Friday, February 02, 2007

Maybe They Thought It Was A Rat?

Lancaster, CA

Devin Irvin, 24, and four minors, were picked up while allegedly burglarizing a house. God, what a complicated word. Burglarizing. Burgling. What's wrong with just saying what it is; stealing shit.

Well, no problems with the other charge they've been hit with, cruelty to animals.
As deputies were investigating the burglary, the woman who lives in the house came home and told deputies that her Chihuahua was missing.

Deputies searched the residence, and found the animal in an "industrial" freezer. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment and was expected to survive.
Now, there's a pity.

Ground skeet. Hell, at least they dropped it in the freezer. Me, I'd have flushed it down the toilet.


David Terrenoire said...

Last year I had a conversation with (name drop alert) Ray Banks about killing pets.

In fiction, people, in fiction.

See, you can off grandmas and cripples by the score, but have your bad guy accidentally kick a cat and suddenly your books are being burned by PETA.

As I remember saying at the time, "kill a man's dog and you'll have nuns lining up to kick your ass."

I said dogs, not chihuahuas.

Ground skeet, indeed.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

There's a guy in my novel who shoots a 13 year-old kid in the face at pointblank range. There is another guy who kills his wife's cat...completely off-camera.

Guess which scene most upsets the handful of people who have read the manuscript.

A chihuahua? Kick that pop-eyed little fucker a couple times for me.

Daniel Hatadi said...

"Burglarizing" is perfect for phrases such as: "those burglarizing MC mother fuckers."

Now, where's that soap?

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Such hatred for little dogs. Warms my heart, it does.

Got a chihuahua and a pom living next door. Get into barking matches with my labs. You know, real dogs. One of their turds is bigger than both those little rat fuckers combined.

One of these days I'm gonna hang me a line with bait over the fence and yank one of the little bastards over for a doggie play-date. Make a tasty snack.

JD Rhoades said...

Letters, oh you'll get letters...

And Stephen, "burglary" has a specific legal meaning that sets it apart from B & E, namely Burglary means the residence is occupied.

Of course, most newspaper accounts get it wrong.