Friday, September 2, 2011


******The following post is written by Amy Fagan, my awesome co-worker that keeps me sane and cracks me up on a daily basis...Thanks, Amy!!*****


Dog arrested at James Island County Park for the crimes of assault with intent to give kisses, panhandling for affection and the abduction of hearts!

O.K. Obviously, we're kidding. CDWC's dear friend Jesse (a Shepherd mix) is sitting in the back of this Charleston County Police Department's squad car because he and his owner were the victims of a robbery Tuesday morning at the James Island County Park.

In the 45 minutes that Jesse and his owner strolled the trails at JICP, a criminal approached their car, smashed a window and proceeded to make off with the contents of the car, including a purse that was hidden under the back seat. Before Jesse's owner could contact the bank, the thieves racked up over $400 in purchases.

Jesse and his owner returned to their car to find JICP staff standing by as the police arrived. One other person was the victim of a robbery that morning and Jesse and his owner had to wait in the parking lot as the police officers processed the automobile. Due to Jesse's age and issues with overheating, the police officers were kind enough to allow Jesse to cool his heels in the squad car. We think he looks right at home in the back seat of the car. Perhaps he's a good candidate for a K-9 Unit? Jesse, get your vest!

This is an unfortunate reminder that we need to make sure our valuables are secure, even when visiting a place as quiet and serene as JICP. Take minimal cash, take all keys with you and put your driver's license in your pocket. (Don't need any crooks knowing your address, do we?)

Please keep in mind that this didn't happen in an ill-lit parking lot in the dead of night. It happened somewhere between 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. on a beautiful, breezy morning, in a place where many of us feel rather safe during out visits! Don't be stressed or scared, just be cautious. We would hate to hear of this happening to any of our other friends!

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