Residents Report Landscaper Attempting to Poison Dogs
Three residents report seeing a landscaper leave hot dog pieces on the grass at 550 Medford Street.
If you walk your dog on Medford Street near its intersection with Main Street and Bunker Hill Street, don’t let it eat anything.
Three dog owners recently told police at District A-15 they saw a landscaper at the Bricklayers Apprentice Fund at 550 Medford St. leave what they believe to be poisoned hot dog pieces on the grass.
The resident who reported the incident told police that he saw the landscaper with “a [five]-gallon bucket of a blue/green solution believed to be antifreeze with hot dogs soaking inside.”
The witness said that he saw the landscaper spread the hotdog pieces around in the grass after completing his work.
“The witness confronted the suspect, stating ‘are you trying to poison the dogs?’” a police report read.
“The suspect replied ‘yes,’” the witness told police. The pair argued before the landscaper left. Once the landscaper had gone, the witness collected the hot dog pieces in his own five-gallon bucket before informing police of the incident. Two neighbors accompanied him to the district A-15 police department. They told officers that they had seen the same man performing the landscaping at earlier times and had noticed hotdog pieces left behind after his departure.
Police took the collected hotdogs as evidence. As of Wednesday morning, according to the department, the case had not been updated and was still under investigation.
The woman who answered the phone at the Bricklayers Apprentice Fund said that no one within the organization would speak to the press on this matter.