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Altercation Ensues After Strangers Feed Man’s Dog on Broadway Plaza

The incident took place late Sunday afternoon.

Plaza late Sunday afternoon after two men fed another man’s dog treats while the man was inside Starbucks.

The dog owner told police that he had tied up his dog outside Starbucks and been in the coffee shop for “some time” when he noticed the two men feeding his dog treats at about 4 p.m. He said when he went outside to tell them to stop, one of the men told him it was “no big deal.” He said the two men then became more aggressive toward him.

A Starbucks manager, who had previously asked the two men to smoke their cigars in a designated smoking area, instead of in front of the shop, then came out to help resolve the confrontation. The Starbucks manager was pushed aside by the two men, and the argument continued, police said.

The manager then told the two men that he would call police if they kept yelling.

The two men told police that they had fed the dog treats while discussing the death of one of their sisters. One of them said they thought the dog owner was talking down to them. As they were arguing, one of the men dumped out a few more treats for the dog, which made the owner upset and they all began to yell, they said.

Police informed the men that they could seek complaints against each other if they wanted.

I dislike bloggers April 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Well Joshie. I have an idea on what they can do with their dogs while on errands . LEAVE THEM AT HOME. I wonder what would happen if I left my two pit bulls outside Starbucks while enjoying my Latte inside ?
inthegloaming April 30, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Omg, I agree with Hokey! (hell=ice) Leave dogs at home, don't leave them tied up outside. I've stopped dog thefts under these conditions three times in as many years. Not safe! Hokey, if your pitties were outside Starbux, I'd probably feed them. Love pitties.
I dislike bloggers April 30, 2014 at 10:58 AM
See Mr Gloaming I have some common sense .. There are good dog owner and bad dog owners , smart dog owners and dumb dog owners.. The same can go for parents . But that's the other story about the moron running around in fatigues and a fake gun .My pitties love treats and are very friendly ...
inthegloaming April 30, 2014 at 01:01 PM
If it were my dogs, I might wonder if those strangers were trying to poison them. Sad state of paranoia, but it happens. It best not to even pet so eone else's dog without asking permission first. Just common courtesy, which like common sense is no longer "common."

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