Thursday, June 22, 2006

Puppy killed; call Judge Judy!

At the risk of becoming the Ann Coulter of dead puppies, I had a couple of unorthodox reactions to this sad story.

A miniature pinscher puppy in North Branch, just a couple of months old, was beaten to death by three boys, ages 6 to 8, for no apparent reason -- not that there's ever a good reason for doing that.

This is terrible. I am saddened. It was a difficult moment in our house when my daughter accidentally killed a toad. And having recently lost our cat, I know how much the loss of a pet can hurt.

But I couldn't help noticing two things:

1. The family is named Darwin.

2. The family plans to take legal action. Maybe small claims court. Or maybe not:

They also plan to take legal action in small claims court or on the TV show "The People's Court." The Darwins contacted the show and have been told there is interest in their case. If nothing else, the boys should get community service, Darwin said.

You know, when my dog is killed, the first thought that goes through my head is not "hey, let's call People's Court!"

I'm going to hell, I know.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We saw this episode of "The People's Court" today; but, unfortunately, we missed the ending where the verdict was given. Do you know what her verdict was?

2/05/2007 6:19 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

You're serious? They actually got on? Wow. I had no idea.

Can't find anything about the verdict. But maybe if you post a question at this board, someone will tell you.

2/05/2007 8:11 PM  

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