Dog euthanized while owner was in jail for breaking the dog out of the pound
posted by Shellie Nelson
2:49 PM, Oct 25, 2010
HYDRO, Oklahoma - An elderly Oklahoma man landed himself in jail after using bolt
cutters to break his prized pooch from the pound.
Instead of paying a $100 fine for not having his poodle on a
leash, 73-year-old Edwin Fry of Hydro decided to bust Buddy Tough
out. Authorities say Fry drove his lawnmower to the city pound Oct.
13 and broke into the cage with bolt cutters. The pair were
intercepted by police.
Officer Chris Chancellor told The Oklahoman newspaper that
police had received numerous complaints about Buddy Tough, who had
been in the pound before. He says Fry had been told he could
retrieve the dog and sort out the fine in court.
Fry spent several days in jail and faces a municipal charge of
allowing an animal to run at-large. Buddy Tough was euthanized
while Fry was in jail.