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Chihuahua Helps Collar Suspect

Filed under: Crime — DRJ @ 7:22 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Tink is a 3-pound chihuahua mix who acts like a Great Dane:

“A three-pound Chihuahua mix named Tink is being praised for helping police catch a Christmas Day fugitive.

The dog’s adventure began when four suspects who were fleeing police crashed a stolen minivan into a hillside. Auburn homeowner Wendy Anderson says Tink, her son’s dog, found a suspect hiding under a neighbor’s motorhome and chased him into the woods. Her son and husband directed a law enforcement helicopter to where the man was hiding.

Tink is a Pomeranian and Chihuahua mix.

Three suspects are juveniles from the San Francisco Bay Area, the California Highway Patrol says. They crashed the van in the Sierra foothill town east of Sacramento. A passenger, 19-old Marvin Gonzales of San Pablo, was arrested with public intoxication and resisting arrest.”

I almost feel sorry for this suspect. Almost.


32 Responses to “Chihuahua Helps Collar Suspect”

  1. A three-pound Chihuahua chased a 19-year old male into the woods? Quetzcotal save us, the descendants of Montezuma aren’t what they used to be.

    nk (c87736)

  2. I read of a case where a burglar broke into a place and was attacked by a PARROT hmm HE MUST HAVE WATCHED THE BIRDS many times

    krazy kagu (89f761)

  3. Late one night, a burglar broke into a house that he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say: “Jesus is watching you!”

    Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. “Jesus is watching you,” the voice boomed again.

    The burglar stopped dead again. He was frightened. Frantically, he looked all around. In a dark corner, he spotted a bird cage and in the cage was a parrot.

    He asked the parrot: “Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?” “Yes”, said the parrot.

    The burglar breathed a sigh of relief, then he asked the parrot: “What’s your name?”

    “Clarence,” said the bird.

    “That’s a dumb name for a parrot,” sneered the burglar. “What idiot named you Clarence?”

    The parrot said, “The same idiot who named the Rottweiller, Jesus.”

    nk (c87736)

  4. Thank you both for being so loyal. I can always count on NK and krazy kagu to say something clever, even when I post on something silly like a 3 pound chihuahua.

    DRJ (09f144)

  5. And it was silly.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  6. DRJ,

    This is a very enjoyable and entertaining post opening up the opportunity for similarly entertaining comments. You know … but for your excessive modesty, you’d be perfect.

    nk (c87736)

  7. Christoph,

    Let’s see you do better.

    nk (c87736)

  8. I think we need a “Stop Snitching” poster with a chihuahua on it.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  9. Since this post has gone to the dogs, has anyone ever had a dog who had ACL surgery? Our spaniel ruptured his ACL and it was repaired today. The vet gave us post-surgical instructions but I’d like to hear from anyone who has experienced this before.

    DRJ (09f144)

  10. By the way, Christoph, you’ll be glad to know I’ve given my guest-blogging notice. Your misery will be over soon.

    DRJ (09f144)

  11. Well, that only increases my misery.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  12. I like you, DRJ. You’re mistaken on that score. (Or are you doing the typical female thing of fishing for a compliment going, “I’m fat,” when you know you darn well aren’t?)

    What’s more, I like the majority of your posts — for example, on national security, where I consider you to be one of the better blogging analysts — and I was joking in my comment: I was both concurring with you that it was silly and I never said I didn’t read the post. In fact, I did; it was cute.

    I sometimes disagree with you, but that’s par for the course. If I had a criticism, it’s the inverse of other’s compliments… that you are so genteel in your commenting demeanor it frustrates me sometimes. I prefer a sharper-tongued debate. Perhaps you noticed?

    Good luck to you in what you do next, which, I hope, includes blogging. I’d read your blog for the national security perspective you bring alone.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  13. DRJ,

    Tell the truth. You didn’t receive notice. You *served* your notice. I’m still planning a desperate last-ditch effort to change your mind.

    Patterico (3e67df)

  14. “That does it, you quit.”
    “I can’t quit, I’m fired.”

    Xrlq (b65a72)

  15. DRJ,
    Nononono! Change your mind! Change your mind! Change your mind!

    Sorry. But though all the posters are great here, the place’d be less w/o you here too. Your posts ROCK–and comments too, while we’re on the subject. Intelligent comments, entertaining posts, both well written, I know I’m not the only one who looks forward to your writing. ((((change your mind pleeezz??))))

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  16. DRJ,

    What’s the true story. I liked your posts.

    Oh, I hope the ankle biter clamped on the suspect’s family jewels to hold him for the police.

    PCD (4361f0)

  17. I’d prefer that Christoph be given the boot and DRJ stay.

    tired (ffa919)

  18. Re DRJ: Double his pay, make him stay.

    Old Coot (2f9910)

  19. I agree with Tired.

    Christoph is ok, but come on… It’s DRJ…

    Old Coot, DRJ is a her. Just sayin’. :)

    Please stay, DRJ! I’ll even stop sending you all those pictures of myself, if you promise to stay…

    Scott Jacobs (425810)

  20. “Re DRJ: Double his pay, make him stay.”

    I’ll triple her pay!

    I’ll quadruple it!

    Deal, DRJ?

    Patterico (7953a2)

  21. A donde ira feroz y fatigada La Golondrina que de aqui se va …?

    nk (c87736)

  22. Can I implore DRJ to keep posting? Or would that be counterproductive?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  23. A donde ira feroz y fatigada La Golondrina que de aqui se va …?

    Comment by nk — 12/28/2007 @ 7:44 am

    Una referencia hermosa a la canción, y una referencia divertida a la película. ¿Quién llama usted “El Grupo Salvaje”? :)

    no one you know (1f5ddb)

  24. I’m sorry to read you’ll be giving up guest posting, DRJ. I enjoy your posts and I admire your calm temperament.

    lc (1b1e61)

  25. That wasn’t what I intended but it’s OK. Music and art are evocative not didactic. It’s all in the eye of the beholder and the ear of the listener.

    nk (c87736)

  26. nk, was just funnin'; it was a beautiful song.

    Music and art are evocative not didactic.


    no one you know (1f5ddb)

  27. joining the call for drj to stay. i’d be happy to sacrifice christoph, blah, krazy kagu and enough other commenters to field a baseball team in order to effectuate this end.

    assistant devil's advocate (f4d1f7)

  28. How about posting on a once/week schedule?
    Just give us one day to go crazy trying to trip you up.
    How will we keep current on the wonderful things that happen in TX?
    Please stay.

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  29. What a wonderful group of people. Thank you all.

    Patterico, I’m sorry if I left the impression you kicked me out. Nothing could be further from the truth. You have been the perfect host and, as you know, leaving the guest-blogger position was my decision.

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  30. I have a 28 pound Maine Coon cat named Sam who would protect me with all of his ferocious might. I rescued him from a life of neglect and abuse when he was 16 months old and Sam knows the meaning of the word “loyal”. There is a reason he is nicknamed “Jaws”. Several people have been reasonably politely escorted from my home by the grip of Sam’s jaws on their pant leg.

    And yet, with me (and only me) he is the most loving, adorable, silly creature on the planet.

    Gayle Miller (187b6e)

  31. E-HEAVENLY GADS!!! DRJ is leaving???????????

    Granted, I’ve been busy lately. Haven’t had time to sneeze, much less to read my favorite blogs. But now I find this? Furthermore, hidden in the comments of a post regarding a ferocious three-pound chihuahua?

    Where are you headed, DRJ? Would one of you kind souls here kindly point me to the post I obviously missed regarding DRJ’s departure?

    DRJ, it has been a sincere pleasure to read your posts here over the past year or so. I have enjoyed you, raised an eyebrow or two, dribbled scotch down my chin in complete shock, and certainly learned quite a bit from your writings. Whatever your reasons for leaving, please know how very much you have been appreciated and how very much you will be missed.

    Very best wishes to you and yours.

    PS: You’ll just have to write more now, Patterico, and keep up the expected pace… 😉

    EHeavenlyGads (17aca7)

  32. Please don’t go, DRJ, or if you do, go knowing that you will be missed.

    htom (412a17)

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