March 26, 2016

About that dog serial killer that had Marina del Rey in a panic...

... that man drowning a dog was not drowning a dog — he was washing a dog that was already dead — and the decapitated dog found in the same area was not a decapitated dog — it was the bloated corpse of a raccoon that wasn't even headless.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had offered a $20,000 reward for — as the L.A. Times puts it ungrammatically — "information on whomever was responsible for the acts of cruelty."
[A] transient came into the Marina del Rey station Thursday night looking for his dead dog The homeless man said the dog had been struck by a car and he decided to take it to the beach to wash the carcass because he wanted to stuff the animal.... The homeless man said he tied the dog’s collar to a shovel to keep the body from floating away. He did this because he said he needed to leave the beach to retrieve some of his belongings in another location. When the homeless man returned, the dog was gone.... 
Question 1: What does a homeless person do with a stuffed dog? How does he get it stuffed? In a do-it-yourself effort? Maybe he envisions the dog standing watch over him while he sleeps — something practical.  Maybe he just liked how the dog looked and it fit a general approach to finding and keeping things things in the street.

Question 2: Should the homeless man get the $20,000?

25 comments:

Temujin said...

Ah, California.

Hagar said...

Hire a lawyer and go for it!

Owen said...

Answer to Q2: yes, give him the money. And then have the mayor stuffed and mounted.

sydney said...

Yes, the homeless man should get the money, but he can't use it to have his dog stuffed.

Fritz said...

Temujin said...
Ah, California.


More specifically, Southern California. It's something about the sun beating down on their heads that drives people crazy there.

Fritz said...

And absolutely, the homeless guy should get the 20k, and it should come out of the mayor's pocket.

From Inwood said...

Elect Hil or Bern & all homeless people will get $20,000 from the government.

MadisonMan said...

I assume the police will find a way to keep the money.

Birkel said...

Is there a shortage of dogs with which I am unfamiliar? I love the dogs and cats I have housed, but how did they get elevated to near-human status? I believe it is pathological.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

I understand homeless guy with dog. There were plenty of those sleeping in the streets of Vancouver, BC when we were there. Should be plenty of food dumpster diving.

I understand the rope, maybe. Often handy to have, 25 ft. of lightweight cord does not take much space or weight.

But a shovel?

AllenS said...

Roy Rogers had his horse Trigger (Golden Cloud), and his dog Bullet stuffed. So, there's that. The bum deserves the money and can do what he wants with it.

Bob Boyd said...

"What does a homeless person do with a stuffed dog? "

Maybe this is how the homeless man visualized it:
http://supercuter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/cute-dog-in-shopping-cart.jpg

Rusty said...

Just walk away.

Bob Boyd said...

"The bum deserves the money and can do what he wants with it."

I agree, but maybe they should be careful about how they give it to him. It could get him killed and stuffed.

Fernandinande said...

US Dept of Education celebrates National Puppy Day

"We're committed to: Equity and Excellence"

Well, which is it?

Michael K said...

"Ah, California."

Yup. Says it all.

Except it has to be in Spanish.

Gahrie said...

Should the homeless man get the $20,000?

Nope..there were no acts of cruelty in the end.

Pat's Thoughts said...

heh.... wow.

Joe said...

"What does a homeless person do with a stuffed dog?"

Answer that question and I think we'll get a petty good clue why the guy is homeless.

James Longfellow said...

People who have been homeless or worked with the homeless will completely comprehend his action. It has nothing to do with a mental illness. It has everything to do with this:

http://1stholistic.com/Reading/liv_speech-a-tribute-to-dog.htm

If after reading that you don't want to stuff your dog, you have no heart.

Theranter said...

Blogger Birkel said... "Is there a shortage of dogs with which I am unfamiliar? I love the dogs and cats I have housed, but how did they get elevated to near-human status? I believe it is pathological."

Yup, pets more human than an eight -month gestated child about to be decapitated, de-limbed, and parted out for profit.

JaimeRoberto said...

Maybe they are just jumpy because of the annual Poodle Shoot and BBQ. http://www.asis.com/elmer/poodsub1.html

madAsHell said...

Marina del Rey is the community immediately south of Venice. Venice is an open air insane asylum, and there are no attendants.

Eric said...

Maybe he's homeless because he's the kind of guy who thinks stuffing his dog would be a good idea.

JamesB.BKK said...

In a kinder time, a man in this condition would have been cared for by the state and perhaps nursed back to proper mental health so that he might have a productive life instead of a wasted one. Now, instead, the state just leaves him to a life dangerous to him and perhaps others and harasses and vexes the rest of us to no end in service of itself and its clients in matters it has no business undertaking.