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Man bites dog, police say

December 14th, 2004, 12:23 PM
GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) -- A man has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly biting his Jack Russell terrier as punishment, and police say he used a 200-pound bull mastiff in an attempt to keep back officers who arrived to arrest him.

The mother of Mount Lee Lacy's girlfriend called police because she was concerned about an argument between him and her daughter about Lacy's unusual discipline method for his dog Lady.

Officers kicked down the apartment door when they heard an argument and a barking dog. Lacy was holding the mastiff named Breaker on a taut leash 6 feet inside the door. The officers drew their guns but didn't fire.

Lacy, 21, was handcuffed and jailed Saturday on one count each of felony animal cruelty and resisting arrest without violence. He remained in the Alachua County Jail on $25,000 bail Tuesday.

"He said that biting the dog was good punishment and that's how you train them, that dogs bite so that's what they understand," Sgt. Keith Kameg said. "When an officer went to check on (Lady), she was cowering in the back of her crate as if the officer was going to hurt her."

Police reported Lady's left front paw was bloody from a bite. Jack Russell terriers normally weigh no more than 16 pounds.

"If you are inflicting injury or breaking skin, or the dog is responding to pain, you are not doing any good," said Pepe Peruyero, a former police officer who operates a dog training school in nearby High Springs.


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December 14th, 2004, 01:29 PM

December 14th, 2004, 01:56 PM
I think the punishment for this one would be full tooth extraction without sedatives or painkillers plus never being allowed to purchase dentures! Maybe then he'll see how his method of punishment worked.

December 14th, 2004, 01:59 PM
I say... let him try biting the BullMastiff :eek:

December 14th, 2004, 10:21 PM
I'm thinking..Neuter him using the bungee cord method.. :evil:

December 15th, 2004, 09:50 AM

December 15th, 2004, 10:02 AM
What loser of a man bites a little jrt................................

December 15th, 2004, 10:12 AM
I agree let the Bullmastiff bite him and see if it hurts

December 15th, 2004, 12:21 PM
This was in Florida, how about the local gator doing the job on him ??? :evil:
(neuter him). Amazing what gets in the gene pool when the lifeguard is not looking

December 15th, 2004, 01:31 PM
Amazing what gets in the gene pool when the lifeguard is not looking
Lol, I like that one!