November 12, 2013

When your dog drags home a human leg, what do you do?

1. Call the police, or 2. Bury the leg.

23 comments:

B said...

If I've learned anything from Radley Balko, don't call the cops. They'll arrest you and shoot the dog.

Moose said...

I'm with the old man...

lemondog said...

Feed a hungry dog.

Tank said...

Leave the gun, take the cannolis.

missred said...

Call Gibbs

C Stanley said...

My dog once brought home what looked like a human knee. I think I convinced myself that it was a ham shank bone. I hope.

Lucid said...

We're becoming a banana republic. You should be able to call the cops without unnecessary fear.

Scott M said...

1) Shoot the dog because it's now a carrier for the z-germ.

2) Learn what "exponential" means.

3) Board up all the windows and doors.

4) Go for a head shot every time.

Rusty said...

I think Scott's got it.

Broomhandle said...

Was the leg from your victim?

Broomhandle said...

Oh wait. Nisqually? You ask your tribal meth dealers to bury their victims deeper.

Crunchy Frog said...

@C Stanley: How was the stew?

C Stanley said...

Don't be ridiculous, Crunchy Frog. Ham bones are for pea soup stock.

Bob Boyd said...

Why risk a two-handed body cavity search?
Whoever it was, they're dead and having the authorities rummaging through your nether regions isn't going to them back.
Shovel and shut up.

jr565 said...

"1. Call the police, or 2. Bury the leg."

It depends. Did I bury the body in the first place?
Then, the lat thing I want to do is call the cops.
Dumb dog.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, but he buried the leg because he didn't want to be accused of murder.

Who but the actual murderer would do that?

jr565 said...

Yeah, but he buried the leg because he didn't want to be accused of murder.

Who but the actual murderer would do that?

That's a good point. It implies he had some knowledge of the crime.
Then again, maybe he's just really paranoid about the cops.

southcentralpa said...

Hard to say, the authorities never seemed too interested in the fact there was an extra leg in the rubble at the Murrah building ...

Rusty said...

He obviously didn't throw he leg far enough.

Col. Milquetoast said...

Yeah, but he buried the leg because he didn't want to be accused of murder.

Who but the actual murderer would do that?


That's a good point. No one has ever been given accused, arrested, or convicted after bringing themselves to the attention of the police.

Does anyone remember Richard Jewel and his experience with presumption of innocence? Alerting law enforcement about a bomb was a reason for the FBI to consider him a suspect (and to leak their suspicions to the media).

Lucien said...

Wait, did the dog know that guy in China?

Cedarford said...

When I was a kid, our short-haired pointer came home with a gamey bordering on rotting severed big deer head.
My mother heard him whimpering as usual to be let in the back door of the kitchen. Opened it, dog came in triumphantly with his new big chewing toy.
Mom screamed and even my 6 year old brother was saying "holy shit".
Dad came home and had the unenviable job of trophy removal. Which involved the sacrifice of a chuck steak with bone to our pootch while the then ignored deer head was bagged, taken 10 miles away and tossed in an office supply company dumpster by me. (As Dad said be quiet, don't let anyone see you!!)

Human leg? That would have been pretty impressive - but a huge deer head has real kitchen drama.

If it ever happened, call the cops. But only after you get it away from the dog to avoid "hero cop defending him/herself" situations because no self respecting dog is going to give their "great tasty find!" to a stranger.
But then at least, the cops, if they are smarter than the Boston cops and Mass state police were with Tsarnaev - can use dogs to backtrach the scent trail and locate where your dog found the remains. (And check on missing persons rewards...could mean a year of free dog food or more...and your dog deserves it for finding a human leg!!)

Broomhandle said...

He buried the leg, not because he was afraid of the police, but because he's afraid of the meth dealers prevalent on the Nisqually Res and he didn't want to get in their shit in any way.