03.15.16 5:01 AM ET
Cop Arrests Man After Killing His Dog While Trailer Burned Down
Richard Junkins lost everything when his double-wide trailer burned down last year. The flames were so severe that his wife fled without shoes, but Junkins would be stripped of more than his possessions.
Hours later, a Madison County, Alabama, sheriff’s deputy killed a member of his family: a 7-year-old black Labrador named Mr. Bear, a canine Junkins called his “son.” After all, the 46-year-old tinkerer, who makes a living off his patents, raised Mr. Bear since adopting him through a “free puppies” sign a few miles from his mobile home.
“They used to call him Beverly Hillbilly,” Junkins said of his dog. “Everywhere I went, Mr. Bear was in the front seat. Every time I went to the store, every time I done anything.”…