I’ve never been a fan of pit bulls, and it’s a pretty common sentiment. In fact, in Boston, like many places, it’s illegal to have a pit bull in public unless it’s muzzled. That didn’t stop one guy, who thought it would be just grand to take his un-muzzled Gabriel into the city — in fact, to Downtown Crossing, one of the biggest subway stops in the city.
Some nervous people called the police, and told Brian Schwab that it just wasn’t appropriate. He grew belligerent, reportedly even hitting the officers. But he really blew it when he let go of Gabriel’s leash and sicced him on the cops.
Both officers were bitten, and they pulled their guns. Two shots were fired, one hitting Gabriel in the head. The dog, bleeding, fled, and was caught some distance away.
A lot of people are upset that Gabriel might be destroyed, including several of Schwab’s friends and family. After all, all the dog did was attack two police officers and survive a gunshot to the head. That doesn’t sound too dangerous, does it?