Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Texas cop shooting and killing man's dog after showing up at the wrong house
"What are you doing? What did you shoot my dog for," Paxton is heared yelling hysterically. "I live here!"
"Oh my God, I can't believe you just killed my dog," he says. "I need to get him to the vet. What are you doing here?"
Griffin explains to Paxton he's been called about a disturbance. However, as it turned out, he was at the wrong house.
Paxton's neighbors were fighting and later told the Digital Texan they were the ones Griffin was meant to see.
The 21-minute recording also captured Griffin and Paxton arguing about what happened after two other officers, one of them Griffin's supervisor, show up at the scene.
Griffin is heard saying the dog lunged at him. Paxton disagrees, and says the dog just ran toward him.
The page had more than 65,000 "likes" Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, Austin police chief Art Acevedo called in to a local radio show while Paxton was on the air to apologize.
"My heart goes out to him. I think if you ask everybody in the department, believe it or not, we're animal lovers, just like everybody else," he added.
Acevedo also suggested Griffin and Paxton should get together to bury the hatchet.