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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Not news: Girl gets anonymous Valentine's Day gift left on front porch. News: Gift contains the head of the girl's missing dog. Fark: Batteries are included   ( divider line
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2007-03-15 12:49:05 PM  

I resent that. I did think before I typed. Granted I didn't actually believe what I typed, nor in fact did I actually read the article.

But I did think before I typed.
2007-03-15 12:57:34 PM  
laebshade: zez

This is sewious!

You go to the corner for the horrible reference.

/Wonder pets, wonder pets, we're on our way

To the flyboat!

How old are your kids?

/three next month
2007-03-15 01:02:33 PM  
All you people whining about the "terrorist threat" part are TOTALLY missing the ball. This has nothing to do with the war on terrorism and the suspect isn't gonna be thrown in some secret prison. There has always (for decades before 9/11) been a criminal charge called "making a terrorist threat" or something of that sort. It would include things like death threats or doing violent and stuff which could be construed as a threat, like leaving severed body parts of animals on people's doorsteps. This is TOTALLY unrelated from terrorism as you guys see it in the news every day. If I recall, Jim Brown was charged and convicted of this when we went crazy and smashed all the windows in his wife's car with a bat (even though he probably didn't deserve it in that case, but it gives you an idea).
2007-03-15 01:03:20 PM  
Terroristic Threat is a legal term and has been around a lot longer than the "war on terror." Its basically tailor made just for stuff like this, where someone does something to make a person fear for their life.

In texas, for example, its a class B misdemeanor, so it isn't even that serious of a crime. Typically people get charged with this if they're stalking someone.
2007-03-15 01:09:39 PM  
I don't think dogs = people.

I think dogs > people.

There are exceptions to the rule, but I think it's mostly true.

You are my new hero!

/prefer the company of most dogs to most people
//dogs = unconditional love
2007-03-15 01:10:51 PM  
Thank you, . I thought I was gonna cry until you made me giggle.

/seriously, that sick farker...
2007-03-15 01:11:10 PM  
in this case,

hammer + kneecaps = happy ikapoz
2007-03-15 01:16:25 PM  
Greenshuz: /let's all THINK before we TYPE, ok?

You must be new here!
2007-03-15 01:31:01 PM  

Hah! I was thinking the exact same thing. I guess we are the only ones who found that part somewhat hilarious.
2007-03-15 01:32:34 PM  
Well, I was all upset over this, but now I'm upset that I have that dang operatic Wonder Pets song in my head...

/The phone, the phone is ringing...
2007-03-15 01:36:55 PM  
"I'm a little surprised at the number of trolls/asshats who want to jump to the conclusion that this girl killed her own dog"

I'm a little surprised that you're not willing to entertain the possibility that an admittedly farked up 17yo is capable of such a thing.

It's all a bit too much for me. Noone does this. If she can't think of anyone who would be that upset at her, then I have to assume it was her. Pity party, whatever, but the rule of wrist is -There is no plot twist in real life. If a wife is murdered in her house, the husband probably did it. If a TV comes up missing, it was most likely the crackhead next door. Etc.

/just sayin
2007-03-15 01:47:21 PM  
I don't understand. She said he was being disobedient. Women are so hard to read.
2007-03-15 01:50:28 PM  
2007-03-15 01:02:33 PM tostitobandito
2007-03-15 01:03:20 PM maracle

keep in mind that a good portion of the people going off on the term "terroristic threat" were still having problems with occasional bed wetting when 9/11 occurred.
2007-03-15 01:51:44 PM  

It's all a bit too much for me. Noone does this. If Even though she can't think of anyone who would be that upset at her, then I have to assume it was her some sick bastard who hates her .

2007-03-15 01:57:07 PM  
I suspect the dog's death is the work of a budding arsonist. Prision sounds about right. Maybe 12-25 years with no hope of parole followed by permanent incarceration in an asylum for the criminally insane.

This pisses me off.
2007-03-15 02:03:54 PM

My son is about 2.5- asks for them by name and can tell which episode it is before the name comes up.

/watches to much tv like his daddy
//I sing along everytime
2007-03-15 02:04:02 PM  
this just makes me ill. my cat, benson, has been missing for 1 1/2 weeks and i am just sick about it. putting up posters at local vet clinics, calling the humane shelters, putting lost ad in the local papers.

no sign of the bugger. he is tagged, but not microchipped. and of course, you think of all the cruel things that could happen to him since we haven't found his little body anywhere we've searched.

But I never thought of someone decapitating him and wrapping it prettily for me to grieve over and cause major pain.

People love their pets more than humans most of the time.

I hope this sick f**k is caught and has the same thing done to him.

/girl who cries when the animals die in movies, ignoring the humans dying. "That horse had no choice in making that charge!"
2007-03-15 02:05:05 PM  
sheikmagnet: 1. Cut the head off the dog
2. Put that head in a box
3. Make her open the box

\and that's the way you do it

This should have been the headline.
2007-03-15 02:15:36 PM  
Man, if that had been a person there would have been more jokes.

pvd021: Hinted on the fact that she had a troubled history..
Lives with grandma....

Yeah the little biatch probably deserved it.... Unlike the other biatch (dog).

It could also be that she has abusive parents, or they got into a car wreck. There are a lot of possibilities.
2007-03-15 02:19:09 PM  
So girl receives head in a box of guy who cut off the head of her dog?

/1. Cut a hole in a box
//2. Put your junk in that box
///3. Make her open that box
2007-03-15 02:25:24 PM  
trappedspirit: So girl receives head in a box of guy who cut off the head of her dog?

/1. Cut a hole in a box
//2. Put your junk in that box
///3. Make her open that box

Already been done in this thread.
2007-03-15 02:28:41 PM  
only person I've known who lived with Grandma did so because both parents had committed suicide when she was a teeny baby. She was remarkably normal and unscrewed up under the circumstances but I guess that she'd had her whole life to deal with it.

Point is having had bad stuff happen to you in the past in no way makes you responsible for or deserving of other bad stuff happening.
2007-03-15 02:34:39 PM  

Yes, but I added the delightfully splendid option of her receiving the head of the perpetrator.
And notice I bolded Make, as she would no doubt be suspicious of receiving head sized boxes in the future.

/put your thread police badge away, nothing to see here
2007-03-15 02:39:19 PM  

This calls for some celery!
2007-03-15 02:58:32 PM  
I tried to get my son to eat some celery-

might as well have offered him a decapitated dog's head.

/doesn't like green food
2007-03-15 03:07:33 PM

"What's in the boOOOooox?"
2007-03-15 03:08:06 PM  

I tried to get my son to eat some celery-

might as well have offered him a decapitated dog's head.

/doesn't like green food

Well, you have a narrow window before that dog's head will get turned down by him too.
2007-03-15 03:08:06 PM  
Maybe I'm reading into it too much, but the article implies that the dog was let out to roam the neighborhood. " was turned upside down a month ago when Chevy, her 4-year-old Australian shepherd mix, didn't come home." It's as if the dog went to school that day or something. Do people usually allow this with their canines?

Just wondering how the dog got out to begin with.

/cat person
//never let them outside
///seen too much flat-cat action near my house
2007-03-15 03:10:38 PM  
Hope they find your cat farkulous :(

This is sadistic, not just killing the poor animal but leaving the dog's head like that with her name on it, this is indeed implied violence on her and the police would do well to catch whomever did this.

He deserves the same punishment, give his severed to his mother, just kill that son of a biatch.

I'm honestly not sure what I'd do if someone hurt my cats for no reason but I get pretty emotional with them so chances are I would do things I normally woudn't do provided I knew exactly who hurt them.

My cats have helped me through a lot of emotional problems, to think that someone would be so sadistic and take em away like that is scary and lowers my faith in humanity even more.


/a person will stab you in the back if it benefits them
// an animal just wants love
2007-03-15 03:20:40 PM  
Not that the whole dog-capitation thing isn't abhorrent, but I clicked the article looking for some sort of battery-powered dog head contraption (Bitey McDoghead motorized action, or something). Taping the batteries to the box? Lame.
2007-03-15 03:31:30 PM  
This is probably the sickest thing I've read all day.
2007-03-15 03:39:51 PM  
It's all a bit too much for me. Noone does this.

Oh yes they do. I do dog rescue, and you woudn't believe the things I've seen. People cutting out the tongues of dogs, shoving pencils in their eyes and then breaking off the end so you can't pull the pencil back out, setting them on fire.

Clemptor, no, dogs should not be allowed to roam freely, but they do sometimes accidentally get loose. It could be the dog was normally confined to the yard and it managed to get loose. I've had neighborhood kids open my gate and let my dogs loose. I now padlock the gate shut because of it. I've had my mother accidentally let one of them out of the house. (and let me tell you, that had to be a sight the one time she did that as I chased the dog down the street with nothing on but a robe)
2007-03-15 03:41:05 PM  
// an animal just wants love to eat your guts

2007-03-15 03:43:33 PM  
HoneyDog - that sounds pretty tragic. I occasionally watch animal rescue shows on TV and I've seen some heartbreaking shiat on them, it's mind bottling to think that they're tame in comparison to the stuff they don't show.

/boggling as well, not just bottling
2007-03-15 03:56:07 PM  
we're on ourway, to save the lost dog...

umm, never mind.. it WAS sewious...

/ its about to start here, nearly 4yo excited his beloved wonder pets on tv AND my 'puter'!!!
2007-03-15 04:00:15 PM  
Man if I was the girl I'd be scared out of my mind. I don't think the casual punk around the block would pull something off this sick.
2007-03-15 04:17:44 PM  

Man if I was the girl I'd be scared out of my mind. I don't think the casual punk around the block would pull something off this sick.

Now come on, be honest. How many times have you seen a collared dog that had been run over, looked around and found a "Missing Dog" posting, and wanted to pull this yourself?

/just bringing some perspective to the issue
2007-03-15 04:26:24 PM  

Considering the thread, and your comments, and my comments... I find your moniker hilarious.

/scratches BrianGriffin behind the ears.
//asks Brian to please stop humping my leg and get me a beer.

Gib ;-)
2007-03-15 04:28:39 PM  
Some one out there is one sick fark. That's some obsessive creepy stalking shiate right there. I'd fear for my life, too if something like that happened.

Makes you wonder what lengths the sicko will go for this young women's attention.

Terroristic threat indeed.
2007-03-15 05:06:13 PM  
WTF? I come in here for a modified DO NOT WANT picture with the dog and the celery, scrolled all the way to the bottom and no one has posted it? Shame on you farkers, shame.
2007-03-15 05:08:24 PM  
2007-03-15 05:21:26 PM  
I hope they find the bastard and "buckwheat" him ala Things To Do In Denver When Youre Dead.
2007-03-15 05:30:40 PM  
I think it's because the goal is to make law as incomprehensible to the average person as possible, so that lawyers can continue to make lots of money and judges and juries and lawyers can pretend to be a lot smarter than they really are.

seriously, law shouldn't really be that complicated.

Law really isn't all that complicated most of the time, certainly most criminal laws are not. One of the law's driving needs is for linguistic precision, but the title of a statute generally doesn't have or need much precision. Thus we have Minnesota's "terroristic threats" statute. Here is a discussion of it in some case I pulled off the internets:

Minn. Stat. § 609.713, subd. 1 (2004). Under the statute, a person is guilty of making terroristic threats if he "threatens, directly or indirectly, to commit any crime of violence with purpose to terrorize another . . . or in a reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience." Minn. Stat. § 609.713, subd. 1. A statement is threatening if the "communication in its context would have a reasonable tendency to create apprehension that its originator will act according to its tenor." State v. Schweppe, 306 Minn. 395, 399, 237 N.W.2d 609, 613 (1975) (quotations omitted). The statute, however, does not "authorize grave sanctions against the kind of verbal threat which expresses transitory anger which lacks the intent to terrorize." State v. Jones, 451 N.W.2d 55, 63 (Minn. App. 1990) (quotation omitted) (alteration in original), review denied (Minn. Feb.21, 1990).

so despite your dislike of the use of the term "terroristic threats," the statute itself, and the conduct it outlaws, is not at all complicated or hard to understand.
2007-03-15 05:35:19 PM  
"Recycle your pets"
2007-03-15 05:44:08 PM

Animals for vengeance!
2007-03-15 06:04:07 PM  
DragoonBoy, yeah, it's a little beyond the normal person's comprehension. When I first started doing rescue I'd cry and be grossed out a lot. Now I just get pissed off. Two nastiest cases I've witnessed where actually from neglect and not from somebody actually physically doing something to the dog. One was a dog whose chain got wrapped around it's leg and cut into it. The owners never bothered taking the dog to the vet and the leg rotted off. (this dog latter died as a result too). The other was a dog who was chained in it's yard when a pack of feral dogs attacked it. The owners again didn't take it the the vet even though the dog had pretty serious wounds all over it's body. By the time we got ahold of the dog, it had maggots in the in the wounds. It took awhile, but eventually this dog was ok, and he was the biggest cupcake you'd ever want to see.
2007-03-15 06:24:26 PM  
Boddhisatva: Several recent studies have shown that violence against animals is very frequently a precurser of violence against people.

"This just in, people who are violent towards living creatures are more likely to be violent towards human creatures"
2007-03-15 08:01:27 PM  
Hannibal Harry
"Recycle your pets"

Yes! That's thinking. You've got animal overpopulation as well as waste reduction right there. Trade in two yellow labs, get a chocolate lab. Trade in a yellow lab and a chocolate to get a boxer. Trade in a boxer with at least five milk jugs and any kind of terrier to get an Alaskan Husky!
Brilliant, I say.
2007-03-15 08:18:17 PM  

You made my night.
2007-03-15 10:23:25 PM  
WTF, how can anyone make a joke on this one? Dogs are so amazingly faithful and trusting. What kind of human would do such a thing to a defenseless creature?

BTW, can you read? It says that the girl "has had some troubled times in her life" and that Chevy was her therapy dog. Again, an amazing and faithful companion and this is how we "more highly evolved" creatures treat them in return.

I'm beyond disappointed at the level to which we have evolved as a species.
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