Maybe Don’t Fight Over Your Dog, Either

Two good dogs. (Photo: Al_HikesAZ/flickr)
Two good dogs. (Photo: Al_HikesAZ/flickr)

Last week was a bad one for the dog news: One day after a two-year-old shih tzu was found in a garbage can in Crown Heights, a young tough punched a 65-year-old man in Williamsburg, after claiming that the victim’s dog was a “pussy” compared to his two pit bulls. People, come on.

Police told DNAinfo that the assault happened around 12:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, March 17th, when the older man, who was walking along Grand Street near Graham Avenue, encountered our badass antagonist, aka “the suspect,” who is about 20 years old. The suspect stopped to pet the older man’s dog—an as-yet undetermined species that nevertheless seems to have aggrieved our suspect immensely. He reportedly said, “I got two pit bulls and your dog is a pussy,” which is wrong, because all dogs are created equal. The suspect then punched the victim in the face, “causing swelling, redness and a bloody nose,” and ran off.

The older man was treated for injuries at Woodhull Hospital. He described the suspect as around 5’6″, 160 pounds, and wearing a black jacket. He remains at large.


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