Man arrested for saving dogs in house fire
To Florida, where the Brevard County Fire Rescue crew are responding to calls of a fire at Wendell Joyner’s home. They arrive to find 58-year-old racing inside the burning home to save his three dogs.
“I got out of the house, and then I realised, ‘Oh, wait a minute, my dogs are in there’, ” says Joyner said. “So, I went back inside to look for my dogs.”
But the smoke is too thick. He needs to get in fast. So he picks up a firefighter’s axe and tosses it through a front window. At which point police jump Joyner, tossing him to the ground. He lands on his face. The cops take Joyner for a medical check up before booking him on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
“My defence is I was trying to save my dogs,” Joyner says. “I think at the most, they should’ve taken me aside, and if they felt that I needed it to be in a squad car until things settled.”
On a brighter note: the dogs were rescued.