'I Did What I Had to Do,' Says Mailman Accused of Killing Dog With Rock

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This isn't the Yorkie involved in the incident, but that one couldn't have been too different.
Houston may have a high number of dog attacks on postal workers, but it's a Fort Worth letter carrier who's taking heat for allegedly killing a family's dog with a rock.

Lawrence Brown says the mailman, whose name has not been released, admitted to caving in the 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier's skull with a rock May 17.

According to the Star-Telegram, Brown heard a dog yelping in pain and saw the mailman nearby. Brown said he asked the man what he did to the dog, and the man replied, "I got me one."

"'I asked him why he hit my wife's dog with a rock, and he said, 'I did what I had to do,'" according to the story.

USPS Spokeswoman Arlene Sanchez told the paper that "the postal service takes the issue of dog bite prevention seriously. We are saddened at the loss of the customer's pet." She also stated that "local postal officials are conducting a thorough investigation and will take appropriate actions, as needed, pending the results. We understand that in this instance, the letter carrier was defending himself from a dog attack."

Brown said that the dog, Maxwell, was put to sleep due to the severity of his injuries -- he said that Maxwell suffered "a shattered skull and severe spinal cord injury."

We really would like to learn the results of the USPS's "investigation."


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nanettev55
nanettev55

Big man afraid of a yorkie biting him so he kills him. What a disgusting coward

Boulder
Boulder

I have been bitten by one of those dogs. And it was on a LEASH! The owners of those small dogs seem to think themselves immune to dog attack issues. In fact those little TERRIORS are more prone to attacking than others. If it was off leash, I have no problem with the usps defending himself. Although, the story is not complete. So, judgment will hafta be reserved. But I think I already know what happened. Sad though, that the owner could not have enough intelligence to put it on a leash and the dog has suffered for it.

texannabelle
texannabelle

@Boulder  All the person had to do was pick up the dog by the SCRUFF. That's it. He didn't have to kill it. He knew exactly what he was doing.

ewanikae
ewanikae

@texannabelle @Boulder 

few are dealing with the fact tha this man is at work (i know according to Republicans, Black men don't wanna work, but here's one for the record)  He goes thru this crap every day.. People are acting like he looks for dogs to have "incidents with. No, those dogs wait to have incidents with him. if this man, trying to do his damned job, something you say Black men don't want to do, has to walk a mine field of dogs every day, I don't f-ing blame him.  why should he get mauled, bit or nipped by a pet that's supposed to be on a lease.  I'm a dog owner/lover (10 lbs)  and I had to nearly choke her to get her off the mailman one day.  She actually broke away from my sister tying to walk her"on a lease" to attack that mail person.  This is one ridiculously stupid country. Geeezzzz  P.S. the rock the owner showed was small enough to represent that kick someone suggested.  The guy just happened to get a good shot.  In fact he could have killed it with a kick with. 

ewanikae
ewanikae

@texannabelle @Boulder 

few are dealing with the fact that this man is at work (i know according to Republicans, Black men don't wanna work, but here's one for the record)  He goes thru this crap every day.. People are acting like he looks for dogs to have "incidents with. No, those dogs wait to have incidents with him. if this man, trying to do his damned job, something you say Black men don't want to do, has to walk a mine field of dogs every day, I don't f-ing blame him.  why should he get mauled, bit or nipped by a pet that's supposed to be on a lease.  I'm a dog owner/lover (10 lbs)  and I had to nearly choke her to get her off the mailman one day.  She actually broke away from my sister tying to walk her"on a lease" to attack that mail person.  This is one ridiculously stupid country. Geeezzzz  P.S. the rock the owner showed was small enough to represent that kick someone suggested.  The guy just happened to get a good shot.  In fact he could have killed it with a kick with. 

brian.pike
brian.pike

@ewanikae @texannabelle @Boulder  I wouldn't shed a tear if you were run over by a truck. Go back to you sewer and don't ever talk again.

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