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Mayor solves dog complaints, with his gun

The mayor of a small southeast Kansas town took the law into his hands over the weekend, responding to a call of two loose dogs and shooting them both from his car.

Don Call, the mayor of McCune, Kansas — population around 400 — says he was protecting his city, which had been dealing for the past six months with complaints about the dogs acting aggressively and intimidating residents.

The mayor says he had warned the owner to get rid of the dogs or else he would do it himself, according to TV station WIBW

After receiving a complaint Sunday that two troublesome dogs had jumped through a screen to chase some children, the mayor loaded up his rifle and drove to the property. Once he spotted the dogs, he fired several times from his car, killing them both. He then loaded him into his vehicle and took them to his property, reports say.

The Crawford County Sheriff says an affidavit of arrest was sent to the county attorney office who will decide whether to issue a warrant for the arrest of the mayor.


Comment from Mary Schmidt
Time February 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Yes, parts of Kansas are definitely Redneckistan.

Comment from Sharon McEachern
Time February 4, 2009 at 9:33 pm

The town of McCune, KS. has a law that dogs running at large are subject to impoundment, but no dogs can be disposed of until after a minimum of 3 full business days of custody. Obviously there’s a reason for his law and suspect it is so there would be the possibility of testing dogs for disease, incase they bit someone while loose. And it they’re aggressive enough to jump through a screen door (as is in this case), then it sounds like they could have a disease. The mayor must have known this. His excuse of protecting the community doesn’t right quite as true when you know this.

Maybe he’s just not an animal lover. Speaking of which, remember a few weeks ago when Mickey Rourke thanks his dogs during his Golden Globe acceptance speech for best actor: “…sometimes when a man’s alone, that’s all you got is your dog.” If you wnat to know how he actually gave one of his chihuahuas mouth-to-mouth resusitation for 45 minutes, read:


Comment from mccuneksresident
Time February 5, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Living in McCune, Kansas I cringed when I heard this story. This is a small bedroom community with virtually no crime, low taxes and an excellent school system. I implore you not to judge this town by the actions of a Mayor who is known to be a bully and a drunk. He was not elected to the position, but appointed a few months ago when our Mayor moved. Fortunately, this man is NOT running for re-election. He has been charged with (2) felonies for animal cruelty and (1) misdemeanor for firing a weapon inside the city limits. Witnesses have reported to the sheriff’s department that the dogs were chained up when they were shot. This must surely be the worst black eye this community has ever gotten.

Comment from Alicia
Time July 13, 2012 at 1:41 am

Unfortunately, for the poor person who lives in this terrible town, mccuneksresident, the mayor was re-elected by write in since he wasn’t on the ballot.