Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Woman faces up to 20 years in jail for throwing dog poo at man who didn't clean up after his pet

An woman from Austin, Texas, is facing felony charges after losing control at a dog park in North Austin. According to her arrest affidavit, 46-year-old Rebecca Trammell is charged with the second degree felony of aggravated assault.

Austin police say they received a disturbance call from the Canyon Creek Apartments' dog park. They found that a woman, Trammell, had become frustrated with a dog owner who she claims was not cleaning up his dog's faeces. The victim told police he was going to get a doggie bag to pick the faeces up when Trammell began yelling at him.

According to the affidavit, Trammell picked up the faeces and threw it at the dog's owner. She then picked up a large, jagged rock and threw it at the man's body. The rock missed the man by six inches. Due to the size and close proximity of the rock to the victim, officers say it could have caused serious bodily injury. Next, she spat in the man's face.

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After the incident, Trammell reportedly attacked another person. She admits she became angry because that dog owner did not have his animal on a leash. Police say Trammell grabbed the owner's leash, cutting his hand and seriously injuring him. Trammell's bond has been set at $7,000. She has requested a Mental Health/Mental Retardation (MHMR) attorney to represent her. Trammell is facing two to 20 years in prison and a possible $10,000 fine.

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