Uniformed Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Having A Gun

A uniformed Tennessee officer was asked to leave an Outback restaurant because he was carrying his duty weapon.

Cleveland, TN – A uniformed Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officer said that Outback Steakhouse management asked him to leave the Cleveland restaurant on Friday night, because he refused to remove his duty weapon from their “gun free zone.”

TWRA Officer Andrew Ward explained the interaction in a Facebook post, and called the situation “a first.”

“While I was at work tonight (in uniform) I stopped by Outback Steakhouse to eat supper with my wife,” he wrote in the post. “I was approached by the manager and asked if I would put my gun in my truck. I let her know that I couldn’t because I was in uniform.”

Officer Ward said that the manager left for a moment to go make a phone call, but then soon returned to his table.

“We were asked to leave because Outback is a gun free zone,” Officer Ward wrote.

The officer defended the manager in his post, and seemed to recognize that she was delivering a message that was made by someone above her pay grade.

“I don’t blame the manager…but this is ridiculous and we will never go back there ever again,” Officer Ward continued. “What is this country coming to? A uniformed Law Enforcement Officer who is sworn to protect and serve the public, is refused service because they have a firearm! I am disgusted and have no other words!!!”

Approximately two hours later, Officer Ward posted an update on the situation.

“The manager has apologized…and stated a lady sitting next to our table felt scared for her life!” the officer wrote. “She said police are shooting people and she could have gotten shot in the parking lot and the manager had to walk…her and her husband to their vehicle.”

“Seriously she was scared for her life?” Officer Ward asked. “We were joking and laughing with our server as we ordered then prayed. What was scary about that?”

In addition to her apology, Officer Ward said the manager told him he would be receiving a $100 gift card, redeemable at multiple restaurants.

“We’ve always allowed uniformed law enforcement officers to carry their side arms inside our restaurants,” Outback’s parent company, Bloomin Brands, said in a statement to WTVC. “A manager made a mistake and we have discussed this with her. We have contacted the guest personally and apologized.”

“The amount of support our community has shown us is truly humbling,” Officer Ward said in a final post on the matter. “Outback has called and apologized to me and my family and we have truly accepted this apology. There was a mistake made and that’s it… we all make mistakes…and must move forward with our lives.”

“I have spoken with the manger involved, the regional manager and the Vice President of operations for Outback today,” the officer told WTVC in a text message.

“They have apologized profusely and I have accepted their apology and the issue in my opinion has been concluded,” he said.

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Man With Concealed Carry Pistol Saves Utah Police Officer

The man saw an officer taking a beating and he had the means and the will to stop it.

Springville, UT – A citizen with a concealed carry pistol was able to end the attack on Springville police officer on Friday.

The incident started just before 2 p.m. when an officer saw feet hanging out of a Tabitha’s Way donation bin along Main Street in Springville, according to KSTU.

The officer stopped and ordered the suspect, Paul Anderson, to get out of the bin. Anderson got out and put his hands in his pockets.

The officer repeatedly ordered Anderson to take his hands out of his pockets and he refused. Finally, Anderson did take his hands out of his pockets and he started punching the officer in the face.

Anderson continued to beat the officer until Derek Meyer saw what was happening.

Meyer pulled in behind the police car and had his concealed carry pistol ready. He drew the gun on the suspect and ordered him to stop attacking the officer.

When Anderson saw the gun, he ran away.

The officer was transported to the hospital for a fractured eye socket and facial lacerations.

A manhunt ensued and Anderson was captured about an hour and a half later, when officers found him hiding under a flatbed truck.

Springville PD Corporal Cory Waters told KSTU that Meyer’s actions likely saved a life.

“Had he not been in the right place at the right time, who knows what would have happened,” Corporal Waters said. “But he definitely stopped the attack from continuing and becoming much worse. He might have even saved either one of their lives. It could have gone really bad, even for the suspect.”

Meyer spoke to KSTU and said that he believes that anybody would have stopped to help if they had been in the same situation. Thankfully, Meyer had the means to end the attack.

“I carry a gun to protect me and those around me, but primarily I carry a gun to protect my family first and foremost,” Meyer told KSTU. “Outside of that, if I were to use my gun to protect anyone it would be law enforcement or military personnel.”

Dog is stabbed and still refuses to release the thief who assaulted him

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The loyalty of a dog is something really impressive! Finn is a German Shepherd who worked in the police with Dave Wardell, a policeman who treated his four-legged friend like his son. Before retiring, the puppy was 7 years old patrolling the streets, always being an amazing “agent”.

However, he was seriously injured in an operation to capture an assailant who, when he was knocked over by the dog, stabbed him severely!

Finn stepped in and bit the assailant’s leg until he hit the floor. But the man turned his back and, without measuring the consequences, buried a metal object in the dog’s chest. Not being satisfied that he had harmed the poor dog, the thief didn’t hesitate to attack the officer, who was confused by what had happened.

Despite the reserved state of health, the German Shepherd continued to pull the suspect’s leg and eventually saved the agent’s life! “The first thing I thought of was controlling the blood he was losing. I lifted his paw and heard a noise from the blood. It was the air that was being absorbed through his wound hole.”, said Dave.

Blood covered the officer’s hands and clothes, and he thought his brave boy was dying in front of him.

After the attack, the officer got Finn in his arms and took him to the local vet. The dog was transferred to another clinic during an interminable journey of almost half an hour, where his quick breaths and the weak beats of his heart threatened his life.

Once in the clinic, he underwent surgery to treat the wound on his lungs. “Please save my baby. He saved my life.”, said Dave. Luckily, everything went as intended and the doggie survived! Once at home the officer shared a photo on the social networks, showing his torso and his scar:

Shortly after, Finn returned to the service and the man who stabbed him was sentenced to only four months in prison.

However, Finn has already saved many lives, including his partner’s and last year it was time to retire. Thank you for everything hero! Sure enough, he’s getting a lot of love and affection from Dave.

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Rescuers Rush To Save Dog Curled Up In The Freezing Snow For Two Days To Find He’s Protecting Something

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Siberia is not an accommodating place to live.

It’s brutal and severe and even adults should never, ever go hiking alone.

And when a defenseless 2-year-old is left outside in the elements, the poor innocent baby has almost zero chance of survival.

In short, getting lost or abandoned out there essentially means death.

So when a totally evil woman abandoned her small child on a frigid cold Siberian night, nobody thought the little tyke was going to survive.

Even if they could reach him, temperatures were plummeting to -12 degrees Celsius (about 10 degrees Fahrenheit).

Almost nobody could survive, much less an toddler…right?

Well, nobody told one hero dog that the situation was hopeless.

This amazing canine spotted the freezing child and quickly approached; seeing the little boy in tremendous distress, the dog knew what it had to do:

He quickly wrapped himself around the 2-year-old, imparting a lot of body heat and warmth thanks to his fur.

And there he stayed for two whole days, protecting the boy with his body.

Incredibly, neighbors finally found the pair and though the child was suffering from hypothermia, he was definitely alive!

The callous mother of that little boy is now up on charges, too, and she deserves nothing less than a stiff punishment.

Dogs rescuing children in dire straits seems to be par for the course in Siberia, though.

Three years earlier, a 3-year-old girl named Karina got lost in the wilderness with her dog. That dog eventually returned after 9 days and led rescuers to Karina!

Both children are alive and well today, all thanks to man’s best friend.

Doesn’t get much more miraculous than this!

Source: Honest to Paws

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

A loyal dog was tragically separated from her family in the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand when it was thought that she fell off her family’s boat.

The dog managed to paddle her way to shore, and landed at the Rama V pier, where she patiently waited for over 30 days for her family to come get her.

But the sad reality is they never came. The dog stayed right there on the pier. She prowled day after day, on the lookout for her family.

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

For weeks, she foraged for food and water. Thanks to the kindness of strangers, she didn’t starve. And when she was finally picked up, she was healthy.

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

Still, the dog continued looking for her family. She sat there on the pier, staring off into the horizon searching for her family’s boat.

According to a Facebook post by Thanawan Tongporn, she waited there for a full month, hoping her family might come back for her. But the sad reality is they never did. The post was shared more than 11,000 times, and soon went viral all over Thailand.

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

Her situation seemed hopeless until finally a young family stepped in and decided to adopt the dog and give her a place to stay. They named the dog Tha Ruea, which means pier in English.

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back
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Nobody knows what happened to her family or why they never came back for her, or even why the precious dog was staring at the river endlessly for days on end.

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back
Dog Waited on A Lonely Pier For A Month Hoping Her Family Would Come Back

But thankfully, she was saved. The dog now lives in a spacious home with its very own backyard pool.

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Man Dragged By Car Trying To Save His Dog From Being Dognapped

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A 15-year-old cocker spaniel dog named Otis was finally returned to his owner after being stolen in a shocking dognapping incident while on a walk to the park.

Michael Heredia was walking Otis, along with two other dogs to the park. They were only two blocks from his house when he noticed a dark-colored Nissan Altima pull up about a block ahead of him.

“I saw a guy get out on his cell phone and walk towards me, but I didn’t think anything of it,” Mike said.

Then all of a sudden, Mike heard his dog Otis yelp. Mike turned and saw the man scoop up the dog and run to the waiting car and then toss the dog inside. The dog was not on a leash.

Mike sprang into action. This was his dog they were taking!

“I jumped through the window — I was halfway in and halfway out — trying to get my dog back,” Mike said.

Then the female drive took off, with Mike still hanging out of the front passenger window up to his waist.

The man in the car was hitting Mike in the face at that point, trying to get him to let go and drop out of the car.

Mike knew he was in severe danger. The car was speeding down the road with him hanging out of the window.

He told the woman to slow down so he could get out. But she screamed and sped up, and he fell out.

Man Dragged By Car Trying To Save His Dog From Being Dognapped

Mike was left battered and bruised. He suffered a separated shoulder, scrapes and road rash all over his body, and some bruising to his face. Witnesses called for help and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Mike just doesn’t understand why someone would try to steal his dog. He’s very worried about his dog because Otis is not a young dog and needs care.

“This is the first time I have ever heard of anything like this,” said Lt. Lori Davenport with the Claremont Police Department. “But we are looking into it and have interviewed witnesses to try to get a little more information about the people and the vehicle involved.”

Luckily this story has a happy ending. Finally, the police found the dog and notified Mike. They were reunited immediately. It seems that the dognappers left him at the dog park where Mike was originally headed.

The dog was extra-thirsty, but otherwise seemed unharmed.

Mike is extremely happy to have his beloved dog back, and police are still looking for the dognappers. They are said to have been driving a dark-colored Nissan Altima with “Geneva Motors” paper plates.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Claremont Police Department at 909-399-5411.

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Firefighter Pulls Dog Out Of A Burning House And Then He Learns There Is Another One Inside

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A courageous firefighter, Paul McNeely of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue in Virginia, ran into a burning home to rescue an unconscious dog named Roxy in the home where he and his team had responded.

When the fire department first arrived at the house, they were relieved to see that it looked as if nobody was home. But then they found out there were pets inside.

Roxy’s dog sister, Daisy, had already been taken out of the house. She was found buried under a pile of broken furniture, covered in debris, and barely clinging to life. Firefighters were working to revive her, but then a neighbor yelled out that there was another dog in the house.

Paul quickly connected a body camera and ran inside to find the dog. He found her lying unconscious on the floor behind the couch. He immediately picked her up and took her side where the rest of the team was waiting to treat her.

Rescuers immediately put an oxygen mask on the dog. It took four oxygen tanks within an hour to bring both dogs back to life.

“We were all shocked,” Paul said of the moment when they began to show signs of life.

“It felt good. It did. I’m a grown man. I’ll admit it, it made me want to cry,” Paul says in the video. “Any animal that’s in a house with a family relies on the family to take care of [him or her], and [Roxy] was helpless.”

Firefighter Pulls A Dog Out Of A Burning House And Then He Learns There Is Another One Inside

Thanks to Paul and his fire department’s team, both dogs were safely removed from the home and were taken to be examined by a veterinarian. They are doing well and it expected they would fully recover.

A week after the rescue PETA arranged a reunion with the fire department and the dogs they rescued. PETA presented the fire department with a Compassionate Fire Department Award.

Paul got a little emotional during the reunion. “When we came back to the station it made us feel good,” he said. “It made us all feel good. You can’t save them all but it feels good when you do.”

PETA’s motto is, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way.”

PETA strongly recommends that anyone who has animals in their house put a sign on their doors or windows to alert rescue workers that their pets are inside. You can order stickers from the PETA Catalog or make your own.

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Couple See Something Moving In The Trash, They Just Have To Go Back To Help!

When its cold outside a great way to bring the circulation back to the body is a little bourbon, this couple was warming up with a little Kentucky bourbon while touring the distilleries, that’s when they saw something moving in a pile of trash…

It was near Maker’s Mark factory they spotted something moving in a trash pile on the side of the road, it was completely empty apart from this movement they saw.

Katharine Kulka said: – “We thought he may belong to a family on one of the nearby farms and has just escaped his fence”

She told her story to the Humane Society (KHS) she was not sure at first if she should interfere, she wasn’t sure at first if the dog belonged to someone.

The temperatures were only in the teens, and while they were at the distillery he was on their minds, they couldn’t stop thinking about him, they just knew they had to return to help him!

Katharine said:

“He looked so lonely and cold curled up on the bag of trash”

This doggie was really trying to keep warm, on the trash bag, catching as much sun as possible.

They returned, and as they got close to him they could really see that he was desperate fo human contact, he jumped off the trash bad and came to greet them.

Katharine said:

“As soon as we reached out our hands for him to sniff, he got up off his trash bag bed and approached us …Despite looking timid, as soon as we petted his head, his tail started to wag! He was super sweet, and wanted to cuddle right on our laps.”

The doggie was really cold, you cold see his ribs, how long he had been there was anyone guess, and his last meal, well they were certainly few and far between.

They put a blanket down for him in the back seat of the car and took him with them!

Katharine said:

“He was very lethargic the first 20 minutes or so, but as he started to warm up, the heat seemed to invigorate him …He sat up, looking out the windows.”

Thankfully the KHS was open even though is was the holiday period. Whiskey is what it was decided to call him and he was about to have a completely new beginning.

Andrea Blair from the KHS said:

“We don’t know if Whiskey was abandoned or was a stray …He was found on a cold day with temperatures in the teens and the wind chill in the single digits. He was not microchipped, not neutered, no tags and no collar.”

Whisky waited a short nine days at the shelter before a loving family decided he was perfect and took him home with them.

The family, with four boys embraced Whisky in his new home, he was going to have a ball playing and spending time with his lovely forever family!

Nowadays the snow outside is NOT a place where he has to endure abd fight to survive, he can look out of the window at the snow, relax and play with the boys, who he will see grow up!

KHS said:

“He will never be left out in the cold or go hungry again”

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Dog Drags Garbage Bag Back Home – But Its Contents Shocked His Owner

The dog’s a hero!

A dog named Pui, a male Thai Bangkaew has won the hearts of many in Thailand due to one thing he did. Pui is a canine belonging to Gumnerd Thongmak and his family. Hailing from Tha Rua district, Bangkok, Pui has made local headlines due to one garbage bag he dragged home.

As per his usual visit to the dumpster, Pui chanced upon a white plastic bag, which he gently pulled out from the tall pile of debris and brought it home. His family, used to him being gone most of the day, came immediately out to investigate once he started barking at the bag to gain their attention. At first, they reprimanded Pui for bringing unnecessary trash back home – until they noticed the bag.

The bag moved – there was something inside! Thongmak’s niece snipped the top of the bag open and peered inside – only to spot a newborn baby!

The family quickly rushed the infant to the hospital. Doctors informed them that the baby was premature, aged merely 7 months’ old. Her weight clocked in at 4 pounds and 8 ounces, which was light for a newborn. However, the baby thrived and doctors managed to get her stable.

Pui received a leather collar as well as a medal courtesy of the Tha Rua district Red Cross Chapter – for saving the baby’s life! Pui’s owner even got a $300 reward for his dog’s heroic act!

Local police believe that the baby’s mother was most likely a teenage girl working at a factory nearby.

Pui’s other owner, Poomrat Thongmak, has expressed her interest in adopting the baby girl as one of her own.

The reason? Thongmak smiles and said that it was “destiny” which brought them all together as one happy family.

What do you think ?

Check Out This 1965 Impala “The Imposter” Created By Chip Foose!

Scottie features another car from the Great eight contenders competing for the Ridler award from the recently held Detroit Autorama 2015.

This time, it is the 1965 Impala modified and built by Chip Foose.

Foose is well known for his impressive car restoration skills and he also star the show Overhaulin on Velocity.

This 1965 Impala which is also called the Imposter actually won the Ridler Award.

It is called the Imposter because spectators might have to take a closer look because this Big Chevy is actually slightly smaller than it appears.