Florida Jogger Fatally Shoots Charging Dog

posted on May 24, 2017

Lucky, a pit-bull mix, must have been feeling just that way when she escaped her home around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Unluckily for Lucky, she charged a neighborhood jogger who happened to be a concealed-carry permit holder—and who had his firearm.

Authorities in Deltona, Fla., say the man felt threatened when the dog charged him as he jogged past, so he drew his gun and fired at the dog, fatally striking it. The owner of the dog, Nancy Harmon, is outraged and wants the jogger “held accountable.” Harmon told WKMG News 6, “All my neighbors that have dogs. I want to tell them, be very careful because if your poor dog happens to get out and run outside, this man's going to come and shoot it down.”

However, police say no charges will be filed because the man was threatened and he has a license to carry his firearm.

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