Dog Owner Accused Of Ordering Attack On Ranger
A chocolate Lab named “Rampage” is being considered a deadly weapon in Cody, where a man faces an aggravated assault charge for allegedly commanding the pup to attack a Wyoming park ranger.
The Powell Tribune reports that a Buffalo Bill State Park ranger was cut and bruised by Rampage in September when the ranger tried to interview 31-year-old dog owner Benjamin B. Daniels. Daniels allegedly smelled of alcohol and was trying to drive his Jeep out of a muddy patch.
Daniels allegedly yelled “Get him, Rampage,” and the dog attacked. Another ranger used pepper spray on Daniels and handcuffed him.
At the time, Daniels was free on bond on an unrelated charge. Daniels is being held on that charge and has pleaded not guilty to the dog-related assault.