Thursday, June 07, 2007

Charges Dropped in Police Dog Gurning Incident

A drunken woman makes faces at a police dog and gets arrested! Luckily, a prosecutor steps in and drops the charge:
CHELSEA, Vt. (AP) - A prosecutor has dropped charges against a woman who was arrested for staring at and making faces at a police dog.
"Prosecuting a woman for `staring' at a police dog is absurd," said her lawyer. "People are allowed to make faces at police dogs and officers to express their disapproval. It's constitutional expression," said public defender Kelly Green, who represented Jayna Hutchinson.
Disorderly conduct, public intoxication? Sure. Animal cruelty for allegedly upsetting a dog by making faces at it? C'mon.

Gurning, for those unfamiliar with