For Want Of A Dog, Everything Was Lost


On 17 August 2001, a man named Jamie Ferrucci, 25, of East Haven, Connecticut was arrested for ramming his car through a dog compound gate with his car to free his husky named Rocky. Due to repeated complaints from the neighbors for being a neighborhood nuisance, the dog was taken into custody by an animal control officer.

Needless to say, he was charged with trespassing and criminal mischief.

The stupid thing is that he could have just paid $10 to get his dog back, said Eric Curtis, an Assistant Animal Control Officer.

Ferrucci did not only have to face criminal and civil charges, but also his car was wrecked, and Rocky somehow got away during the chaos and the police was unable to find him.

Source: New Haven Register, 21 August 2001



About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is
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25 Responses to For Want Of A Dog, Everything Was Lost

  1. Benjay says:

    That guy was from Mud lake originally:


  2. Beth says:

    What a story! Thank you for sharing…Happy weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lexandneek says:

    Thank you for liking our post, “Do You Recognize this Place? – Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce, California” Enjoyed reading your blogpost. Pretty sad story! I guess it’s better to think first before doing anything rash. Looking forward to reading more posts.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. chryssed says:

    there a theory to the madness or is it all just madness in the theory

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 2ndhalfolife says:

    What a sad and tragic story?! People are so strange.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Garfield Hug says:

    Sorry typo Much ado…I meant

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Garfield Hug says:

    But ado but little was got! He lost all…silly man!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Joan Egert says:

    It´s always good to think calmy before acting..

    Liked by 2 people

  9. the minds of some to cause chaos

    Liked by 1 person

  10. …but…Rocky is free! #RunRockyRun

    Entirely too silly! 😄😄😄

    Liked by 2 people

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