Fight Breaks Out In St. Louis Park Over Dog Poop
So they’re fighting over dog dookie in the mean streets of St. Louis now?
A man walking his dog in a downtown park suffers minor injuries after a fight broke out in response to his dog defecating not far from a girl lying on the grass. Police say the 38-year old dog owner got into trouble when his dog relieved himself in the vicinity of a girl lying on the grass. The girl’s father and the dog owner exchanged words. Police say the dog owner, who is white, called the other man, who is black, a racial slur. Other black men in the park began to gather around.
According to police, one of the men grabbed a metal piece of rebar and struck both the dog owner and the dog. Before police could arrive, the attacker got away. Police say they have no leads on his identity. The father of the girl who was lying near the dog is charged with peace disturbance.
Eyewitness B.B. McBride says it appeared to be an unfortunate misunderstanding. “He went to search for a bag to pick the manure up, and he was never given a chance,” McBride said, “They thought he was walking away.” Police say the dog had a minor injury.