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Justice minister's dog bites woman

The Local · 23 Dec 2011, 10:36

Published: 23 Dec 2011 10:36 GMT+01:00

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According to the Bild newspaper, the minister's black Scottish terrier “Franzi” was being taken for a walk at a lake near Munich when the 54-year-old victim approached, fed the beast a treat then touched his tail.

That’s when the dog allegedly attacked, slightly injuring the woman’s hand.

She is demanding €6,000 compensation, according to Bild.

Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger’s office confirmed that an incident had occurred but said the minister hadn’t been the one walking Franzi and wasn’t there.

Lawyers say the monetary demands being made by the plaintiff would likely be considered unrealistic by the court and reduced to a few hundred euros.

Franzi is well known in political circles as a favourite companion to the justice minister. When he’s not in Berlin, he’s often in the Munich area being cared for by Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger’s friends.

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The minister says he loves being petted and has never lashed out at others before.

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11:37 December 23, 2011 by strahlungsamt
That's one ugly dog. Wonder what she looks like?
14:11 December 23, 2011 by storymann
strahlungsamt lol

Dogs get a lot more leeway here in Germany than in the USA, I saw my neighbors dog bite a young man about 18, when the police arrived he pulled down his pants and showed the officer the two very large teeth punctures and there was a fair amount of blood.

Next day the dog was running around with out a tether again and nothing was done about the bite. I assumed because the victim called the police they would issue a summons to the owner,the owner said they did not.
17:32 December 23, 2011 by heyheyhey
Yowza! That woman is butt ugly!

If I were her dog and had to spend my life looking at that mug, I would bite also!

A brown paper bag would do nicely to improve the scenery!
17:54 December 23, 2011 by raandy
Ya you got that right, she would have to sneak up on a glass of water to get a drink
05:36 December 24, 2011 by Sastry.M
The relevant scriptures of Talmud may probably be consulted for deciding appropriate compensation.
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