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Officer Uses Taser On Pit Bull Chasing Chickens

Source: Central Florida News 13
Date: November 16, 2009
Byline: File

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (Bay News 9) — A Tampa police officer used his Taser on a pit bull after the dog chased a woman's chickens.

The officer was investigating a domestic dispute on Armenia Avenue Saturday morning when police say a pit pull entered a woman's house chasing a chicken.

The woman told the officer it wasn't her dog and was scared it would attack her 2-year-old son.

The officer chased the dog out of the house. The dog then attacked a chicken outside, police say.

Police say the officer used his Taser on the dog because he feared the dog would kill the victim's chickens.

The dog was struck once. Animal control took possession of the dog.