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Woman locked dog in trunk: Police

A woman has been cited with animal cruelty after police say she locked her dog in the trunk of her car while she shopped.

Twenty-two-year-old Emilia Szymborska says the 1-year-old cockapoo named Lalia was running all over the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Tullytown, Pa., on Sunday.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports she says she locked the dog in the trunk for about 15 minutes while she went shopping.

She says she wanted to teach the dog a lesson.

A store employee called police, who popped the trunk and let the dog out; the dog wasn't harmed.

Szymborska is cited with animal cruelty, a summary offense that carries a $300 fine.

-- Bucks County Courier Times

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 10, 2010; 7:50 AM ET
Categories:  Animal Stories , Around the Nation  
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Here's an idea. Lock her in the trunk for 15 minutes

Posted by: msdooby1 | September 10, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

SHE should be "taught a lesson".

Posted by: ceefer66 | September 10, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I see its gone from leaving dogs in the car to locking them up in the trunk. Wait until we get another day in the high 80's and lock her in the trunk for 15 minutes. Her attitude towards dogs and any other pets will surely change.

Posted by: beenbrokesince_90 | September 10, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Yet another case of questionable intelligence...how exactly would locking a dog in the trunk teach it anything but to hate cars?
If you're going to own a pet then train it. If you can't send it to someone who can or don't own it.
At 1 year old there's still plenty of puppy left in a dog so it probably isn't going to listen as well as a mature dog. Just don't take it with you shopping...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 10, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

She should not have a dog. There lots of dog owners that do not know how to handle dogs such as my neighbors that let their dogs just bark all the time at any hour. Dog owners should be more considerate of their neighbors and be the pack leader and understand that dogs live in the moment and do not understand delayed punishment.

Posted by: RCORNETT | September 10, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope she is fined the max and the dog confiscated...some sort of mental evaluation should be in order...All is not well with that woman....

Posted by: pentagon40 | September 11, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

The punishment for animal abuse doesn't fit the crime (Michael Vick was the exception). The laws need to be more severe. That fine is laughable but what see did to that dog is not. I hope she's no longer permitted to have pets. I hope she doesn't have children.

Posted by: skinfreak | September 12, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

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