TACOMA — A state appeals court in Tacoma says a pit bull dog is a deadly weapon.
In a ruling this week, the court upheld the assault conviction for a Vancouver man, Robbie Hoeldt, whose dog attacked a police officer.
The court says a dog is a deadly weapon because it can be used to cause death or substantial bodily harm.
A Vancouver police detective shot and killed the dog when it attacked him as he was trying to arrest Hoeldt at his home.
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So my loaded-gun metaphor works.
And I never tire of this debate!