Poetic Justice

If only the firefighter who shot his dogs owned the one in this story. Now that would have been poetic justice at its best. Berlin,...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jun 25th 2009


If only the firefighter who shot his dogs owned the one in this story. Now that would have been poetic justice at its best.

Berlin, June 23: A dog in Germany shot by a drunken man with a gun took swift revenge by biting off the end of the man’s nose, authorities said on Monday.

Police said the armed man was snooping at night in the yard of a house in Stadtlauringen in northern Bavaria when he shot the Bernese mountain dog from point-blank range.

Before collapsing, the dog leapt at the 39-year-old man and bit off the end of his nose, a local police spokesman said.

Bleeding profusely, the man called police and was taken for treatment in a nearby hospital. His motives for being in the yard were unclear, police said.

Doctors removed a bullet from the dog’s shoulder and discharged it from a clinic after an operation lasting several hours.

Someone give that boy a bratwurst.

* No pic of the dog hero so this is Dogster member Bonnie representing Berners everywhere.