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Police Shock Dog With Taser Gun; Incident Caught On Tape

By jim Published: July 28, 2009

LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- A dog on the loose in Lakewood was shocked with a Taser gun by a police officer, and the incident was caught on tape.

The video was captured by a camera mounted on the Taser gun. Police said the stray dog they shocked on Saturday was a pit bull that was a threat to others.

After the dog disobeyed an order to go home, the camera on the officer's Taser was obscured.

The camera shows the officer using the Taser to disable the dog until an animal control officer could ensnare its neck.

But seconds after the officer determined the dog was under control, it tried to hop to its feet.

The obstruction reappears and the dog was shocked again. This time it didn't move and was dragged away.

"They knocked on my door and told me that they Tased my dog and I just freaked out," said owner Dan Kier.

Kier says his dog, Otis, got out of the house while he was sleeping. Kier also said Otis is not a pit bull, but a 1 1/2 –year-old boxer.

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