Archive for Friday, April 27, 2012

Lawrence man, 33, cited for allegedly kicking puppy

April 27, 2012


Lawrence police ticketed a 33-year-old Lawrence man Friday after he was accused of kicking a puppy on April 6 in the 1600 block of University Drive.

Sgt. Ted Bordman, a patrol supervisor, said a 72-year-old Lawrence woman at 7:30 a.m. April 6 she was walking her son’s 19-week-old lab mix puppy on a leash on the sidewalk south of the street. She alleged the suspect was walking toward her and then kicked and stomped on the dog, telling her to “keep the dog away from me” before he continued walking east.

She told her son what happened but didn’t call police at the time. A veterinarian examined the puppy, which had bruises but no serious injuries, Bordman said. On Wednesday morning the woman encountered the man again when she was walking the dog in the same area. Bordman said the woman alleged that when she questioned him, the man said he would kick the dog again, exchanged vulgarities toward her and walked away.

She called police after that incident, and a plainclothes officer walked with the woman in the area this morning. She identified the man, and the officer and another uniformed officer made contact with the suspect in the 1500 block of University Drive, Bordman said police gave the man notice to appear in municipal court on an animal cruelty charge for the April 6 allegation and disorderly conduct for Wednesday’s alleged incident.

Police Friday referred questions about the man’s name to municipal court officials, who said it would take four to five days for the ticket to process.


Matt Schwartz 5 years, 11 months ago

Who kicks a puppy? A coward...that's who.

Orwell 5 years, 11 months ago

The good news is that he's been given a job as an advisor to the Romney campaign.

irvan moore 5 years, 11 months ago

her son shoulda gone back and kicked his a$$

M1234567m 5 years, 11 months ago

he may have to watch over his shoulder .... it could be ANY of his neighbors now! He showed what a jerk he is! Which is worse? the kicking of a puppy or to treat a senior citizen like that or talking like that to an older women....their are lots of REAL men in lawrence who would be glad to teach him some respect for his elder's; women and animals..... Hey dude Lawrence can really be like a small town.... i bet by monday half the town will know where you live ......good luck

Jeremiah Jefferson 5 years, 11 months ago

Yeah someone needs to punch this guy in the face. I don't much care for dogs, but I'm not gona kick a defenseless dog either. Only a coward would do that.

M1234567m 5 years, 11 months ago

oh great! who wants to live around a guy like that:( hope he moves. im glad she called police! that my area---ohhhh say it isn't soo .......

James Minor 5 years, 11 months ago

It is a shame that someone walking their dog that doesn't pose a threat is attacked. If she knew someone that had a pit bull she could have walked with them and when the pit is knawing on his groin, he would have time to think twice about kicking the puppy.

whats_going_on 5 years, 11 months ago

I wonder if it's the same guy that poked my dog (my dog who loves EVERYONE) with a stick and then shoved him with his the DOG PARK.

Jillian Andrews 5 years, 11 months ago

That in no way bears any resemblance to the truth.

DillonBarnes 5 years, 11 months ago

Well. What is worse, kicking an adult, or kicking a child? If you had to pick one that was worse, I'm sure you'd say kicking a child is worse. Why? Because they are less able to defend themselves. A puppy has even less ability to defend itself against a full grown man.

I wouldn't say people would ignore this guy if he was kicking people, but they wouldn't be as disgusted, and I don't blame them. Kicking a man is a risky thing to do, kicking a puppy is quite cowardly.

FlintHawk 5 years, 11 months ago

Thank you for educating me. I didn't know that "Redneck" is a racist term. I thought it was like "white collar"/"blue collar"/"no collar" — a descriptive term that reflects the kind of work one does. For example, my grandfather was a farmer; his neck and hands were red from long days in the sun.

So, if "Redneck" is racist, what is acceptable to you? Would you be offended by, e.g., "Cracker" or "Poor White Trash"? Please let us know your preferred handle. Thank you.

OrestessonofAgamemnon 5 years, 11 months ago

These are the general characteristics of the sub species Homo Sapiens Rednecketus: no brain bigger than that of a rhino, votes republican, can not be educated, easily beaten in chess by a 8 year old neanderthal, does not know what words longer then 7 letters mean and did i say votes republican. :)

As always keep your minds sharp and your swords at the ready.

Liberty275 5 years, 11 months ago

Does that mean you won't be going to see his dogs?

Also, don't worry about the "redneck" thing. It's cultural, not racist. And not bad or insulting.

As for race, it doesn't exist. It's like god and global warming - just another lie.

Kendall Simmons 5 years, 11 months ago

Are you saying that you don't have control over your dogs if someone makes eye contact with them??? Hmmm.

DillonBarnes 5 years, 11 months ago

How about this, you both are embarrassing yourself?

Liberty275 5 years, 11 months ago

Man's constant companion for our entire existence and some of us still can't help but hate and torture dogs. It must really be horrible to be that cruel.

Rick Aldrich 5 years, 11 months ago

1600 block of university drive would be a good starting point Be kinda cool to see how many people come out to walk that area now. Hope he gets taught a lesson.

Liberty275 5 years, 11 months ago

You are now officially in charge of the Lawrence's first annual "walk your dog, beat some guy up" festival.

Seriously though, I bet you're one of those guys with a little dog, and you probably have a Corvette to compensate.


Lisa Medsker 5 years, 11 months ago

Wonder how he'd fare with my whole pack let loose on him. They're all "little dogs", and no, I don't drive a Corvette.

Liberty275 5 years, 11 months ago

I'm driving the Subaru until I get a fuel pump relay field generalization problem in the vette fixed. I think I'll do that tomorrow.

The other guy, I bet he drives a Taurus.

Kathy Getto, you get 3 free internets if you tell me what "fuel pump relay field generalization" means as related to whether or not a car runs and a smattering of physics 101 when you think it's interesting.

Protip: The answer isn't "80 MPH".

Lisa Medsker 5 years, 11 months ago

<--Subaru. It has room for all of the dogs. Ever notice that backwards, it says, "U R A BUS"?

Liberty275 5 years, 11 months ago

It may be a bus, but after owning one you never find a better work-a-day car than a subbie. The vette is definitely more fun to drive, but I can't get a load of lumber and plywood to stay on the targa top.

pace 5 years, 11 months ago

I thought the woman handled it well. She called the cops after the second encounter. She got the creep who kicked a puppy and tried to bully an old lady, cursing her out. Win for her, sorry it happened to her. Smart of the police to send an plains clothe officer with her. Good for her, good for the police. It sounds like the guy was a jerk and a bully. She obviously stood up for herself. Call the police is the right response to that stuff.

collective82 5 years, 11 months ago

How's the puppy? Hopefully he gets to testify. "mr pup woul you please identify the man who hurt you" dog goes over sniffs defendant then pees on shoe. Judge rules guilty and all is well. This is meant to be humorus not serious.

Liberty275 5 years, 11 months ago

I'd love to see a dog pee in a courtroom. It would be a golden memory.

DillonBarnes 5 years, 11 months ago

Kudos to the police on this one. They didn't ignore it, and they handled the situation in a smart and simple manner.

DillonBarnes 5 years, 11 months ago

Kudos to the police on this one. They didn't ignore it, and they handled the situation in a smart and simple manner.

Lenette Hamm 5 years, 11 months ago

I frequently reported a neighbor who was mistreating animals the family owned (not one, but many over a period of years). Come to find out later, not only did he burn a kitten's ears with cigarettes, kick one dog nearly to death, and had a cat with unexplained "chemical burns" on his sides - he was a child abuser to boot. Larry Native is totally correct.

Terry Parker 5 years, 11 months ago

1600 block of University Dr.? Gee, I wonder if its the same guy who drovehis kids to school drunk earlier in the week?

sherbert 5 years, 11 months ago

they should name him so all who know him can tell him what a jerk he is.

Boston_Corbett 5 years, 11 months ago

Public flogging on Mass. St, I say.


FlintHawk 5 years, 11 months ago

Excellent point. A man or woman who abuses an animal or human being in public is for sure abusing (physically and/or verbally) other people in his private and business life. I hope he's not married, has no kids, no pets and no employees.


James Minor 5 years, 11 months ago

Sounds like the guy should be in a real life cable commercial. Cable commercial - When you are sitting in your one room basement of your parent's home and think you are tough. You go for a walk. To show how tough you are you kick a puppy and pick on an elderly person. The cops catch you and throw you in jail. In the jail you are forced to share a cell with at 6'9" 350lb man. You brag to him on why you are in the joint only to find out he loves dogs and worries about his grandparents. The lights go out in the cell and you wish you did not brag about the reason why you are in jail, kick the puppy, or verbally abuse the elderly woman. Get cable and stop being a punk!!!!!

DillonBarnes 5 years, 11 months ago

What should they have done? Sent a uniformed police officer? Same use of time and money but with a lesser chance of identifying the guy.

I say it was a great use of resources.

DillonBarnes 5 years, 11 months ago

Also, "undercover" is a little dramatic, he was a plainclothes officer.

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