Turkish man arrested for shooting two stray dogs that attacked his son
A man in the southern Turkish province of Adana has been arrested for shooting two stray dogs after they attacked his son.
The 42-year-old suspect, identified only as Tuncay K., told police that he had sent his son out for shopping in the Çukurova district on Dec. 15, but the child came back home crying after being harassed by two stray dogs.
The man took his hunting rifle, went to the Kurttepe Park and shot the two dogs. One of the dogs was killed on the spot, while the second was wounded.
After the passersby in the park filed complaints, police inspected security camera footage and raided Tuncay K.’s home.
The suspect, who was arrested by the court, told journalists that he regretted that he shot the dogs.
“They bit my son. Our children cannot go to school because of some 10-15 stray dogs in the area. I had repeatedly warned the officials by sending the photos of the dogs to do something about this problem,” he said.