Thursday, June 24, 2004

Dogs rule.

According to the Toronto Star, an encounter with a dog convinced a crazy guy not to kill people.

A man drove from the Maritimes with a carload of guns and ammunition, vowing to kill as many people in Toronto as he could — before a last-minute encounter with a wandering dog inspired a change of heart.

The New Brunswick man, in his 40s, surrendered to police yesterday afternoon in front of a supermarket at Leslie and Eastern Sts. He had a loaded gun in his pocket and a car crammed with more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition.

"At that time, he decided he was going to shoot people in the area," said Detective Nick Ashley of 55 Division. "He attended a local park nearby and was preparing the weapons to do that."

By chance, a dog approached the man and started playing with him in the Victoria Park Ave. and Queen St. E. park.

"He happens to be a pet lover and decided that if there was such a nice dog in the area the people were too nice and he wasn't going to carry out his plan," Ashley said.

The anti-Son of Sam, if you will.

Of course, if he had run into a cat, the cat would have convinced him to kill more people. Cats are like that.

[Listening to: Colorful (Rock Star Version) - The Verve Pipe - Rock Star (4:25)]


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