Man sues police in dog's death February 16, 2008 SEMINOLE COUNTY - A man has filed suit against the city of Winter Springs, accusing two of its police officers of mistaking his home for someone else's, hauling him outdoors without clothes and shooting dead his Rottweiler. The suit, filed Thursday, seeks unspecified damages. William A. Riggin alleges he was in the shower when officers "stormed" into his home May 14, 2006. Police said they thought they were three houses down, responding to a house alarm. Police said the officers walked in through an unlocked sliding glass door, and when the 130-pound dog, a 3-year-old named Dirk, lunged at one of the officers, he shot it. The dog died about a half-hour later. Police did not allow Riggin to tend to him until it was too late, according to the suit. It alleges the Police Department was negligent and that Riggin has suffered humiliation, emotional pain and the loss of his pet. At the time, police said part of the problem was that Riggin lived in a neighborhood with some unmarked or poorly marked addresses. Capt. Kevin Brunelle a police spokesman, said Friday, "It was an incident we wish didn't happen."