOUR house would THAT be a story? If you got no support from the Police Department, would THAT be a story?
Who cares? Anyone in the same situation would care. We found a tremendous amount of blood. Many of the pictures were not included in the story. The amazing thing is that the blood we found was only a small part of what was originally there. What we found was only what remained after the carpet was steam cleaned and the kitchen floor mopped.
Walk in Darren's shoes before you pass judgment. Not only did he lose an incredibly sweet dog, but he had to throw out a couch, loveseat, and futon that were totally saturated with blood and had to remove the carpet from the entire house. Would you care then?
chesterfield

Midlothian, VA

#19 Oct 5, 2010
Sharon wrote:
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What makes this a story??? There is a huge amount of unexplained blood throughout a house and garage and saturating furniture and you ask what makes this a story? If you went home and found blood all over YOUR house would THAT be a story? If you got no support from the Police Department, would THAT be a story?
Who cares? Anyone in the same situation would care. We found a tremendous amount of blood. Many of the pictures were not included in the story. The amazing thing is that the blood we found was only a small part of what was originally there. What we found was only what remained after the carpet was steam cleaned and the kitchen floor mopped.
Walk in Darren's shoes before you pass judgment. Not only did he lose an incredibly sweet dog, but he had to throw out a couch, loveseat, and futon that were totally saturated with blood and had to remove the carpet from the entire house. Would you care then?
because the vet has said to the dog died of an infection.....not bite wounds from another dog,or was beat to death. As for the blood, we had a dog 3 years ago and the dog had cancer.(we did go to the vet and did everything we could to help her) But we left for work one day and when my wife got home she freaked out and call the police. When i got home it looked like world war 3 happened in my home. blood was everywhere,on the walls,floors,tv,chairs,dinning room table,kitchen. I was VERY hard to believe that ALL that blood came from a black lab.......but it did. IT WAS EVERYWHERE..It really did look like someone was killed in my home. It would have been hard for me to believe that this all came from my dog if i wouldnt have seen it myself. She was bleeding from her bottom. Now i am an animal lover and i feel for this man, but im sure this came from the dog. I didnt mean to sound mean on the earlier post, but there really isn't a story behind this.
Sincerely

Richmond, VA

#20 Oct 5, 2010
STRANGE HAPPENINGS - GO AFTER THE TENANT AND GET THE ANSWERS

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