Elderly Florida man sentenced to prison after his dog kills a cat

Nov 18, 2012 Full story: Examiner.com 20

An 82-year-old man from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has been sentenced to three years in prison following the death of a cat which his dog attacked on a walk this past July.

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mojo karma cookie

Los Altos, CA

#1 Nov 18, 2012
the sentence seems a bit harsh and excessive, however the dogs owners actions were caught by a surveillance camera. he trespassed and brought his dog right up to the cat which was resting. this is clearly a case of animal abuse. tragic events like this most likely happen everyday here in northamerica. bottom line is this guy is obviously some sort of glitz and glam textbook psychopath and sociopath with violent tendencies. tragic.
mojo karma cookie

San Jose, CA

#2 Nov 18, 2012
i am speaking in the sense that this is a rather uncommon prosecution and sentence to happen in the american criminal justice system, that is that a case like this would even get prosecuted or even noticed, and such a high sentence be delivered by the courts. from an animal rights viewpoint, i would hope that all animal abuse cases be treated in such a manner, and prison and/or jail time be the rule rather than the exception. but something tells me that the courts and jails would soon be overrun with similar type animal abuse cases. such a tragic chain of events.
Cat Owner

United States

#3 Nov 19, 2012
I saw the video and I too have cats and video cameras on-site. If someone had done the same on my property, I would also want to see that person prosecuted. However, I feel the man convicted in this case, was quite old and probably didn't even consider the possibility of a horrible outcome as when he approached that cat on private property.

A cat can be quite precious to an owner, but it's still a cat. It's not your grandmother or children. Thousands of cats are killed by shelters every day in South Florida. Who should be held responsible for their deaths?

The video was quite disturbing. Especially the man stepping on the cat as he yanked the dog by the collar trying to separate them. Again, he wasn't thinking straight. He had panicked and did the same as anyone would have done in that situation.

The judge was harsh, and over reached in this case. He should have ordered the man a few years of probation, fined him heavily which could have been donated to the prevention of animal cruelty, and also ordered that he no longer be able to own animals.

Sentencing a man of that age to 3 years in prison, is simply idiotic. He'll probably die before he's released. I've seen people convicted of violent crimes against humans that have received lesser sentences. That judge should be reviewed for competency. Plain and simple.

“Bowhunting Is Euphoric”

Since: Jan 09

Double Lung em

#4 Nov 19, 2012
This judge is unfit to sit on any bench and should be made to serve the three years himself.

“Scabies are people too!”

Since: Apr 11

Killing scabies IS MURDER!

#6 Nov 20, 2012
hiss of death wrote:
This judge is unfit to sit on any bench and should be made to serve the three years himself.
$10 fine seems appropriate for this old guy and if he can't pay it, who cares. I also think whoever brought charges should is also unfit to hold the position they hold. Stupid people are stupid.
mojo karma cookie

San Jose, CA

#7 Nov 20, 2012
lunch crime wrote:
How do we know that this poor old guy isn't suffering from Alzheimer’s and thought he was approaching his own house?
ansd how do we know that this frikken idiot wasn't a washout bully, who used to beat his ex-wife and children on a regualar basis, with a vicious pit bull on the end of the leash. you sir are a frikken idiot. no doubt about it.
mojo karma cookie

San Jose, CA

#8 Nov 20, 2012
usa blockhead the shining sychophant wrote:
<quoted text>
$10 fine seems appropriate for this old guy and if he can't pay it, who cares. I also think whoever brought charges should is also unfit to hold the position they hold. Stupid people are stupid.
what a load of bullocks. more unretrievable nonsense from blockhead. obviously the judge saw the facts of the case differently than you.
mojo karma cookie

San Jose, CA

#9 Nov 20, 2012
chimps that guess wrote:
This judge is unfit to sit on any bench and should be made to serve the three years himself.
wrong. give it a rest kiss of dunce. what you have said makes absolutely no kind of sense. you and the other dull minded and witless apologists here are bending over backwards to defend the actions of this macho possibly violent individual, when you obviously don't know all the facts in this case. for one thing i'm sure if he was mentally ill or anything even remotely close, he would have been put into some sort of institutional setting immediately, and that would have been the end of the case. for all we know this person and his dog have a long track record of such "accidents" and brutal assaults and vicious attacks against other animals and others pets.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#10 Nov 20, 2012
here's the video and a local news report about the man. as i had guessed, he has done this type of violent action before on at least one occasion. the individual is obviously a psychopath and violent sociopath.

http://www.wsvn.com/features/articles/carmelc...
HAP is a GRUNTING BABOON

San Angelo, TX

#11 Nov 20, 2012
more crapola cookies wrote:
<quoted text>...apologists here are bending over backwards to defend the actions of this macho possibly violent individual, when you obviously don't know all the facts in this case.
But you are the one who told us that "facts are meaningless".

Besides, the punishment is absurd by any rational measure, even if the dude chopped the cat to pieces with a dull meat clever.

But hey, this is what happens when total douchebags sit in judgement.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#12 Nov 20, 2012
quoted out of context wrote:
<quoted text>But you are the one who told us that "facts are meaningless".
Besides, the punishment is absurd by any rational measure, even if the dude chopped the cat to pieces with a dull meat clever.
But hey, this is what happens when total douchebags sit in judgement.
you are quoting me out of context, or else you are misintepreting my simple and direct statements. and maybe you should brush up on your critical thinking sills. so the solution is simple.

educate yourself.

do some basic research.

go vegan.

do it today.

“Scabies are people too!”

Since: Apr 11

Killing scabies IS MURDER!

#13 Nov 20, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text>what a load of bullocks. more unretrievable nonsense from blockhead. obviously the judge saw the facts of the case differently than you.
Well yeah. Obviously. Duh. I never said "the judge saw it my way which is why he let him walk." What next, are you going to tell us that grass is green and that pain hurts? I just think it is pretty ridiculous for dog owners to spend 3 years in jail because their dog killed a critter.

“Scabies are people too!”

Since: Apr 11

Killing scabies IS MURDER!

#14 Nov 20, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
here's the video and a local news report about the man. as i had guessed, he has done this type of violent action before on at least one occasion. the individual is obviously a psychopath and violent sociopath.
http://www.wsvn.com/features/articles/carmelc...
Wow. Stupid people on that site are saying that the guy should die but that the dog (who actually killed the cat) should live.

"I hope this man will stay in jail for long time. I hope that dog will survive, it's not his fault. Take a look to his eyes. He deserve to die."

Take a picture of a person, look into his eyes and determine whether or not he should live? If there was every an argument against democracy, this is it. Stupid people like this have a say in public policy? I am no longer surprised that we are 16 trillion in debt and killing people around the world who have thoughts our government doesn't like.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#17 Nov 20, 2012
chimp the guess wrote:
<quoted text>You were quoted word for word. Face it Quasimodo, you aren't very bright. So the solution is simple...
Feed your shrinking brain some animal protein.
Have a JUICY STEAK or a SALMON FILLET.
Do it now and join the human race.
wrong. yes i may have been quoted word for word, still that does not exclude the possiblity that i have been quoted out of context or my statements misinterpreted. geezez. come one kiss of dunce, surely you can do better than that, just to make outrageous statements and exceedingly false claims and not back them up with a shred of evidence or science. so the solution is simple.

educate yourself.

do some basic research.

go vegan.

do it today.
mojo karma cookie

San Mateo, CA

#19 Nov 20, 2012
wrong. no worn-out, shallow, second-hand opinions here kiss of dunce. just your delusional, bankrupt speciesist rhetoric and unfortunate pc DUMBYist feelgood doublespeak. and of course your mind-numbingly-dull childish hatespeech that pollutes this board.

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#20 Nov 21, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
wrong. no worn-out, shallow, second-hand opinions here kiss of dunce. just your delusional, bankrupt speciesist rhetoric and unfortunate pc DUMBYist feelgood doublespeak. and of course your mind-numbingly-dull childish hatespeech that pollutes this board.
DUMBYist feelgood doublespeak?

Mind-numbingly-dull childish hatespeech?

I always wondered what you call that garbage you speak. Now I find out you're bilingual! I'm impressed. Are all vegans so engrossed in things that don't exist?(I know you're slow so I'll tell you, that's a rhetorical question.)
HUNTERS ARE PSYCHOPATHS

Virginia Beach, VA

#21 Nov 21, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>DUMBYist feelgood doublespeak?
Mind-numbingly-dull childish hatespeech?
I always wondered what you call that garbage you speak. Now I find out you're bilingual! I'm impressed. Are all vegans so engrossed in things that don't exist?(I know you're slow so I'll tell you, that's a rhetorical question.)
Back for another day of self humiliation? Yep you sure are. Let me help:

squatty back for daily doses of humiliation? Of course you are because like all spineless, witless, insecure COWARDS you lack pride, dignity, intelligence and a sack. Suit yourself, widdle, insecure, self humiliating squatty. I promised to slap your sorry flabby old ass around, and I never break promises.

Here ya go:

Is widdle insecure witless squatty back for another full day of self humiliation?? Yep, he shore is!! As can be predicted, the spineless, insecure, sackless widdle squatty is back for more daily humiliation! like all spineless, witless, sackless, insecure COWARDS you lack pride, dignity, intelligence, and confidence. Suit yourself, squatty, and I will continue to slap your pathetic flabby old ass around.
Matter of fact let me repeat:
widdle insecure, spineless, sackless squatty had himself another uncontrollable hissy fit! Because squatty is a spineless, witless, frightened COWARD who spends every waking hour obsessing over ANIMAL RIGHTS because widdle squatty knows that the big bad VEGANS are a threat to sackless COWARDS like him!
You can't stop yourself from repeated SELF HUMILATION! YOU can't even control your pathetic daily pansyass hissy fits. Every day you prove what an spineless, insecure, witless frightened COWARD you are, and every day you get your pathetic, spineless ass kicked yet here you are day after day after day---typical glutton for punishment. Don't you ever get tired of proving what an insecure, spineless, self humiliating COWARD you are? Obviously not. The factthat VEGANS exist infuriates pitiful frightened COWARDS like you. the fact that you obsess every waking hour of our miserable 'life' over the big bad VEGANS/ARAs proves what a frightened, spineless, insecure COWARD you are. You are obviously too dense to grasp what an ass you make of yourself EVERY DAY and EVERY NIGHT. No MAN would be so insecure and frightened and self humiliating to infest the ANIMAL RIGHTS forums first thing every day, all day and last thing . ARAs/ VEGANS are all you ever think about and the PROOF is strewn through the ANIMAL RIGHTS forums every page, every day, for YEARS now. You are even a disgrace to your own despicable ilk and that is a FACT. Keep proving what a spineless, insecure COWARD you are because like all sackless COWARDS you lack pride, dignity, intelligence, confidence and a spine. It's despicable that a sixty something year old acts like such a socially inept, mentally disturbed slob.
Be sure to throw another predictable pansyass hissy fit...we know you thrive on self humiliation. Ready for your next uncontrollable pansyass hissy fit, sackless COWARD? Of course you are because like every day, you are slobbering over your filthy keyboard waiting for a 'big bad vegan' to post so you can't scream and pound your gnarly, nicotine stained fists!
Be sure to come back for more!LOL!!! We know you will because after all, you aren't even a mere shell of a man!!!'tis true!!!!! Come on squatty, you are being ORDERED to throw a hissy fit and we KNOW you will obey like a good little COWARD!lol!! Nothing like a past middle aged loser repeatedly humiliating himself! Ready widdle insecure squatty? 10..9..8..7..6.

Keep banging your empty head into the wall!!!!

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#23 Nov 21, 2012
squash wrote:
<quoted text>DUMBYist feelgood doublespeak?
Mind-numbingly-dull childish hatespeech?
I always wondered what you call that garbage you speak. Now I find out you're bilingual! I'm impressed. Are all vegans so engrossed in things that don't exist?(I know you're slow so I'll tell you, that's a rhetorical question.)
yes squash yes you read it right. nice try on the gradeschool insults. as we can all see you childish hatespeech, your DUMBYist feelgood doublespeak, and your unfortunate, uncompassionate and cruel speciesist rhetoric has gotten the better of you. you calling me an idiot and/or implying that i don't make any sense is a grand illusion, and faulty. and your pretended rhetorical question just goes to show, and is proof positive, that you aren't up to the task to engage in any sort of adult discussion about veganism, animal rights theory, compassionate ethics or for that matter, non-violence. and if you would care to notice, you entire post consists of nothing but close-minded rhetoric and dull-minded, childish hatespeech. so the solution is simple.

educate yourself.

do some basic research.

go vegan.

do it today.
Asswind Detector

San Antonio, TX

#24 Nov 21, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text> the solution is simple.
educate yourself.
do some basic research.
vegan sucks - eat meat
do it today.
Alrighty then !

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#25 Dec 13, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
the sentence seems a bit harsh and excessive, however the dogs owners actions were caught by a surveillance camera. he trespassed and brought his dog right up to the cat which was resting. this is clearly a case of animal abuse. tragic events like this most likely happen everyday here in northamerica. bottom line is this guy is obviously some sort of glitz and glam textbook psychopath and sociopath with violent tendencies. tragic.
I think that is a crying shame.I understand that people are upset over what happened but this elderly man does not deserve this type of harsh punishment.There are many thugs out there who commit far worse crimes and get a slap on the wrist...

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