Sunday, December 26, 2010

Missing the obvious

Am I wrong, or is someone missing something here?
SAN ANTONIO - An update to an emotional story we've been tracking here at News 4 WOAI. A South Texas man lost his truck, trailer and best friend while shopping at The Rim. But now Chris Cooley and his dog JB are now back together for Christmas. True to his word, the finder was rewarded with a $10,000 dollar check. Still no sign of the stolen truck or trailer.
(from WOAI-TV)

I'll give you a sign ---- look in the garage of that guy you just gave ten grand to.

Oh, and by the way, this story has been getting a lot of media play that is sympathetic to the guy who got his dog stolen because it was in his truck when it got stolen while he was inside a store doing some shopping. During the summer, the same media bombards us with messages about how bad it is that animals get left in vehicles while the owners go shopping, so why the hell aren't they taking this guy to task for doing the same thing during the holidays? I understand the juiciness of a story where a guy is offering $10K as a reward for a pet, but how about just a little bit of consistency, please.


Sabra said...

Isn't it actually illegal to leave a pet in a car around here, regardless of the time of year?

This story actually made the front page of today's paper. Eesh.

Also: man, I do not get dog people. (Guess I'm not much of a cat person either, 'cause I wouldn't offer a $100 reward for the return of my cat, much less $10,000. Then again, I wouldn't leave my cat in the truck, either.)

Dave said...

It is heartwarming and all but that was the same shopping center where I called the police on a woman who locked her pooch in the car as she shopped. I guess the headline would not have been as Christmassy if it read "Dumbass leaves poor dog in truck and receives instant justice and $10K fine for animal cruelty".