TSA dog bites woman in stomach for no reason, she says

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  1. sobore
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    http://americablog.com/2013/05/traveler-claims-to-have-been-bitten-by-tsa-dog.html

    A Georgia woman says she was waiting for her sister at Atlanta’s airport when a TSA officer walked by with a bomb-sniffing dog, and the dog suddenly bit her in the stomach, for no reason.

    She says she didn’t realize her clothes were ripped, or that she had multiple, nasty, puncture wounds in her belly until she went out to her car. She then came back in to report it.

    Naturally, there was no follow-up from the TSA or the police about the incident.

    Understandably, the woman is a bit concerned that, if her story is true, a TSA dog would attack someone in an airport without cause.

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    Her wounds from the dog bite are nothing to dismiss. First of all, look at the photo – this is hardly some scratch.

    Read More: http://americablog.com/2013/05/traveler-claims-to-have-been-bitten-by-tsa-dog.html
     
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    Dogs can often figure out the hidden wishes of their owners. ;)
     
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  3. Betty Boop

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    Perhaps she reached to pet the dog? An in-law of mine who shall remain nameless once tries to do that and was reprimanded by the security guard. And she couldn't understand why she couldn't pet it!
     
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    A wound like that and she didn't know it until she left????
     
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    She was shocked SHOCKED that a dog bit her that bad after 20 minutes? #scam
     
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    The dog said she he no reason?
     
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    It's just a flesh wound.
     
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    Law enforcement/military working dogs aren't pets. I'm amazed (but probably shouldn't be) that people don't get that. If the dog's handler/officer says you can pet it, then go ahead, but otherwise keep your hands to yourself.
     
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    Totally agree. One should ask if it ok to pet the animal. Unbelievable to me too.
     
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    I think I would apply that rule to any dog (though certainly I agree about the pet part, too).
     
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    But nobody said she attempted to pet the dog.

    And as much as I agree that one should not attempt to pet a working dog, most animals are trained not to inflict damage unless requested by their handlers. In fact, this wasn't even an attack dog, it was a bomb sniffer. On the other hand, perhaps the TSA trains their dogs to the same standards as the rest of their staff and this isn't surprising at all (if it even happened).
     
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    I'm willing to bet that she did. I can't imagine a properly trained & handled working dog just attacking someone for no reason. I don't believe a word of this woman's story.
     
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    I'm not saying she did or didn't actually or try to pet the dog.

    However, in the past when the TSA needs to cover its PR ass, they do so swiftly and decisively. That is absent here.
     
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    The key words are properly trained and handled. This was TSA.
     
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    Never rub chopped liver on your cellulite before you go to the airport to pick up your relatives.
     

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