Dogs Have a Taste for Tires
UPDATE 03/03/08: A mail carrier was trapped inside her car for almost two hours while two dogs attacked her tires, flattening three of them (pictured). The dogs not only attacked the mail Jeep but also the police car that responded to the call for help.
It is reported that the dogs' owner bought the mail carrier, Robin Barton, three new tires, and she's back on the job delivering mail. While terrified at the time of the "chewing," Barton now finds humor in the incident Police say they don't believe the dog owner's theory that the "tire-shaped chew toy" lead to the attack.
02/28/08: Pit Mix and Rottewieler Trap Mail Carrier, Flatten Tires
Hanover, PA - A mail carrier was trapped inside her car for nearly two hours at a home near Hanover after a pair of dogs attacked her tires, flattening three of them. Robin Barton had to summon help by cell phone on Wednesday. When the police arrived, the dogs attacked the cruiser's tire as well.
Authorities were preparing to tranquilize the dogs Judge and Justice, a Rottweiler and a pit-bull mix, before the surprised and apologetic homeowner arrived. Stephanie Dekelbaum, the dogs' owner, called them:
"generally sweethearts" and blamed the attack on a tire toy the dogs had recently been given.