Buffalo Police batter their way into wrong house - Family of 8 traumatized by officers’ behavior; officials admit error made but defend actions
"Why were you speeding?" "Please, officer, our dog is choking to death!" "Chill out, you can buy another one." 14 min. later, speeding ticket served to couple and dead dog.
Web Posted: 08/14/2008 12:00 CDT
Roger Croteau - Express-News
A Texas State University student who waited to get a speeding ticket while his girlfriend's dog died in her arms has filed a formal complaint with the San Marcos police over the Aug. 5 incident.
Krystal Hernandez was holding her ailing teacup poodle, Missy, while her boyfriend, Michael Gonzalez, raced south on Interstate 35 — allegedly hitting 95 mph — toward a 24-hour veterinary clinic in New Braunfels.
After their car was pulled over sometime after midnight, the couple said they were kept waiting for 20 minutes by Officer Paul Stephens before he issued the ticket, despite their desperate pleas.