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Canine Revenge
Tire puncturing culprit is caught on tape

After a six month manhunt, police have finally caught the mysterious car vandal puncturing car tires in the small village of Brampton, England. It turns out the culprit was not a man at all, but a Border Collie named Jess. The wayward pup was captured on video by Anne Taylor who set up surveillance after having to replace 12 tires on her vehicle.

Apparently Jess was involved in a car accident last year and, unbeknownst to her family, has been taking out her revenge on car tires. Anne's video shows Jess biting the front tire of a car, leaving for a break, and coming back for the back wheel. The slow tire leaks brought on havoc as drivers discovered the damage as they were driving on the road.

No one knew Jess was to blame because, from a distance, it looked like Jess was just sniffing the tires. After the discovery, Jess' owner was completely surprised and promised to keep Jess on leash from now on.

Fortunately there were no car accidents caused by Jess' tire habit and residents are relieved that the damage was not done by a malicious human (only a revenge seeking dog!). It's also a good reminder to keep our pups on leash in urban areas since cars and dogs don't mix!

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JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.

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