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(Daily Mail)   Remember the soldier that had his dog, Baxter, sold by his girlfriend while he was deployed? The family that bought Baxter have agreed to return him to his rightful owner   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 172
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2014-06-19 08:19:02 AM  
"After a month, our kids became too attached to the dog"

Boo-farkin-hoo.
 
2014-06-19 08:23:54 AM  

skeevy420: the other was an overheard phone call about taking a dog to the shelter, said nope, bring her here, my other dog needs a better friend than a cat, 7 years ago.


That's racist.
 
2014-06-19 08:38:50 AM  

fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

That picture is not helping his case


I saw that picture and wondered if the dog would be better off with that family.  Besides, I think its selfish to get a dog knowing that you are going to be away for the vast majority of its life.
 
2014-06-19 08:42:48 AM  

BenJammin: fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

That picture is not helping his case

I saw that picture and wondered if the dog would be better off with that family.  Besides, I think its selfish to get a dog knowing that you are going to be away for the vast majority of its life.


That too.  By the time he gets it back, he'll be deployed again.
 
2014-06-19 08:42:49 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Publikwerks: MechaPyx: Theaetetus: However, after Mr Gabbert's plight elicited a social media campaign and news stories, the family changed course.'I think the people that bought the dog and read the stories had started receiving hang-up phone calls, late night drive-bys, and emailed death threats, including particularly gruesome ones about their children. God bless the Internet,' Mr Gabbert's father Robert Sr told MailOnline.

So they gave up the dog not because they wanted to but to stop the harassment. The gf is a douchebag. So is the family and the people harassing them.

/people suck

I'm sorry, no. The family wasn't being douchy. They bought a dog stolen property, and wanted to keep him. There is NOTHING EVERYTHING douchy about that.

/FTFY


Did he file a police report, and get her arrested? If not, then it's not stolen property

The problem here, as I see it, is that we are all going off half cocked with no solid info. Did he press charges? Did he offer to pay the family back what they paid for the dog? Because, as I see it, the mistake here is on him - he gave his psycho GF the dog to take care of. He misjudged her, and so while I feel bad for him, I don't like that he sicked the internet on people for his mistake.
 
2014-06-19 08:43:21 AM  

hillary: taurusowner: I'm more interested in that piece of shiat ex girlfriend and if there's a way for the internet to make her life hell for a biatchicks who pull that shiat on soldiers who are deployed deserve their own special place in hell.

We could sell her on Craigslist Silk Road.


FTFY
 
2014-06-19 08:44:31 AM  

Gunther: doctor wu: Publikwerks: ecmoRandomNumbers: No rest for the wicked. This was only going to get worse if they didn't stop being douches.

How was the family being douches?

The douche was the GF, not the family. If I was the family, I would sue the shiat out of her, see if you can press charges.

Nope. Once the guy who bought the dog found out whose dog it really was the only proper thing to do should have been immediately clear. His instinct was to not do the right thing, period. So the douche-ometer definitely picks up two separate signals in this case.

Would you really want your kids to be miserable because you took away the family pet they'd grown to love?

I mean, it's clearly the right thing to do, but I can't really call someone a douche for not wanting to do it.


Happened to me when we were kids.  We found a cute little beagle puppy in the neighborhood, took care of it for a week or little longer, named him Scooter I think.  Then the little girl a few doors down saw us with it and said "that's my dog!".  Dad made us return it.  We were sad for like a minute, but we already had one dog and we conned Dad into letting us get another a year or two later.
 
2014-06-19 08:45:31 AM  

enderthexenocide: yeah, that family sure was mean and evil for keeping the dog.  not like those nice, friendly internet people who threatened to murder their children.  that was surely a reasoned, rational response to the situation.  i didn't hear about anyone threatening to kill the girlfriend who actually sold the dog, you know, the person actually to blame.  but the family who did nothing but give the dog a nice new home are worthy of death threats.  they should have called the cops, kept the dog, and told that guy to go fark himself.

if that guy had gone to prison and gave the dog to his girlfriend and she sold it, no one would have cared at all about that guy.  but he's a soldier?  oh well then, let's just do whatever he wants.  if this guy was such a hero, he would have graciously let the family keep the dog because their kids loved it so much.  the villain here is the girlfriend, not the family.


Stolen property doesn't work that way. You don't get to keep it just because you really really like it. Fark the family. It was never their dog. They brought all of their own headaches on themselves the moment they claimed that the stolen property was theirs.
 
2014-06-19 08:47:03 AM  

Publikwerks: HindiDiscoMonster: Publikwerks: MechaPyx: Theaetetus: However, after Mr Gabbert's plight elicited a social media campaign and news stories, the family changed course.'I think the people that bought the dog and read the stories had started receiving hang-up phone calls, late night drive-bys, and emailed death threats, including particularly gruesome ones about their children. God bless the Internet,' Mr Gabbert's father Robert Sr told MailOnline.

So they gave up the dog not because they wanted to but to stop the harassment. The gf is a douchebag. So is the family and the people harassing them.

/people suck

I'm sorry, no. The family wasn't being douchy. They bought a dog stolen property, and wanted to keep him. There is NOTHING EVERYTHING douchy about that.

/FTFY

Did he file a police report, and get her arrested? If not, then it's not stolen property

The problem here, as I see it, is that we are all going off half cocked with no solid info. Did he press charges? Did he offer to pay the family back what they paid for the dog? Because, as I see it, the mistake here is on him - he gave his psycho GF the dog to take care of. He misjudged her, and so while I feel bad for him, I don't like that he sicked the internet on people for his mistake.


So like, if I go out of town for the week, and I ask my neighbors who I'm good friends with "can you guys keep an eye on the house and car while I'm gone?  Here are the keys to both."  They can sell both my house and car and that would be my bad because I misjudged them.
 
2014-06-19 08:47:41 AM  

umad: enderthexenocide: yeah, that family sure was mean and evil for keeping the dog.  not like those nice, friendly internet people who threatened to murder their children.  that was surely a reasoned, rational response to the situation.  i didn't hear about anyone threatening to kill the girlfriend who actually sold the dog, you know, the person actually to blame.  but the family who did nothing but give the dog a nice new home are worthy of death threats.  they should have called the cops, kept the dog, and told that guy to go fark himself.

if that guy had gone to prison and gave the dog to his girlfriend and she sold it, no one would have cared at all about that guy.  but he's a soldier?  oh well then, let's just do whatever he wants.  if this guy was such a hero, he would have graciously let the family keep the dog because their kids loved it so much.  the villain here is the girlfriend, not the family.

Stolen property doesn't work that way. You don't get to keep it just because you really really like it. Fark the family. It was never their dog. They brought all of their own headaches on themselves the moment they claimed that the stolen property was theirs.


Again, it's only stolen if he presses charges.
Has he done that?
 
2014-06-19 08:48:48 AM  
There is a biatch in this story, and it's not Baxter (obviously, he's a male dog).

I hope the soldier is not still with that girlfriend?
 
2014-06-19 08:49:04 AM  

Publikwerks: Again, it's only stolen if he presses charges.


Bullshiat. Is it only rape when a woman presses charges?
 
2014-06-19 08:49:14 AM  

Publikwerks: ecmoRandomNumbers: No rest for the wicked. This was only going to get worse if they didn't stop being douches.

How was the family being douches?

The douche was the GF, not the family. If I was the family, I would sue the shiat out of her, see if you can press charges.


Um, If I'd found out I was duped into receiving stolen goods, I'd want to give that back ASAP.  And I'd be suing the shiat out of the person who sold it to me (a) for selling me stolen goods, (b) Fraud, (c) breach of contract, (d) liable and the big one (e) mental anguish.  My lawyers would be told to extract everything they can - go nuts.  I'd also be cooperating with the prosecutor through my lawyer so I don't get charged with receipt of stolen goods.  Doing anything else is being a douche, and a criminal.
 
2014-06-19 08:52:45 AM  

umad: Publikwerks: Again, it's only stolen if he presses charges.

Bullshiat. Is it only rape when a woman presses charges?


This.  The soldier is being a really stand up guy for not dropping the family that bought stolen goods into a world of shiat by not pressing charges against the ex just yet.  But the dog was stolen - pressing charges does not change it from "not stolen" to "stolen".  It changes it from "I'm trying not to ruin other people's lives, give me my stuff back" to "Now I want some retribution - and I'm going to use the government to get it, and I don't care what the collateral damage is".
 
2014-06-19 08:53:13 AM  

Carn: Publikwerks: HindiDiscoMonster: Publikwerks: MechaPyx: Theaetetus: However, after Mr Gabbert's plight elicited a social media campaign and news stories, the family changed course.'I think the people that bought the dog and read the stories had started receiving hang-up phone calls, late night drive-bys, and emailed death threats, including particularly gruesome ones about their children. God bless the Internet,' Mr Gabbert's father Robert Sr told MailOnline.

So they gave up the dog not because they wanted to but to stop the harassment. The gf is a douchebag. So is the family and the people harassing them.

/people suck

I'm sorry, no. The family wasn't being douchy. They bought a dog stolen property, and wanted to keep him. There is NOTHING EVERYTHING douchy about that.

/FTFY

Did he file a police report, and get her arrested? If not, then it's not stolen property

The problem here, as I see it, is that we are all going off half cocked with no solid info. Did he press charges? Did he offer to pay the family back what they paid for the dog? Because, as I see it, the mistake here is on him - he gave his psycho GF the dog to take care of. He misjudged her, and so while I feel bad for him, I don't like that he sicked the internet on people for his mistake.

So like, if I go out of town for the week, and I ask my neighbors who I'm good friends with "can you guys keep an eye on the house and car while I'm gone?  Here are the keys to both."  They can sell both my house and car and that would be my bad because I misjudged them.


No, but lets not use items that require paperwork, like cars and houses... Lets say he stole your computer out of your house, and sold it. Do I condemn the dude on craigslist who bought it? No. He wasn't seeking to buy a stolen computer. Now, if the cops get involved, you hand over the computer.

But I haven't read anything about the cops getting involved. I haven't read about the GF getting arrested. To me, it sounds like he doesn't want to punish the GF, but wants his dog back.

Hence why he got the internet involved.

Matter of fact, I haven't read anything about her in the stories or about him breaking up with her. This is why I am VERY suspecious
 
2014-06-19 08:54:03 AM  

MadHatter500: Um, If I'd found out I was duped into receiving stolen goods, I'd want to give that back ASAP. And I'd be suing the shiat out of the person who sold it to me (a) for selling me stolen goods, (b) Fraud, (c) breach of contract, (d) liable and the big one (e) mental anguish. My lawyers would be told to extract everything they can - go nuts


You'd spend a lot of money, have most of your causes of action and categories of claimed damages dismissed, and collect nothing on whatever nominal judgment you were awarded. Congratulations, ITG.
 
2014-06-19 08:57:24 AM  
BY the way - Just read up a bit more on this:

1. The guy didn't out the family, so good on him
2. One story did say they broke up
3. It sounds like everyone will be made whole, so everything is going to work out.
 
2014-06-19 09:02:00 AM  

Publikwerks: No, but lets not use items that require paperwork, like cars and houses... Lets say he stole your computer out of your house, and sold it. Do I condemn the dude on craigslist who bought it? No. He wasn't seeking to buy a stolen computer. Now, if the cops get involved, you hand over the computer.

But I haven't read anything about the cops getting involved. I haven't read about the GF getting arrested. To me, it sounds like he doesn't want to punish the GF, but wants his dog back.

Hence why he got the internet involved.

Matter of fact, I haven't read anything about her in the stories or about him breaking up with her. This is why I am VERY suspecious


Oh totally, I wouldn't fault them for the initial purchase, but after somebody tells you "oh, so that person who sold you that dog, it wasn't hers to sell" you gotta give it up.  Even if it wasn't officially stealing and no cops involved.  Saying "but my kids are in love with it!" isn't a valid reason.  They'll be just as in love with the next puppy too.
 
2014-06-19 09:02:10 AM  

kronicfeld: They were bona fido purchasers for value. Unless they knew the dog was not the girl's at the time of purchase, it was likely theirs to keep.


bona fido huh?

I see what you did there - almost got me.
 
2014-06-19 09:03:42 AM  

Gunboat: cman: Gunboat: cman: Umm...what?

Not sure what you're asking... I'm happy to explain / elaborate

Treat me like my age, you know, explain it like you would to a five year old

In the jurisdiction I practiced in, all property owned by a husband and wife is classified as either "marital" or "separate."  As a general rule, marital property is split 50/50, but separate property goes to the owning spouse.  Property is marital if it was acquired during the marriage.  Property is separate if it was owned before the marriage or it was a gift/inheritance during the marriage.

Thus, if husband buys tools after he's married, while he may think of them as "his" tools, in fact they are marital property since they were acquired during the marriage; if the couple later divorces, wife gets half the tools.
  If husband owned the tools before getting married, they remain his as "separate" property.

A frequently litigated issue is when separate property gets converted to marital.  If, during the marriage, husband inherits a bunch of money from an aunt, and he puts the money in a separate bank account and keeps it there, that money stays as his separate property.  But if the husband were to take the same money and put it into the family checking account, then at that point it's been mixed with marital assets and becomes "marital" property, subject to equal division if couple divorces.

In my case, wife was claiming dog as separate property because it was a gift to her.  My only out to allow my client to get a piece of the dog was to argue that the dog became marital property, as it had been "mixed" with marital property, i.e., food bought with marital funds.


If I understand correctly then the dog (separate property) should become marital property because it was "maintained" with marital property (food bought with marital funds.)

Now take this from above:  If, during the marriage, husband inherits a bunch of money from an aunt, and he puts the money in a separate bank account and keeps it there, that money stays as his separate property.

Question:  Could it be argued that the inheritance became marital property if the bank fee for the account that held it was paid for with marital funds?

That would essentially be what was happening with the dog.
 
2014-06-19 09:03:43 AM  

kronicfeld: MadHatter500: Um, If I'd found out I was duped into receiving stolen goods, I'd want to give that back ASAP. And I'd be suing the shiat out of the person who sold it to me (a) for selling me stolen goods, (b) Fraud, (c) breach of contract, (d) liable and the big one (e) mental anguish. My lawyers would be told to extract everything they can - go nuts

You'd spend a lot of money, have most of your causes of action and categories of claimed damages dismissed, and collect nothing on whatever nominal judgment you were awarded. Congratulations, ITG.


Since I've been involved at the edges of just such a case, I'm going to go with my experience rather than your trolling.
 
2014-06-19 09:05:11 AM  

fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

That picture is not helping his case


i1280.photobucket.com
Better?
 
2014-06-19 09:06:15 AM  

Publikwerks: The problem here, as I see it, is that we are all going off half cocked with no solid info



Quite true and universally human.  The more uncertain the information, the more certain people are of their conclusion.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bdm.3960010105/abstract

"Confidence ratings in each experiment were actually higher on incomplete information trials..."
 
2014-06-19 09:09:44 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: If I understand correctly then the dog (separate property) should become marital property because it was "maintained" with marital property (food bought with marital funds.)

Now take this from above: If, during the marriage, husband inherits a bunch of money from an aunt, and he puts the money in a separate bank account and keeps it there, that money stays as his separate property.

Question: Could it be argued that the inheritance became marital property if the bank fee for the account that held it was paid for with marital funds?

That would essentially be what was happening with the dog.


All correct.
As for the bank fee, yes that argument could be made.  The argument is stronger if the bank fee (or other maintenance fee) is substantial; the argument is weaker if the bank fee (or other maintenance fee) is de minimus or easily calculated and separable.  This sometimes happened with houses; one spouse comes in with home owned prior to marriage.  During course of marriage, using marital funds, substantial renovations are made to house.  Parties now argue if house has gone from "separate" to "marital."
 
2014-06-19 09:10:04 AM  

Carn: Oh totally, I wouldn't fault them for the initial purchase, but after somebody tells you "oh, so that person who sold you that dog, it wasn't hers to sell" you gotta give it up. Even if it wasn't officially stealing and no cops involved. Saying "but my kids are in love with it!" isn't a valid reason. They'll be just as in love with the next puppy too.


Wow, that sounds like a REALLY handy way a couple could run a pretty easy money scam, then. Especially if you feel pressing charges is unnecessary.

/Not saying this is the case-
//But can also understand why the family would og "OK. If it's stolen property, press charges so we,you know, know it's legit.
 
2014-06-19 09:12:48 AM  

enderthexenocide: yeah, that family sure was mean and evil for keeping the dog.  not like those nice, friendly internet people who threatened to murder their children.


No one should feel bad for a family that teaches their children to behave like assholes, which is what you are if you do not return stolen property to the rightful owner.

enderthexenocide: i didn't hear about anyone threatening to kill the girlfriend who actually sold the dog


Post her info on here and you'll get your wish, it is my understanding she has not been outed.  That's a smart thing these days what with the internet public shaming, as this shiatty family found out.

enderthexenocide: but the family who did nothing but give the dog a nice new home are worthy of death threats.


You mean nothing except receive stolen property, refuse to return it and then blame their kids for their deplorable mindset?

enderthexenocide: they He should have called the cops, kept got back  the dog, and told that guy family to go after his ex for their money.


FTFY

enderthexenocide: if that guy had gone to prison and gave the dog to his girlfriend and she sold it, no one would have cared at all about that guy.  but he's a soldier?  oh well then, let's just do whatever he wants.


What if it was a teacher on sabbatical?  Would we care then?  How about an illegal alien on holiday? How would the public react to that situation?  I am surprised to see someone who thinks we should treat our military men like convicted criminals, a select group who we purposefully deprive of personal possessions.  A question closer to the mark would be, "If I secured boarding for my dog before a trip, and the dog is sold by the boarding agency, I should just shut the hell up and take it ......why??", because that's what happened.

enderthexenocide: if this guy was such a hero, he would have graciously let the family keep the dog because their kids loved it so much.  the villain here is the girlfriend, not the family.


Sure, he should just give them the dog he raised from a pup because he is in the military and hasn't given the people in this country enough, we want his dog too.  You are right the girlfriend is the villain here.  However the family dynamic sounds like two pieces of shiat decided to have a few turdlings together and are upset that the majority of the country doesn't like smelling their noxious funk.
 
2014-06-19 09:15:45 AM  

Carn: Publikwerks: No, but lets not use items that require paperwork, like cars and houses... Lets say he stole your computer out of your house, and sold it. Do I condemn the dude on craigslist who bought it? No. He wasn't seeking to buy a stolen computer. Now, if the cops get involved, you hand over the computer.

But I haven't read anything about the cops getting involved. I haven't read about the GF getting arrested. To me, it sounds like he doesn't want to punish the GF, but wants his dog back.

Hence why he got the internet involved.

Matter of fact, I haven't read anything about her in the stories or about him breaking up with her. This is why I am VERY suspecious

Oh totally, I wouldn't fault them for the initial purchase, but after somebody tells you "oh, so that person who sold you that dog, it wasn't hers to sell" you gotta give it up.  Even if it wasn't officially stealing and no cops involved.  Saying "but my kids are in love with it!" isn't a valid reason.  They'll be just as in love with the next puppy too.


I disagree with you, but only on the cop part. The GF did wrong by the guy AND the family. She should have to be punished, but I don't think the family has standing unless he claims the dog was stolen.

I'm not sure the legal issues on how it moves forward, but that's why we have police and a judicial system. The guy decided to form a mob and pressure the family. Now, he didn't out them, so I am less angry about the mob, but it was still a mob.

I don't like mob justice.
 
2014-06-19 09:15:51 AM  

Felgraf: Carn: Oh totally, I wouldn't fault them for the initial purchase, but after somebody tells you "oh, so that person who sold you that dog, it wasn't hers to sell" you gotta give it up. Even if it wasn't officially stealing and no cops involved. Saying "but my kids are in love with it!" isn't a valid reason. They'll be just as in love with the next puppy too.

Wow, that sounds like a REALLY handy way a couple could run a pretty easy money scam, then. Especially if you feel pressing charges is unnecessary.

/Not saying this is the case-
//But can also understand why the family would og "OK. If it's stolen property, press charges so we,you know, know it's legit.


Well I aint saying anybody should return anything without getting their money back either.  "Hey random stranger, here's a few thousand bucks because your girlfriend is an ass."
 
2014-06-19 09:19:40 AM  

August11: I came here to make sure there was enough hate for the ex-girlfriend. Not enough, by my estimate.

What bothers me most is that this act of absolute malice, selfishness, and coldness will disappear from her dating resume. The next poor jackass will not know what she is capable of.

I'm going to go hug my dogs.


Unless, of course, her name and picture should happen to circulate on the Internet.
 
2014-06-19 09:20:31 AM  
Avery614: Sure, he should just give them the dog he raised from a pup because he is in the military and hasn't given the people in this country enough, we want his dog too.  You are right the girlfriend is the villain here.  However the family dynamic sounds like two pieces of shiat decided to have a few turdlings together and are upset that the majority of the country doesn't like smelling their noxious funk.

How the fark do you know anything about the family? As it stands, he isn't getting the police involved, so until he does, it wasn't stolen. And thats alot of hostility towards people who seem to be caught in a bad situation.
 
2014-06-19 09:23:08 AM  

Gunther: doctor wu: Publikwerks: ecmoRandomNumbers: No rest for the wicked. This was only going to get worse if they didn't stop being douches.

How was the family being douches?

The douche was the GF, not the family. If I was the family, I would sue the shiat out of her, see if you can press charges.

Nope. Once the guy who bought the dog found out whose dog it really was the only proper thing to do should have been immediately clear. His instinct was to not do the right thing, period. So the douche-ometer definitely picks up two separate signals in this case.

Would you really want your kids to be miserable because you took away the family pet they'd grown to love?

I mean, it's clearly the right thing to do, but I can't really call someone a douche for not wanting to do it.


Kids learn the lesson: people are selling shiat on Craigslist that doesn't belong to them.

/that is all
 
2014-06-19 09:23:40 AM  

studman 69: "After a month, our kids became too attached to the dog"

Boo-farkin-hoo.


no.  just no.

one thing you guys are missing here.

IT WAS A farkING DOG.  One that the guy is not even going to be around all the time to care for.  The girlfriend probably did the right thing in selling it, and the guy that demanded the dog back was an incredible asshole for making it a spectacle.
 
2014-06-19 09:24:37 AM  

bunner: At least he has a steadfast, caring and supportive girl he can, oh... huh, really?  She did?  I see.  At least he's getting his dog back.


At least you can always 100% count on the Dog not to do something sh*tty and underhanded.
 
2014-06-19 09:25:46 AM  

Avery614: Sure, he should just give them the dog he raised from a pup because he is in the military and hasn't given the people in this country enough, we want his dog too.


A person in the military that knows he will be deployed for long periods of time has no business owning a dog.

They miss you when you are gone, it hurts them, and they get depressed.

The dog was better off with the family that bought it.
 
2014-06-19 09:26:47 AM  

gulogulo: fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

That picture is not helping his case

Devil's Advocate:

Guy buys a really 'trendy' breed, shows pictures of him not behaving responsibly with it. Guy gets dog KNOWING he is going to be deploying for months at a time. This breed is known to be NOT easy dogs to care for.  He leaves it with his girlfriend who may or may not have dog experience (like his Dad does).

The articles are lean on what was wrong with the dog when the girlfriend was taking it. We also do not know how promptly he replied to concerns, only just at 'one point' he told her he would ship it to his dad. Whether he responded to her quickly or sort of let it slide we don't know.

Secondly, she sold the dog. She did not leave it at a shelter where there it is a chance of it  being put down. She also didn't give it away, making sure whomever buys it actually likely would take care of it.

Perhaps it was malicious on her part and he did nothing wrong. But, shiat...all of it is pretty lean on facts and the article seems pretty slanted to make sure to share only one point of view.


The dog wasn't hers to sell. It had been left in her custody. If you house-sit for someone and get sick of watering their plants or dusting their books, are you entitled to sell the plants or the books? The boyfriend's father-in-law offered to take the dog - at his expense - and she preferred to sell it.

I say OUT her.
 
2014-06-19 09:30:28 AM  
fark those kids.
 
2014-06-19 09:38:44 AM  

Publikwerks: How the fark do you know anything about the family?


I don't, I made a few assumptions based on the shiatty reaction of that family and the idiocy they spewed about why they were keeping the dog originally

Publikwerks: he isn't getting the police involved, so until he does, it wasn't stolen.


The idea that no item is stolen unless the police are involved is just asinine.

Publikwerks: And thats alot of hostility towards people who seem to be caught in a bad situation.


No hostility, just disdain for people who don't act right.  I don't wish any of them harm but I do reserve my right to think of a family of shiatheads as a family of shiatheads.

If you find out what you bought is stolen, you give the property back to the rightful owner and contact the authorities yourself.  This family has legal recourse against the gf and does not need the soldier to go after her for them to be made whole.  I'll even concede that the family should get a bit more than they paid for the dog,  if they cared for the dog while the soldier was deployed, for boarding costs.

/although I do happen agree with the guy up-thread who said it's pretty irresponsible to own a dog if you're away all of the time
 
2014-06-19 09:41:47 AM  

MadHatter500: kronicfeld: MadHatter500: Um, If I'd found out I was duped into receiving stolen goods, I'd want to give that back ASAP. And I'd be suing the shiat out of the person who sold it to me (a) for selling me stolen goods, (b) Fraud, (c) breach of contract, (d) liable and the big one (e) mental anguish. My lawyers would be told to extract everything they can - go nuts

You'd spend a lot of money, have most of your causes of action and categories of claimed damages dismissed, and collect nothing on whatever nominal judgment you were awarded. Congratulations, ITG.

Since I've been involved at the edges of just such a case, I'm going to go with my experience rather than your trolling.


Since he's a lawyer and you can't even spell libel correctly, I'm going to go with his experience rather than your "experience".
 
2014-06-19 09:43:14 AM  

Theaetetus: However, after Mr Gabbert's plight elicited a social media campaign and news stories, the family changed course.
'I think the people that bought the dog and read the stories had started receiving hang-up phone calls, late night drive-bys, and emailed death threats, including particularly gruesome ones about their children. God bless the Internet,' Mr Gabbert's father Robert Sr told MailOnline.


I'm just gonna take my 10/10 points here and say shame on all of you who didn't bother reading the article.
 
2014-06-19 09:45:59 AM  

fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

That picture is not helping his case


My sympathy for the guy kind of dried up when I saw that photo. Michael Jackson dangles his kid out a window and most sane people agree that's an insane thing to do. This guy dangles his supposedly beloved dog over a cliff and we're supposed to want him to get it back? This guy doesn't have the best judgment in the world, does he. I'm guessing he has equally poor judgment in people. We should probably expect this type of thing from any woman this guy chooses to date.
 
2014-06-19 09:53:29 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: MechaPyx: Theaetetus: However, after Mr Gabbert's plight elicited a social media campaign and news stories, the family changed course.'I think the people that bought the dog and read the stories had started receiving hang-up phone calls, late night drive-bys, and emailed death threats, including particularly gruesome ones about their children. God bless the Internet,' Mr Gabbert's father Robert Sr told MailOnline.

So they gave up the dog not because they wanted to but to stop the harassment. The gf is a douchebag. So is the family and the people harassing them.

/people suck

I have to agree. I don't care for the people harassing them, but it's sad it took that for these idiots to (in my opinion) do the right thing.

A woman I knew was given her husband's dog in the divorce settlement, and to get back at her ex, had the dog put down.

Two cases of don't stick it in crazy.


itsaidwhat: Gunther: doctor wu: Publikwerks: ecmoRandomNumbers: No rest for the wicked. This was only going to get worse if they didn't stop being douches.

How was the family being douches?

The douche was the GF, not the family. If I was the family, I would sue the shiat out of her, see if you can press charges.

Nope. Once the guy who bought the dog found out whose dog it really was the only proper thing to do should have been immediately clear. His instinct was to not do the right thing, period. So the douche-ometer definitely picks up two separate signals in this case.

Would you really want your kids to be miserable because you took away the family pet they'd grown to love?

I mean, it's clearly the right thing to do, but I can't really call someone a douche for not wanting to do it.

Kids learn the lesson: people are selling shiat on Craigslist that doesn't belong to them.

/that is all


This needed to be said.  If you go to Craigslist for your purchases, you pretty much deserve whatever happens.  Who hasn't heard of all the thievery, murder and garden variety scams that have occurred compliments of Craigslist.  For YEARS.
 
2014-06-19 09:53:32 AM  

Nogale: The dog wasn't hers to sell. It had been left in her custody. If you house-sit for someone and get sick of watering their plants or dusting their books, are you entitled to sell the plants or the books? The boyfriend's father-in-law offered to take the dog - at his expense - and she preferred to sell it.


You are entitled to leave the house and plants. It's not indentured servitude. Again, you are running full-cocked with a half of the information. Do we know how 'prompt' that offer came? Days, a few weeks, a few months after she first said it wasn't work? If i had a nightmare pooch on my hands that some douche got knowing full well he was going to be gone for a months at a time, contacted him and he failed to in a timely manner make arrangements to take it off my hands, I might too resort to tryng to rehome it since it clearly isn't his priority : why should it be mine?

I'm not saying that IS what happened, but that is just as plausible as your scenario. The only difference is my scenario doesn't call for a witch hunt. But you know, I don't expect much 'critical thinking' skills from joe public.
 
2014-06-19 09:55:59 AM  

Avery614: Publikwerks: How the fark do you know anything about the family?

I don't, I made a few assumptions based on the shiatty reaction of that family and the idiocy they spewed about why they were keeping the dog originally

Publikwerks: he isn't getting the police involved, so until he does, it wasn't stolen.

The idea that no item is stolen unless the police are involved is just asinine.

Publikwerks: And thats alot of hostility towards people who seem to be caught in a bad situation.

No hostility, just disdain for people who don't act right.  I don't wish any of them harm but I do reserve my right to think of a family of shiatheads as a family of shiatheads.

If you find out what you bought is stolen, you give the property back to the rightful owner and contact the authorities yourself.  This family has legal recourse against the gf and does not need the soldier to go after her for them to be made whole.  I'll even concede that the family should get a bit more than they paid for the dog,  if they cared for the dog while the soldier was deployed, for boarding costs.

/although I do happen agree with the guy up-thread who said it's pretty irresponsible to own a dog if you're away all of the time


But my whole point is that the dog isn't stolen unless it reported stolen. And until that moment, the family is NOT in possession of stolen goods.

The family can't get their money back from her unless she returns it, or they can prove they were sold stolen goods. Which the do isn't until he reports it stolen. And from the article, it sounds like Gabbert doesn't want to do that.

So they they don't want to give back the dog they legally purchased? Surprised? If he presses charges, it's one thing, but it sounds like he isn't doing that.
 
2014-06-19 09:56:21 AM  
Next time he deploys, he needs to use these people.  I'm boarding for a girl who is at Officer Candidate School right now (second time I've boarded a dog for a military member).
 
2014-06-19 10:07:18 AM  
fusillade762:
That picture is not helping his case

It reminds me of that Michael Jackson picture...
 
2014-06-19 10:13:29 AM  
I am glad Baxter is back with his Dad.  You could tell they had a special bond.  I hope Karma gets his ex.
 
2014-06-19 10:21:26 AM  

taurusowner: I'm more interested in that piece of shiat ex girlfriend and if there's a way for the internet to make her life hell for a biatchicks who pull that shiat on soldiers who are deployed deserve their own special place in hell.


Like sending her to Afghanistan?
 
2014-06-19 10:26:05 AM  

SeaMan Stainz: taurusowner: I'm more interested in that piece of shiat ex girlfriend and if there's a way for the internet to make her life hell for a biatchicks who pull that shiat on soldiers who are deployed deserve their own special place in hell.


Why does the minute someone puts on a uniform it's like their a farking saint? My brotherinlaw used his deployment to cheat on my sister. Moved her cross country for his military career, left her high and dry when he deployed, and cheated on her with a female in his unit. Guy has a picture of him holding his 'beloved' dog over a cliff. Now he's sic'd the 'internet' on his girlfriend who in no way has been given the opportunity to tell her side of the story so people can send her deaththreats and make her life a living hell.
 
2014-06-19 10:29:04 AM  

gulogulo: SeaMan Stainz: taurusowner: I'm more interested in that piece of shiat ex girlfriend and if there's a way for the internet to make her life hell for a biatchicks who pull that shiat on soldiers who are deployed deserve their own special place in hell.

Why does the minute someone puts on a uniform it's like their a farking saint? My brotherinlaw used his deployment to cheat on my sister. Moved her cross country for his military career, left her high and dry when he deployed, and cheated on her with a female in his unit. Guy has a picture of him holding his 'beloved' dog over a cliff. Now he's sic'd the 'internet' on his girlfriend who in no way has been given the opportunity to tell her side of the story so people can send her deaththreats and make her life a living hell.


Substitute girlfriend for family not wanting to part with their pet

And fark this guys dad for cheering and encouraging vigilantism against the family
 
2014-06-19 10:33:10 AM  

taurusowner: I'm more interested in that piece of shiat ex girlfriend and if there's a way for the internet to make her life hell for a biatchicks who pull that shiat on soldiers who are deployed deserve their own special place in hell.


I'm surprised her name isn't in the article.  Every time this story is discussed, the biatches name should be in it.

The family that bought the dog shouldn't have any choice about giving it back.  "Yes, I bought stolen merchandise, but I've decided to keep it.  Sucks to be you."  I don't see that holding up in court.  But I'm sure pawn shops would love it.
 
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