Dog gets carted off in cop car for being a dog, becomes internet hero

finn the dog

Finn gets hauled off/@emmethompsonn Twitter photo

I’m all for controlling your animals. Yet they will be just that, at times, animals.

From Yahoo: A young Ontario woman couldn’t resist sharing a photo of her dog, Finn, as he was taken away in a police car after someone reported him for attacking a deer.

Though owner Emme Thompsonn insists he’s really “a good boy” with a deer issue, Finn’s brush with the law temporarily landed him behind bars. The photographic proof had Thompsonn — and the internet — in hysterics, with more than 478,000 likes and counting.

Though some commenters have accused Thompsonn of not controlling her pet, most are having fun with Finn’s bad-boy image.

While Finn’s legal fate hangs in the balance, he has since been released and reunited with his owner.

Emme Thompson (@emmethompsonn) reports that the police let Finn off with a warning. Whew!

DCG

65 responses to “Dog gets carted off in cop car for being a dog, becomes internet hero

  1. Captain Obvious

    My dog loves to chase deer. But when he catches up to them, he simply wants to play, he never bites. We think he thinks they are friends who have come to romp in the back yard. So far no injuries….

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  2. Some people just can’t mind their own friggin business. I would have to slap whom ever reported my dog right up side the head.

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    • Me too. I’ve never liked anybody that didn’t like dogs. Everybody I’ve met like that was a total jerk.

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      • lophatt . . . . I agree with you. Anyone who does not like dogs has a skewed character flaw, unless they have a severe allergy to dogs. I just don’t trust people like that. If you don’t like dogs, you probably do not like humans also.

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        • I’m reminded of the Twilight Zone. a guy tries to convince a dead guy with a dog that his was the gate to Heaven. But when he started to go in the guy at the gate wouldn’t let his dog in. So the dead guy didn’t go in. He kept walking and came upon a different gate. The guy at that gate says come on in. And of course dogs can come into heaven. Good thing you didn’t go through that other gate.

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        • I’ve never seen it fail. One of my daughters wasn’t particularly fond of dogs. She was raised around them. She just didn’t get attached to them. I worried about that. When she was in her forties she finally got a dog she fell in love with. Now she, and the dog are in love. She’s a changed woman, for the better.

          I frankly don’t understand it. I’ve always loved them. It’s awful when I lose one. I love that saying: “Heaven is a place where all the dogs you ever loved rush up to greet you”.

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          • I take it that you are not a Muslim. The future should not belong to those who slander good animals, including dogs.

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          • lophatt . . . . I see we agree about Heaven. I have for sometime thought, “Heaven is a place where all the dogs you ever loved rush up to greet you.” It’s very strange, I was just talking today with a girlfriend about “Tiffany,” my first dog . . . and I started crying. She has been gone since 1983, I certainly did not know I would feel such sorrow just thinking about her today. If I cannot have my dogs, and my cats–no where will be Heaven for me, without them.

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      • Our one neighbor likes dogs….but not like you or me would ‘like’ a dog. I wouldn’t trust him around any human or animal…I heard too many stories and they are true. Makes the mind reel sometimes…wooh….

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    • Dito!!!

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  3. Anybody who messes with my dogs will become my hobby. I have a neighbor across the street who would do something like this. He’s a penis with ears. He’s always screaming at neighbors for one reason or another. The last time I spoke to him I told him I was unaware that there’d been an election and he was mayor.

    I hope the pooch is okay.

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  4. These folks must live in an area where there is either “no crime” or “very low crime,” in order to waste the taxpayer’s money on such an idiotic “criminal capture” such as this. Shame on the dope who called this in, and shame on the officer who could not figure this out any better than he did. Dogs are dogs, they are not people, and they will do whatever their animal instinct directs them to do.

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  5. When my Dog was younger, she chased deer constantly, with no malice, just to chase and play. I wouldn’t even think it’s the type of issue that the authorities would even respond to, what a waste of resources. The Police should have questioned the complainant and asked why they have such a desire to meddle in others affairs. My Dog is a better judge of character than I am, she always knew who was who, I always let her take the lead on that, and because of her keen instincts, she never failed me once. She was also my public relations coordinator in my small home repair business after retirement, even if a customer didn’t like me…they always liked my Dog!

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    • This is PRECISELY what cops these days would prefer to respond to. Now, if you told them the dog had a gun, that would be another story. If they could fine the dog, or the owner, they’d send five cars.

      I suppose we should be thankful they didn’t shoot the dog. That has become the preferred method. We’re paying “First World Rates” and getting “Third World Services”.

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  6. My heart cries out for Finn, attacking a deer and not a criminal, hope he got a bone while in jail. Guess he’ll be under house arrest until hunting season is over,woof, woof, woof.

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  7. Anger management against deer classes needed.

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  8. Poor Dog’s name and info probably was entered into the local Fusion Center for future use.

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  9. If they don’t cry when Ole Yeller dies there’s a problem…lol

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    • I loved the movie Ole Yeller and have to skip over “that” part when I watch the movie. Even as an adult and rationally know it’s just a movie, I still can’t bear watching animals die. That picture of Finn being hauled away and looking out the window at his mother will probably become a classic. Poor thing…..he looks like he’s already behind bars. By the way, there’s something beautiful about watching dogs chase deer through a field. My dog would mimic the ways deer leap and leap the same way they do.

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  10. My Italian Greyhound plays with my Emu.
    I can’t believe I used the words Italian Greyhound and Emu in the same sentence.

    Twice.

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  11. So in Ontario,it is illegal to chase deer………. Have the fookin Canucks gone completely mad? And I thought Finn was the human and Jake the dog.
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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    • I have never seen a dog that didn’t chase deer. Even little dogs chase deer. This Monday my lab had a possum treed in the back yard. That’s what dogs do. “You’re under arrest for acting like a dog!”. Is he related to Justin Trudeau?

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        • Trudeau can be an embarrassment to Canada all he wants—it’s no bark off my maple tree. But Trudeau poses a very real danger to the United States with his Merkeling of Canada with millions of “immigrant” invaders coming in, who will soon seek warmer climes south of his border. THIS is what bothers me about this CLOWN.
          It looks to me as if the West has had a dearth of good leaders for the better part of 20 years now, and that include the U.S. and most of Europe, especially Germany.
          I am in full agreement with Gad Saad, and I am “sad” to say I’ve had special ed students with more brains that some of my former colleagues!
          Well, hopefully Trudeau will not prove to be Canada’s Joe Biden, nudge, nudge….

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        • lophatt . . . . Bravo! For posting the above. I agree, Justin Trudeau, is about as useless as ________ on a boar. It creates a great feeling of sorrow that our Northern neighbor’s did not choose a person to lead their country with greater ability, and integrity.

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    • They’d lose their minds over cats…

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  12. Get that dog some training and things ;like this won’t happen….

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  13. That deer was invading our habitat and had to be driven out. And take his Lyme disease with him.

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  14. Kevin J Lankford

    Good dog!……Good dog!……Just turn that deer this way…..there ya go…..BLAM!!

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  15. I never met a dog I didn’t like. I never met a deer I didn’t want to shoot and eat.
    Go Finn!

    My home is near a two state forests. The forests occupies more than 30,000 acres of hardwoods and pine woods. The deer (and other wildlife) are so plentiful that they sometimes stop traffic. My Corgi (Corzilla) the Corginator, thinks chasing deer is his daily jog. My Aussie tries to keep up with the herd.

    Dogs are apex predators. Of course they chase deer.

    I would say that I was surprised a Canadian cop would bust a dog for being a dog. But then, it’s Canada, our neighbor to the north that thinks it’s all right to disarms its citizens and subject them to socialist dogmatic repression in the name of liberty. Go figure.

    And, again’ Go Finn!

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  16. 😀

    Any word on what happened to the deer?

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    • Probably nothing, Dr. Eowyn. My dogs never actually catch them and I have never known of a domestic dog actually taking a deer down. I have deer in my yard almost daily. But they always outrun my dogs. Same with my neighbors.

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      • They will always run away, if they can. If they get cornered in a high wire fence or a hedge, it could get ugly. The dog won’t kill the deer, its the other way round.

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    • Haven’t heard.

      Deer can defend themselves pretty good against a dog. One of my dad’s dog learned that the hard way…the dog doesn’t chase deer anymore but still tries to get the turkeys lol.

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    • I’ve known people who’s dogs have cornered deer and ended up almost killed by them. Deer will run, but if cornered they have razor sharp hooves. I had a buck try to ram me once when I was riding a motorcycle.

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  17. OK everyone will probably beat up on me for this, but my husband is not a big dog fan, but I defend him. Why? As child a dog attacked him and he had to have stitches in the days when they didn’t have Novocaine for numbing. Something like that stays with a person. In addition I watched one day as he, minding his own business, pulling in our garbage cans, had a large dog that lived six houses away charge at him while growling etc. He saw what was coming and yelled at the young teen to get control of his dog. A few minutes later the mother instead of coming to apologize, came and chewed him out for using profanity at her son. I also was attacked and bitten by a rottweiler unprovoked while on a walk. The bite went through my sweatpants and punctured my thigh, so I limped a couple miles home while crying and bleeding. It was painful, and I want to tell you when a large dog like that comes at you without warning, it is one of the most frightening things in the world because they have the power to chew you to pieces and you don’t know where that dogs limits are. There was also a darling border collie who used to live in my neighborhood and was neglected during the day. She would break out from the gate and wait in the front yard for me as I walked by so she could go walking with me every day up in the hills. She was a real sweetheart and I often wished she was my dog, She was so darned sweet and smart. To sum up, there are nice dogs and there are mean and nasty dogs – just like people. But I don’t blame anyone for not being fond of dogs if they have had bad experiences. The real problem I have is a lot of dog owners I witness take no responsibility to make sure their dog is well trained and under control. What I see is a lot of dog owners who act like liberals… their dog can do no wrong, and I am supposed to love it, just like I should love their bratty kid who has no manners and no respect for others or their property. I am supposed to love it when their dog shits on my property and they leave it for me to clean up. I am supposed to love it when their let their dog off their leash to chase my cat ( yes I actually witnessed a neighbor do that when he thought we didn’t see what he did) I’m supposed to love it when there is a leash law, but dog owners don’t think that law applies to them and their dog who runs up to me and jumps up on me nearly knocking me over. There are a lot of ill mannered dogs, and worse a lot of rotten dog owners out there.

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  18. wow, it’s amazing how a photo like this one could go in 2 vastly different directions…i’m relieved in this case, from the sounds of it with report of poochie & mom reunited, this gets to be the happy version outcome of photo…with delinquent doggie-in-question looking (hilariously) morose (literally) behind bars in police paddy wagon.
    nothing surprises me anymore & to think there actually could have been a different outcome in which i would look at this photo & instead be bawling my eyes out, well….makes me very grateful insanity did NOT prevail, this time.

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  19. Hopefully Finn can become Canada’s next Prime Minister! I am confident he would do a better job than Son of Castro!

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  20. The only thing Beagles like more than chasing critters is car rides, so Finn was one happy dog when he got back home!

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  21. Glad the dog is okay, I imagine the Deer is fine too, unfortunately this kind of thing can cause the cops etc. to kill a dog for some stupid legal garbage (I thought this wasn’t england no “king’s deer” to penalize people for?) have to say I think such laws are evil, no idea how they even got on the books in the first place.

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    • Is there even such a law/ordinance in that town? Clearly not, or the dog would not have been released.
      The cops are in error, for having responded to the neighbor’s complaint in the first place.

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  22. You have my sympathy. If anyone tries to beat on you, I will try to bring back one of my two “pit bulls” (excellent, relatively peaceful pets) to protect you against them or their dogs. No, I really wouldn’t sic them against people, and I wouldn’t have to sic them against dogs. Actually, they wouldn’t hurt other dogs if not necessary. One of them (on a leash) was with my wife and spotted by a German shepherd, a larger animal, a distance away. My wife saw what was going to happen, and told the owner to keep his dog back.
    He didn’t, his dog charged, was knocked flat but unbitten, and then quickly returned to his owner. Other than that, I suggest a good lawyer to use the dog owners for the injuries and or complaint to local authority so that the dogs will be controlled, quarantined, or removed from the area.

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  23. We have as many deer as dogs here some days, and most of the dogs (Shepherds, Retrievers) will just look at the deer when they spot them. Some will whimper or run away. Except for a fawn, a deer is often quite a bit bigger than a dog. And quite a bit faster and can jump quite a bit higher.

    So I have a hard time believing a dog would actually attack a deer.

    But watch a doe and her fawns or yearlings out grazing, and a dog approach them out of curiosity, that doe may very well charge the dog. I’ve had one stamp her foot at me before as I approached, although she didn’t charge… I just got down to her level so she saw I wasn’t a threat and she chilled out and continued grazing. Mostly, they just ignore humans here and avoid yards with dogs. Avoidance of conflict…

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  24. I wonder did the deer get the proper permit to jump into their back yard and if so when the dog started chasing him was it the deer who called 911? I would think with everything that is going on in this country with the PC crap the cops after see what happened in Florida they might think we better act just in case something does happen to the deer they will be held accountable by PETA and you know they are going to CYA in any instance now, to save their jobs. The dog has the smuggest look on his face puts a new twist on jail bird more like canine cells.

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  25. Whew! This has been a roller-coaster ride for me tonight reading this thread! I’m laughing one minute, crying the next. I love my dogs…all of them, past to present..&, they’ve done mostly GOOD things for me and others within their lifetimes…but sometimes they were naughty. 🙂 Still, I think I’m going to be met by them in Heaven at the GATE, so they can lead me onward (you know—God’s “mansion” has many rooms….I KNOW the room & door whereupon I am going to knock)…..but, I’ve been bitten by dogs of owners who were not responsible dog-owners…& two of my darling dogs (now passed) had to have extensive surgeries b/c THEY were attacked by neighbor’s dogs ON MY OWN PROPERTY…BOTH TIMES….

    Before I go to bed, I have to put THIS all to bed in my mind: Mostly, a dog feels responsible to its breeding (instincts inherited) in combination w/way its “person”raised/handled/trained/socialized it. Most dogs have a strong prey-drive, b/c most dogs were, in antiquity, allied w/humans in order to “catch” food. BUT, the caveat is…most domesticated dogs ALSO have a strong drive to please their humans..thus..the socialization & training is ubber-important for any dog & dog-owner.

    We rescued an older (18 mo to 2 yr-old) GSP/Lab mix who HATED CATS…(part of his breeding to hunt fur/feather/fish/etc). And, we brought him to a home that already had cat pets. He “accepted” the “original” cat inhabitants, whom, we guessed, in his mind “out-tenored” him. BUT….he would NOT ALLOW ANY OTHER CAT into the house or on the grounds for the next decade. Being as we were in the “country” & there were always feral cats out & about & several cats whom we adopted in later years….EVERY SINGLE morning before he came through our kitchen/family room where our newest cats (like…maybe 3-4-5 or more years after his adoption) lived…or before I allowed him into our fenced backyard….I had to instruct him….”NO CATS!” HE always responded with a sneer/grudging “bah-humbug” growl….BUT….HE would never DARE chase/accost a pet or stray cat after that instruction!!!!! I swear….I had to say/reinforce this EVERY morning for a decade. I really think that, had we not been so steady w/this training, every single day….he would have gone “rogue” or at least “tried.” Dogs are pack animals. When you are their owner…you must be the “pack leader.” You must train them to your expectations for your pack.

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