Cop Watch

Friday, June 10, 2005

Confrontation Over Dogs On Leash Ends With Arrest, Night In Jail

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- A woman walking her dogs on the beach was forcibly arrested and spent a night in jail when a confrontation with police escalated into violence.

Angela Egnedoerfer was stopped by animal control officers Sunday afternoon for not having her dog on a leash. When she refused to sign a citation, Atlantic Beach police were called.

According to arrest police report, Egnedoerfer gave police a false name and Social Security number. After a number of verbal warnings, police said they forcibly took her to the ground and arrested her.

She feels the police overreacted to what was essentially a leash-law violation

"I spent the night in jail," Egnedoerfer said. "I had things on my ankles; on my wrists."