FedEx killed my dog too
MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE -- Just before Christmas, 2010, while I was out buying dog food, a FedEx driver came into my yard to deliver a package (I guess) and killed my dog and left him in the snow to die without even checking the dog's injuries or notifying me until asked about it by law enforcement. I was gone only a little over an hour. The week before, the dog had barked at the driver and he left furious and cursing under his breath, so I didn't even have to think about who did it. The most unnerving aspect of the incident was that the dog had no signs of being "accidentally run over" as the lying bum told me and law enforcement.
The "detective" assigned to "investigate" the incident never even saw the scene where it happened, never saw a single photo of the scene, and formed his "opinion" about what happened without even letting me know that he was finished with his "investigation." I was told by [snip] "That's Messed Up!" website, that it was assumed that the driver "accidentally hung him with the bumper while backing out." This is the type of generalizing and stupidity that causes so many crimes to go unsolved.
Had this "judge/detective" gotten off his butt and done his job properly he would have seen that NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD "BACK" OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY!! It has a large area, similar to a cul-de-sac, that allows for a car, truck, or even a semi to pull in and without any "backing" at all, circle and leave. The house was previously owned by a semi driver and I'm sure that is what he designed the driveway for. In addition, like the other story here, my driveway is over a quarter mile, close to 1/2 mile long. The dog was a registered German Shepard in prime condition, 10 months old, and I have no doubt whatsoever that a truck traveling at 10mph would be able to run over his head (the only place there was trauma) with him giving it his full attention. Also THE DOG WASN'T IN THE DRIVEWAY, HE WAS IN THE GRASS APPROX. 10' FROM THE DRIVEWAY AND APPROX. 110 yards. FROM WHERE THE PACKAGE WAS LEFT! THERE WAS NO GRAVEL OR TREADMARKS ANYWHERE ON THE DOG AND NO BLOOD OR HAIR OR EVEN DISTURBED GRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE AREA! (Very light gray gravel just washed by melting snow)
When asked if FedEx would replace my dog, their spokesman said that he had been in "contact with the family and expressed their condolences." THIS IS A BLATANT LIE! There is no "family" as I live alone and the only contact I've had from FedEx was the liar who came to deliver another package THE NEXT DAY AFTER LAW ENFORCEMENT STARTED ASKING THEM ABOUT IT. He said that he did not drive the day my dog was killed. He admitted he was the one my dog barked at, and he was delivering on the day he told me this lie, but it was an anonymous "someone else" who actually killed the dog, he just "forgot to contact me" after he told the "guilty driver" that "I will handle it". It was a driver who was "so upset" that he left my home and felt he should tell his supervisor-the liar I was talking to. Not to tell me anything or see if the dog needed a vet. NO NOTE WAS LEFT, NO PHONE CALL UNTIL THE "DETECTIVE" TOLD HIM TO CALL ME AND SAY SOMETHING" . My dog was at home minding his business, he would come to anyone offering him a snack. EVEN-IF-HE-HAD-PREVIOUSLY-BARKED-AT-YOU!!!
"Seek first to understand-THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD!!!!!"- Steven Covey
THIS IS MY H_O_M_E, NOT TO BE VIOLATED IN SUCH A WAY BY A_N_Y_O_N_E!!!