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Man charged for dragging dog to death

TT/Rebecca Martin · 18 Jan 2012, 10:06

Published: 18 Jan 2012 10:06 GMT+01:00

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The man, who is a security guard, had initially loaded two dogs in his vehicle but while he was leaving one on an assignment at an industrial area in central Stockholm, he tied the other one by its leash to the car door.

However, when he was leaving, he got into the car and drove off, forgetting that he hadn't loaded the other dog back in the car.

By then it was dark outside and he didn't see the dog waiting by the vehicle.

A female driver said she saw the dog being dragged after the car on the motorway. She signalled for the guard to stop, but he didn't pay her any heed.

It wasn't until some time – and about 10 kilometres - later where another driver honked his horn repeatedly and gesticulated wildly, that the man finally understood something was seriously wrong and pulled over, according to the paper.

By then, the dog had died.

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The prosecutor is of the opinion that the man has subjected the dog to unnecessary suffering through gross negligence and he has been charged with animal cruelty.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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12:18 January 18, 2012 by DAVID T
Words cannot describe what I would like to do to this idiot. Security guard is a profession that attracts the stupid in mass. People in this line of work tend to take themselves way to seriously and think they are actually law enforcement officers!
13:32 January 18, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
A total tw@t, to put it mildly. How can you possibly 'forget' you tied a dog, on a leash, to a car door, before driving off?
13:53 January 18, 2012 by RobinHood
Yet another prosecutor enters the ongoing national competition to criminalise negligence, for no public good, and at taxpayers' expense. I sincerely hope there is yet another ambitious young prosecutor ready to criminalise them when it's their turn to make a terrible mistake.

Meanwhile violent crime in Sweden soars. It's hardly surprising really, if this is what the prosecutors do all day.
14:59 January 18, 2012 by Roy E
Another horrible tragedy, another absolutely pointless and vindictive prosecution.

Sweden's prosecutors seem rather confused in their priorities. Perhaps their true motivation is to merely get through the day with a minimum of effort and collect their paycheck.

After all, real criminals are much more unpleasant to deal with.
16:22 January 18, 2012 by karex
This is awful no matter which way you look at it, but even worse was what happened in Brazil a few months ago when a man did this same thing ON PURPOSE, because he was "tired of the dog". He tried to get away with saying it was an accident and he didn't notice the dog tied to the car except a group of kids saw him do it, even heard him say he was going to get rid off that "worthless animal", got in the car and drove off with the children screaming and running after him until several people forced him to stop the vehicle. He was nearly linched by the local population
19:25 January 18, 2012 by muscle
few months back, there was an old man who had forgotten the tied dog behind his car. it was exactly the same case! EXACTLY, except that TL stated that it was an old man. And the court didnt found the man guilty of any crime! Why this different judgement now :S

Yes no doubt this is very very sad and thinking about the dogs pain is really sending shivers down the spine. But still no sane person would do it on purpose! :S

@Karex, sorry man, I think that guy was insane!
06:01 January 19, 2012 by biddi
F****** idiot. Lock him up for a LOOOOOOONG time.
01:34 January 20, 2012 by TheWatchman
He should be given the maximum sentence possible. It doesn't matter if he didn't mean to do it, he caused the dog's death.
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