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Chihuahua Gets Blamed For NY Bomb Scare

Associated Press

May 17, 2011

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – A dog that wasn’t quite housebroken may have indirectly been responsible for a bomb scare at a New York courthouse.

The trouble began Friday when 19-year-old Melvin Ruffin arrived at a court complex in Central Islip following a long bus ride from his home in Bellport.

During the trip, another passenger’s Chihuahua urinated on his backpack.

So, he stashed the wet bag in some bushes while he went inside to answer a disorderly conduct citation.

But then a retired police officer saw the bag and alerted security.

The bomb squad was ultimately called in. Officers used a robot to determine that the bag didn’t contain anything harmful.

Ruffin tells Newsday that authorities let him off with a warning to be more careful next time about where he left his stuff.


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    Slappy23

    about 3 years ago

    158 Comments

    how bad could it have smelled? A Chihuahua weighs about 5 lbs how much could it pee?

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    mcjailer

    over 3 years ago

    90 Comments

    Hey, it worked for explaining what happened to his homework back in school.

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    Dewrah

    over 3 years ago

    270 Comments

    Long busride to answer for a citation, get your bag peed on, and then get chewed out by bomb squad for leaving it outside the courthouse, while ending up in the news over the ordeal. Can you say bad day?

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    Redsky

    over 3 years ago

    2918 Comments

    Sure blame the dog

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    bstites

    over 3 years ago

    1028 Comments

    Yea I hate those stupid dogs...............

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    BForJuvCor

    over 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    Haha...this is funny.

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    arobinette

    over 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    cute

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Next time he should take it into the Courthouse and stink the place up. See what happens when you try to be thoughtful of others you get your ass chewed for leaving the bag outside.

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    jwoods4290

    over 3 years ago

    66 Comments

    oh wow. damn little dogs

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    43952 Comments

    Of course, blame it on the dog...

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