Glynn Johnson & pics on injured thumb

Update 2/13/09 – Puppy Killer, Glynn Johnson, Suing the Owners of the Puppy He Killed

Well yesterday Glynn Johnson pulled out all the stops to publicly present his defense by the way of a press conference. Again he (and his lawyer) reiterated that his reason for brutally beating the 6 month-old puppy, Karley, was self defense. They had some nice big blow ups of his injuries from the puppy’s “attack” on him.

Initially, when the incident happened and when Johnson was saying that Karley almost bit his thumb off, I expected to see an injury, sure. If someone were beating me to death I’d retaliate in any way possible and all a puppy has for defense in teeth so I figured that Karley had gotten a hold of his thumb in her struggles but then to see the actual pictures of his thumb… sorry, I actually had to laugh.  I’ve gotten worse than that getting between two dogs that were fighting! The tip of his thumb got bitten.  Not impressed.

Oh, I’m sorry, he said he hand was being “shredded” by the puppy.

If those pictures were supposed to impress up with the “seriousness” of the “attack” on him, I hope he in not laughed out of court.

“Chief Johnson was simply defending himself that day,” Johnson’s defense attorney, John Sweeney said. “He did nothing more than any reasonable person who was being attacked by a dog would have done.”

A “reasonable person?” What reasonable person is going to grab a 12-pound rock and bash the head of a puppy in, hitting it again and again and again? What “reasonable person” is going to break the jaw of a six month old puppy?

I think, for me, one of the biggest points in this whole sad story, is that there had been past documented problems between Johnson and the Toole’s, included a past complaint that Johnson had shot a previous dog of theirs with a BB gun.  Why then would he step in and take the puppy from the neighbor, Travis Staggs, who was already walking Karley home without a problem?

Normally I would never laugh at someone’s injuries or belittle them but c’mon, showing a few stitches on the tip of a thumb, a few healed marks on arms and legs or where ever they were and claiming that this big man had to brutally beat a puppy practically to death to defend himself, it just doesn’t fly with me.

Remember what the vet who examined Karley said?

“I’ve never seen a dog come in with that level of head injury,” said Dr. Howard. “I’ve seen pets who have been hit by cars and they were thrown by the car and suffered fractures to the nose or skull but I’ve never seen a case where their head was that badly damaged.”

The dog suffered a broken jaw, nose, crushed skull and lost an eye. Someone, anyone, please explain to me what is reasonable about the injuries Karley received and how do they even come close to comparing with Johnson’s?

I think his arrest was long overdue. He should have been arrested when the sheriff’s department first recommended it.

So watch the video, look at the pictures and tell me what you think?  I’ve had my say, well, as much as I can get away with actually saying here anyway….

Glenn Johnson’s Press Conference

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