Tag: traffic stop
It’s not every day a police dog is subpoenaed to testify in court, and rarer yet, we’d guess, for a judge to actually approve such a thing, but that’s what happened in Florida last week.
A Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department K-9, named Azor, was brought into Judge Peter Bell’s courtroom when his presence was requested by a man fighting a traffic ticket.
The defendant, Rodney McGee, subpoenaed the dog as a defense witness after he was stopped in February for failure to use a turn signal.
Azor’s handler, suspecting McGee might have had drugs in the car, brought the dog along to give the car a sniff or two. No drugs were detected, and McGee was sent on his way with a traffic ticket.
McGee said he wanted the dog brought to his hearing so he could test its sniffing skills.
“I was hoping they would let me plant marijuana in the courthouse to see if he could find drugs,” McGee said. What relevance that has to his alleged failure to use his turn signal isn’t clear.
Judge Bell apparently saw it that way, too, declining McGee’s request and letting Azor depart the courtroom.
McGee lost the case. He was fined $300 for failure to use his turn signal.
That, as you can see in this news report, didn’t seem to bother him too much.
Posted by jwoestendiek May 28th, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
Tags: animals, azor, called, charlotte county, citation, defense, dogs, drug-sniffing, drugs, failure to signal, judge, K-9, k9, marijuana, news, officer, peter bell, pets, police dog, rodney mcgee, sheriff, subpoena, testifimony, traffic stop, traffic ticket, video, weird, witness
Not everybody who uses dogs in their advertising is out to make a quick buck. Some of the best commercials starring dogs are produced for animal welfare organizations to promote adoptions, like this one for LAAnimalServices.com.
It’s subtle, understated, well-acted and well-conceived. Rather than grab for your heartstrings, it reaches for your funny bone. We especially like the tagline:
“If only everyone saw you the way your dog does.”
All of our “Woof in Advertising” selections can be found archived here.
Posted by jwoestendiek September 10th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: ad, adopt, adoptions, advertisements, advertising, animal welfare, animals, commericals, dog, dogs, funny, la animal services, marketing, pets, police, ticket, traffic stop, video, woof in advertising