Daniel Lacin Shoots Neighbor's Pit Bulls With Paintball Gun When They Won't Stop Barking

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Adorable animals in trouble! The New York Post reports that Daniel Lacin, "an uptight Swiss man" who lives in Brooklyn, became so irritated by his neighbor's dogs' nonstop barking (perhaps this is why he's uptight?) that he shot them with a paintball gun. Their owner, Peter Wojcik, was allegedly told by Lacin, "In Switzerland, we train our dogs not to bark," which seems a ridiculous statement, not to mention beside the point. While Lacin does have the right to be annoyed by ceaseless barking, he doesn't have the right to bring a paintball gun, or Switzerland, into the matter.

At the end of the paintball attack, Baby, a pit-bull-terrier mix, had been hit 10 times, with three to the face, and Birdie, an pit-bull-mastiff mix, had been hit five times. Poor doggies, the most innocent parties in this canine-based Hatfields and the McCoys.

Wojcik, 32, said he was in the shower when he heard a "tat-tat-tat-tat" noise. "Then, I heard Baby squeal like a pig and scream," he said. "I come out in a towel, and my dogs are covered in paint."

"I yelled, 'Who's the f - - king p- - -y shooting at my dogs?!'

"Then I see a guy up on the roof with a paintball gun. He says, 'Tell your dogs to shut the f - - k up.' "

When Wojcik complained about the dogs' injuries, he said, Lacin replied, "Your dog is not dead. What are you worried about?"

Nice. Lacin, who is said to be a dog-lover by his lawyer, was arraigned on various charges yesterday, including reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and injuring and torturing animals. He was freed without bail.

Ironically, in jail, he probably wouldn't have heard Baby and Birdie barking. Meanwhile, any "dog-lover" would know that shooting dogs with a paintball gun isn't going to get them to be quiet.

Yelping pooches paintballed [NYP]


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busprof24u
busprof24u

First let me say that I have raised and trained dogs since I was a child.  Now let me say that shooting dogs that are on their owners property is totally ridiculous. Record the incessant barking and take it to the police or prosecutor.  


At least 98% of the problems had with dogs are because of their owners lack of respect for everyone else that lives around or passes by their home (especially if you live in rural areas).  


I have neighbors all around us that have dogs.  I would let them have free roam of my 9 acres...because I love dogs so much...then they started to claim my property as theirs.  My next door neighbor took the initiative and stopped his dogs from attacking my family, while the neighbors across the road have been told about this time and time again w/nothing being done.  My wife came home from shopping this morning and got pinned in her car by this "Pack".  She then called me on her cell phone because she knows I will stare them down...if one bites me he will only get that one shot because I will split his damn jaw.  


At this point I will be going to Walmart TODAY and buying an airsoft pistol and a paintball gun.  One for her use and one for my daughter...we all Love dogs and the only reason that I don't have a Rottweiler and either a Belgian Malinois or 

Warlock Doberman now trained to take care of my family and property line is because I have been too busy working two jobs...I am down to one now and that too will now change and I am looking for two dogs in the spring.  It will take another year to get them fully trained.  But, today this ends.  


Oh, and one more thing....I can guarantee you that my dogs will not terrorize my neighbors or children riding their bicycles. 

allisa.jacqueline
allisa.jacqueline

Crazy story, the guy clearly has issues! He should stick to playing paintball online instead :P

Rob Wane
Rob Wane

How cruel is that? Imagine shot with protective gears and uniform very painful indeed and to shoot a pet with that is totally insane.

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Airsoft guns
Airsoft guns

The Adorable animals are in trouble because of air soft guns.Their should be a proper training conducted for using a air soft guns.

Dean Donavan
Dean Donavan

OMG This makes me sick. I have dogs and cats and I know that they can be loud ad the most awkward times. This is not a reason to shoot them with a paintball, or airsoft gun. All this does is put a blemish on the sport of paintball and airsoft. Everyone thinks this is what all players do. And that is not the case. Use your heads people. How would you feel if someone started shooting you just case your saying something they dont want to hear. Yet another one of those cases that would help snowball legislation in favor of SB798. Come on people educate!! thats the key. ere take a look at this. http://www.airsplat.com/toy-gu...

runloganrun
runloganrun

Hello villagers. I'm Swiss. Mr. Lacin should be tried and convicted of causing bodily harm to those dogs, and he should also have his behind spanked for plain shooting that weapon of his in a residential area. Mind you, here in Switzerland we don't like that kind of behaviour and it's very easily a mix of offenses, each and every one considered criminal and very stupid in nature.

Please teach him some manners, or consider sending him home, so we can have a go at it. Thank you very much.

So, his lawyer says he's a dog lover. Dog lovers over here don't shoot at dogs. If his defense seriously claims him to be a dog lover, he should maybe be locked away for being a complete and utter psycho.

My Rott doesn't quite understand why I am suddenly somewhat angry, but I am sure my paintballing buddies will agree that Mr. Lacin should no longer be welcome on their premises.

skyler
skyler

These are not hyper-aggressive vicious junk yard dogs.   They do not live in a ghetto apartment with a garbage filled back yard where they are left for days at a time.  I know these dogs and I know Peter and have spent many a wonderful evenings in their adorable backyard where the dogs are free to come inside and go back outside as they please.  These dogs are best friends with my tiny Boston Terrier whom they roll over for on a regular basses.  They are sweethearts.  I don't understand how anybody can even entertain the idea of thinking that this Lacin has any remote right to do what he did.  Has anyone considered that Lacin is a sociopath?  That maybe barking just a handful of times was enough to trigger his sadistic nature?  In fact, Peter's neighbors have an extremely obnoxious rat terrier (sorry to sell you out, Chucky) who really does bark ceaselessly.  What if he would have been the victim?  The five boroughs would be up in arms wanting this man hung.  But because they are larger dogs with pitbull in them, some people find it way easier to assume they are out of control and the owner isn't raising them properly.

Special note for Daniel Lacin: In America, we teach our children not to shoot dogs.

Inspector Murphy
Inspector Murphy

Post written just like a white woman of privilege-- oh, aren't even obnoxious dogs adorable?! 

Try growing up in the neighborhoods (or rural areas elsewhere) were hyper-aggressive dogs are a daily reality and see how quickly you change your tune.

Or better yet, BORROW someone's dog, pitbull size or bigger, and walk through the S. Bronx, Jamaica, Brownsville etc and be amazed when you see even 'intimidating' dudes giving you wide berth on the sidewalk. Dude with bigger dogs with ship anchor-chain collars might still a problem.

In any case, it's goddamn Brooklyn-- unless you live out in Canarsie, Mill Basin or own a junkyard, what the fuck are your dogs doing outside for long periods anyway?

Cas_eindhoven
Cas_eindhoven

Dogs need to be shot-up with something.  I hate having dogs come out of nowhere jumping against the fence growling and barking ferociously as I pass by!  Have often thought of carrying mace to use on 'em...would love to mace the owners more, of course!

Jen Doll
Jen Doll

oh, shut up. regardless of where you live or what your race or "privilege" is, it's not particularly effective to silence dogs by shooting them with paint.  Inspector Murphy, how many times are you going to write this kind of comment using a different alias? Note also that I don't think the owner is particularly in the right. But clearly I have only ever seen a Yorkie wearing a bowtie, so what do I know?

Inspector Murphy
Inspector Murphy

As soon as you start reporting-- or even thinking you might have readers-- from Brownsville, Mott Haven, South Jamaica etc-- I'll let you slide. Just because Ortega is from out of town and doesn't know better means you should get a pass for consistently pushing the nearly all-white and uptight media hegemony. And no, trying to be 'clever' isn't compensation for the day-in, day-out distortion of what New York City is for many (even most).

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