Man found guilty in stomping death of...

Man found guilty in stomping death of opossum on Danville police ridealong

There are 13 comments on the Richmond Times-Dispatch story from Oct 20, 2009, titled Man found guilty in stomping death of opossum on Danville police ridealong. In it, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

A Vernon Hill man was found guilty Monday of animal cruelty after he stomped an opossum to death while on a June 20 ride-along with a Danville police officer.

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stellap

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Oct 23, 2009
what was his problem. would he like for some one to stomp him to death. the opossum wasn,t bother him.
Scottish Woman

Fairfield, VA

#2 Oct 27, 2009
We still have some primitives living in the backwoods of southside Virginia.
StopTheTrain

Tempe, AZ

#3 Oct 31, 2009
Very little respect for himself or the creatures God created! Maybe he will receive some stomp'n in jail.
DAD

Moline, IL

#4 Oct 31, 2009
God Id hate to get caught wacking a porcupine in that County if you can't even kill an overgrown rat.Or are opossum's that states mascot critter.lol
LOL

Phenix, VA

#5 Dec 18, 2009
sick sick sick just let the poor ole beast of burden go not the man the possum he should get the death penalty anyone that would do that to a poor animal would do it to a human with no regrets
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#6 Feb 27, 2010
DAD wrote:
God Id hate to get caught wacking a porcupine in that County if you can't even kill an overgrown rat.Or are opossum's that states mascot critter.lol
Get with the times Dad. If an animal is threatening you, or harming the land you need, or doing great destruction you may have to kill it. Then you kill it in the most humane way.

If one of his relatives did you harm it is no reason to take it out on them.

It was stupidity and cruel no matter how you slice it.
big johnson

United States

#7 May 6, 2011
give him the death penalty, you aren't suppose to harm animals, unless you plan on eating them

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#8 May 8, 2011
Pete the 'possum leaves behind a Wife and 14 children.
bunny revenge

Martinsville, VA

#9 May 27, 2011
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")

hope he gets what coming to him :)
truthgiver

Danville, VA

#10 Jun 10, 2011
what i wonder is where were the "officers" at the moment of the stomping? if i walk down the road i get stopped and asked to be searched...this monster was RIDING WITH THEM and they didn't even bother to try and prevent him from the act...i think the officer he was riding with should get a charge for negligence in this incident ...many will more than likely disagree with this but if he was RIDING WITH A STATE EMPLOYEE then that SAME employee is RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING DONE WHILE ON THE RIDE...this is what sickens me about this so called state..the "get'er dead" mentality of most of it's residents.
snowgurl

Forest, VA

#11 Jul 31, 2011
truthgiver wrote:
what i wonder is where were the "officers" at the moment of the stomping? if i walk down the road i get stopped and asked to be searched...this monster was RIDING WITH THEM and they didn't even bother to try and prevent him from the act...i think the officer he was riding with should get a charge for negligence in this incident ...many will more than likely disagree with this but if he was RIDING WITH A STATE EMPLOYEE then that SAME employee is RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING DONE WHILE ON THE RIDE...this is what sickens me about this so called state..the "get'er dead" mentality of most of it's residents.
you have a very great point!!!!seems as if the police wasn't doing their job....
erotic september

United States

#12 Mar 7, 2012
truthgiver wrote:
what i wonder is where were the "officers" at the moment of the stomping? if i walk down the road i get stopped and asked to be searched...this monster was RIDING WITH THEM and they didn't even bother to try and prevent him from the act...i think the officer he was riding with should get a charge for negligence in this incident ...many will more than likely disagree with this but if he was RIDING WITH A STATE EMPLOYEE then that SAME employee is RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING DONE WHILE ON THE RIDE...this is what sickens me about this so called state..the "get'er dead" mentality of most of it's residents.
U HAVE A GREAT POINT, HE/SHE SHOULD BE CHARGED ALSO ""lol ant that wat theyre here for"""??? They just as sick and cruel as he is and i hope they get stomped!!!!!!!!!!
animal_lover

Mebane, NC

#13 Sep 18, 2012
That was so cruel. I have petted an oppossum before. He was cute and didn't try to bite me. Why do people have to be so mean to animals?

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