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Frontier Communications Technician Allegedly Beats Dog

There are 19 comments on the WLOS story from Jun 22, 2011, titled Frontier Communications Technician Allegedly Beats Dog. In it, WLOS reports that:

A Sylva family wants answers after a technician with Frontier Communications allegedly bludgeoned their dog with a test telphone last week.

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Dina

Asheville, NC

#1 Jun 24, 2011
What kind of Company would allow this guy to still be employeed with them.
He should be charged with animal abuse and fired from his job.
If the company does not fire him we the people should not do business with this Company
Dina

Asheville, NC

#2 Jun 24, 2011
What kind of Company would still let this guy work for them.
He should be charged with animal abuse and fired from his job.
If the Company does not firer him
We the people should not do business with this company
Anonymous

Greenville, SC

#3 Jun 24, 2011
Just a thought....the article doesn't mention whether the dog provoked the attack. These workers have to spend every day going into homes where they don't know what to expect.
Anonymous

Marble, NC

#4 Jun 25, 2011
If this dog bit me I would have hit it too? Since when is it ok for animals to have more rights than people? These people are over the top and just looking for money in a lawsuit.
Sydney

United States

#5 Jun 25, 2011
I personally know this tech and yes! the dog attacked him. These people are trying to take advantage of this situation and ruin the name of an innocent man. The "women" and author of this story is Betsy Ashby. Google her name and read about how many other people she has done this to! She is a witch.....literally! Check it out!......
Laurie

Apex, NC

#6 Jun 30, 2011
From what I've read the dog was tethered. The technician was asked to wait until the owners put the dogs inside. The dogs were barking as the tech arrived so he was NOT surprised by the dog, he knew it was there.

How can a small dog that is tied up "attack"?? Please, this guy was just being a jerk and deserves to be punished for abusing the dog.

And the Ashby lady isn't the dog owner so who cares about her personality disorder.
Lionel R

Durham, NC

#7 Jun 30, 2011
File this in the "who gives a s h i t" folder. Nerds.
Anonymous

Cashiers, NC

#8 Jul 4, 2011
You people act like he was surprised the dog was there. If you would use some common sense he was surprised by the dog biting him not the fact that the dog was there. He did not expect the dog to bite is why he walked so close to the dog........AND YES A DOG CAN BITE EVEN THOUGH IT IS WAS TETHERED. This guy is not a jerk and has a family of his own. He is a good, church going citizen.

I really think people should stop antagonizing the situation without knowing all of the facts. If a dog bit me, I would probably react the same way. There was no malice involved. He hit the dog one time. All of the articles portray that he beat the dog dog down. If put in the same situation most of us would have reacted the same way.

Should he pay the vet bill?.........YES.
Should he be charged with a crime?......NO

There was no malice or forethought involved and I sincerely hope Mr Gray gets acquitted of all charges so he and his family can move on. People who bash others without all the facts need to realize that you are not only hurting those people but also their families. Just because it is on the news or in print does not make it a fact. The story is there with many opinions to make it more newsworthy like the Ashby lady's comments. From what I understand she did not actually see the event happen but has made it her personal vendetta to bash Mr Gray.

I am an animal lover also and own a small dog. But, come on people. Get a grip.
Anonymous

Cashiers, NC

#9 Jul 4, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
You people act like he was surprised the dog was there. If you would use some common sense he was surprised by the dog biting him not the fact that the dog was there. He did not expect the dog to bite is why he walked so close to the dog........AND YES A DOG CAN BITE EVEN THOUGH IT IS WAS TETHERED. This guy is not a jerk and has a family of his own. He is a good, church going citizen.
I really think people should stop antagonizing the situation without knowing all of the facts. If a dog bit me, I would probably react the same way. There was no malice involved. He hit the dog one time. All of the articles portray that he beat the dog dog down. If put in the same situation most of us would have reacted the same way.
Should he pay the vet bill?.........YES.
Should he be charged with a crime?......NO
There was no malice or forethought involved and I sincerely hope Mr Gray gets acquitted of all charges so he and his family can move on. People who bash others without all the facts need to realize that you are not only hurting those people but also their families. Just because it is on the news or in print does not make it a fact. The story is there with many opinions to make it more newsworthy like the Ashby lady's comments. From what I understand she did not actually see the event happen but has made it her personal vendetta to bash Mr Gray.
I am an animal lover also and own a small dog. But, come on people. Get a grip.
I will go ahead and acknowledge that I typed dog dog before anyone else does. It was an error. Please forgive me for this and any other error you may find. I love when people get bashed for type-o's when someone doesn't like what they say.
Neighbor

Hiawassee, GA

#10 Jul 17, 2011
http://www.thesylvaherald.com/html/arrests.ht...

Here are the Beloved Dog Owners !! They are making a spectacle of this whole alleged one sided dog beating story which is a pile of crap !!! both of the RARICK'S were arrested... talk about bad karma !!!!! They are LIARS !!! IF FRONTIER FIRES MR GRAY I AM GOING TO CXL MY SERVICES WITH THEM !!! HE IS AN UPSTANDING MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY !!!!!!
Neighbor

Hiawassee, GA

#11 Jul 17, 2011
Gina Rarick, 38, Dillsboro Child support; communicating threats.
John Cameron Rarick, 39, Dillsboro Child support.
Neighbor

Hiawassee, GA

#12 Jul 17, 2011
I have know Josh for 10 years he is my neighbor Josh is a wonderful person he would do anything for any one!!! an upstanding kindhearted role model. He is an animal lover. I would and have trusted this man with my home, family & animals. Josh is a hardworking family man. I am appalled that members of our community & you internet bloggers have been so judgmental please come out of your sea of arsenic and open your eyes accidents do happen .. if a bee was stinging you on the leg what would you do ? it was instinct you have heard one side of the story.. and are awful quick to judge........
alex

Austin, TX

#13 Dec 13, 2011
reading this story from sott only today so googled the news to see what happend since...the people talking about swatting bees and biting dog nonsense...well hell stay away from the damn dog if its so scary it cant "bite" you when its not close enough since it was on a leash...and damn thing was shorter then calf height and weighs less then my head....if theresa picture of scary fear inspiring dog Miniature Schnauzer is last thing that comes to mind...and doing tech support for a place we tell people techs wont come on prop with dogs out...even i know from my own repair tkts too tech wont come onto prop with dogs out...why the hell did this dude mindlessly walk around for the hell of it and even go anywhere close to this vicious and scary Schnauzer

i hope the bits of sarcasm are easily picked out
Wayne

Fairmont, WV

#14 Jan 6, 2012
Dina wrote:
What kind of Company would allow this guy to still be employeed with them.
He should be charged with animal abuse and fired from his job.
If the company does not fire him we the people should not do business with this Company
Unreal - Coming from someone who has NEVER spent any time working in the field... I would have frick'n killed the dog, then performed a disembowelment and left its lifeless carcass on their front porch!
Ben Turd

Wake Forest, NC

#15 Jan 6, 2012
Josh is an effing p u s s y. F that loser.
Huh

Hendersonville, NC

#16 Jan 7, 2012
huh?
B Pitt

Wake Forest, NC

#17 Jan 7, 2012
Huh - shut your sissy mouth. I will beat your azz.
Hmmm

Natural Bridge, VA

#18 Feb 11, 2012
BUB

Canton, OH

#19 Aug 4, 2012
IT'S JUST A DOG. GET OVER IT.

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