A white woman called the police on a Black man because his dog humped her dog at a dog park.
Just when you thought you’d heard it all, a new story comes out about a white woman calling the police on a Black man. This time, a woman has claimed a man’s dog “assaulted” her dog by humping her dog as they played. The incident happened on Wednesday when Franklin Baxley paid a visit to Attleboro Dog Park with his pooch. But when Baxley’s dog began humping a white woman’s dog, she became upset and called the police after asking the man to leave the park.
“Your dog keeps humping my dog and assaults him,” the woman told police over the phone. Baxley then began recording her. “My dog’s assaulting your dog, do you listen to yourself?” Baxley answered after he separated the dogs. The woman then accused Baxley of “verbally assaulting” her and breaking the park’s rules. “I know the rules,” Baxley said. “I’ve seen every single dog hump another dog here. You heard of Barbecue Becky cause this is the newest one, right here,” He added. “I bet if I was white you wouldn’t have called the cops.”
As Baxley continued to record the incident, another white woman intervened, saying she was upset by him recording. “I love this video stuff, like everybody cares.” Eventually, an officer showed up, and immediately went after Baxley who had his car running, saying that it’s “actually a motor vehicle citation.” Baxley said he didn’t know that and would shut it off, and tried to explain what had happened. “She told me to leave the park because my dog assaulted the dog by humping him. That’s where we’re at, sir,” Baxley said.
Baxley then explained the woman accused him of threatening her after he stood next to her to explain that his dog was just being an animal. “Don’t do that, sir. Don’t do that to people,” the officer told him. ”That could be considered as an assault because even though you didn’t touch the person, but you’re like that close.” When the initial white woman said “I don’t know why he’s doing this. It’s really annoying” the police responded, “Oh, I’m used to it though.” Afterwards, the officer threatened to ticket Baxley, so he decided to leave, saying he didn’t want things to get “worse,” according to NBC News.
The Attleboro Police Department has not responded to requests for comment.