Friday, July 17, 2009

Woman fined for barking dogs

An Arizona newspaper reports:
Renee Maurer was sentenced to three years' probation and a $940 fine charge today in Phoenix Municipal Court for allowing her dogs to disturb the peace of her Northeast neighborhood.

Several neighbors filed a petition earlier this year to have Maurer prosecuted in court for her barking Pomeranian and miniature poodle.

Neighbors testified in court on Monday that the dogs have barked constantly for the last three years. ...

Maurer said she was disappointed about the sentencing and her neighbors.

"I feel ostracized in my own community," said Maurer, adding that neighborhood relations will now be "extremely awkward and uncomfortable."
She is just now feeling ostracized? It wasn't the sentencing that made the neighbor relations awkward, it was the barking dogs.

1 comment:

Sprittibee said...

Man, I have one of those neighbors.