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Penn. Man Pepper-Sprays Trooper

March 08, 2012  | 

When his pet Chihuahua failed to scare off a state trooper, a Fayette County man said he used pepper spray on the uniformed trooper because he believed he was impersonating a police officer.

To giggles from a packed courtroom, Christopher Laurence Kelley, 48, told a judge a trooper came to his house in Georges to investigate a report that Kelley had interfered with an ambulance. But the officer left when the Chihuahua began to chew his boot, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

But the officer quickly returned—with two other troopers as backup—prompting Kelley to deploy the pepper spray.

"I sprayed it up his nose," Kelley testified.


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