GUN Police send k9 to attack sleeping deaf woman

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Deaf woman slept through five-hour gun siege
    21.07.07

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    After laying siege to a house for five hours, police gave a final warning before storming the house where a gunman had been reported inside.

    A police dog rushed upstairs and, finding a woman in bed, proceeded to sink its teeth into her arms.

    But as armed officers surrounded a terrified Sonia Pellow, they realised two things. First, she wasn't a gunman.

    Second, she was deaf and had been sleeping throughout the entire stand-off.

    Yesterday Miss Pellow, 36, was still too afraid to return to her home in Hayle, Cornwall, after the ordeal, which followed a hoax call to police that a gunman was inside.

    "I don't know what happened - I was asleep but then this dog was all over me," she said. "I got bitten on both of my arms. I was terrified."

    Her father Esmond, 67, added: "Sonia is hard of hearing and is also very difficult to wake up once she is asleep. It looks like she was attacked by a crocodile, not a dog."

    Miss Pellow was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully possessing a firearm but released without charge.

    A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said the matter would be investigated if she made a complaint.

    He added: "Police negotiators had been at the scene trying to make contact with anyone inside the house for several hours."


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    Thats gotta be worth a couple million.
     
  2. copiertalk

    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    The use of the word stand-off is used out of context here. I would have hoped the people next door would have said something.
     
  3. JaimeZX

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    :uh: That's ridiculous. Sonia needs to file suit.

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  4. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Hmmm, here in the 'States, I expect that they would have sent in armed officers after about 20-30 minutes and determined that their informer was worthless without sending in an amped-up attack dog. But I guess you can't do that in the UK since so few of the police are armed...

    EDIT: Odd that I felt the need to describe US police officers as "armed."
     
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    That's gotta be England.
     
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    Hahaha, Sad for the woman but we all know what doesn't kill you makes you richer!
     
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    Wow...so even AFTER realizing she was deaf and sleeping, they STILL arrested her? what the fuck, over
     
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