Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chicago Criminal attorney admits she loves dogs and lawns but a killing isn't the solution

Many of you already know how much this Chicago Criminal attorney loves her dog.  That said, she can't stand it when people refuse to pick up after their dogs.  It's also peculiar how many homeowners think they own the curbside plot of grass.  They will go through a lot of trouble to sow grass seed, plant trees, landscape the area, and even fence it off (complete with signs that say "Keep Dogs Off Grass" or "If your Dog Poops, Please Scoop").

It was probably just a matter of time before a non-dog lover got mad about a dog doing it's business.

May 12, Chicago, Il

A former Marine who neighbors say obsessed over his University Park lawn is being held on $3 million bail, accused of gunning down a neighbor whose puppy urinated on the man's well-manicured grass.
Charles J. Clements, 69, had won the south suburb's beautification and lawn upkeep award but also was known for threatening people who dared to set foot in his yard, neighbors said.
Joshua Funches, a 23-year-old father of two, was walking his fox terrier Gucci in the 500 block of Landau Road on Sunday night when the dog lifted its leg and urinated on Clements' lawn, said Funches' mother Patricia, 53.

The two men began arguing, and at some point, Clements, a retired truck driver, pulled out a pistol and pointed it at Funches, a Crete-Monee High School graduate who drove a bus, said Will County Assistant State's Attorney Sondra Denmark.
Witnesses said Funches then said to Clements, "Next time you pull out a pistol, why don't you use it?" Denmark said. At that point, witnesses said they saw orange and white light and heard a loud noise. They saw Funches fall to the ground.
 I wonder how long it will be before the City uses this as one more reason guns should be banned?

1 comment:

  1. Wow....I had a dog for 16 yrs...and I hate picking up after other dogs, but I would not shoot anyone for peeing on my lawn....But, as Chris Rock said...."I understand."