Fort Worth mailman accused of mortally wounding family dog

WFAA 8 News – by Todd Unger

FORT WORTH — A mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service is under investigation for allegedly slamming a rock on a four-year-old Silky Terrier named Maxwell which had to eventually be euthanized.

Taiesha Brown was inside her east Fort Worth home on Saturday afternoon when her husband rushed in saying their 10-pound dog was bleeding badly.  

“He damaged the spinal cord, damaged his nerves,” Brown said on Monday.

The dog was rushed to the vet, where the family was told it was best that the dog be put down.

“I’m very angry,” Brown said. “He has seen our dog every day for five years;  [the letter carrier] knows that is our dog.”

Fort Worth police are conducting an animal cruelty investigation. The Postal Service said it, too, is doing an investigation, but said it appears the mail carrier felt threatened. In a statement, the USPS said:

“We are saddened at the loss of the customer’s pet. Local postal officials are conducting a thorough investigation … we understand that in this instance, the letter carrier was defending himself from a dog attack.”

But Ricardo Arzua, who lives across the street from where the incident happened, said he and another man were outside in his driveway and never noticed the dog being aggressive.

“I just heard this bang,” said Arzua, talking about the sound of the rock hitting the dog.  “He was a good dog.”

Arzua rushed to comfort the animal before the owners could make it out of their house.

The Browns said Maxwell somehow got out of their backyard, which is fenced.

They say they are planning to reach out to animal rights groups to bring more awareness to animal cruelty.


11 thoughts on “Fort Worth mailman accused of mortally wounding family dog

  1. Can I take a rock and “go Postal” on that POS mailman? Yes folks, take a look at that 10 lb package of pure viciousness, and tell me that postman felt “threatened”. I hope the residents in Fort Worth take action and fire this Neanderthal! A public “stoning” would be appropriate in this matter!

  2. I thought that these mailmen were always carrying pepper spray just incase this sort of thing happens.
    This punk mailman shuld have met my good buddy rotweiller. I can bet he naver would have had a chance to pick up that rock.

    1. That mailman vs. Benno. The only thing left of him would be in little chunks making in interesting texture to the “curly brown bombs” in the yard!

      1. Yep Millard, everyone really shoud have a dog like Benno was. Yea, somebody broke into my place and broke his back – the only way to stop my dog, and he was 17 yr.s old then – that is old for a rottweiller and he still had the balls to protect.

          1. This happened about 5 years ago and I am still looking for the ones that did that.I was working long days when this happened so they knew my work schedual.
            Yea, those bastards absolutely destroyed my place also.
            I think they were the cops looking for drugs or something because the cop that lives across the street all of a sudden has his new house up for sale as he well should.
            Yea, it will be a real bad day for anyone involved with this one when/if I find out those were responsible and were involved in anyway.
            Yep, I had to have special pemission to have that dog – got him from the dog trainer from the military base in Salinas Calif. military base

  3. Now this really pisses me. I have two dogs that are alot like Max,rarely are they out of my sight,as, I know I protect them -not the other way around. I’m afraid I would have taken that same rock and—– you get the point………….

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