I’ll be blunt, this woman is an idiot.
Here’s what I know about the Internet, no matter what you say or do, someone will disagree, troll you, say hurtful things, and hide behind their computer screen. Once you put something on the Internet, you become fair game. It may not be right or fair but it’s the reality of 2015.
So when Facebook user Katie Brown posted a picture of her dog muzzled with electrical duct tape, I smiled because I knew what was coming. She posted the picture along with the status “This is what happens when you don’t shut up”.
The woman that has ties to Avon, Connecticut and Florida has been sought after by authorities since the picture was shared several thousand times. At one point she even responded to the haters stating that she had removed the tape and that the dog had stopped barking and “Point made”. Uh-huh.
Police were overwhelmed with calls and both Connecticut and Florida officials are on the hunt to locate this woman. She was allegedly back in Connecticut this past weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday, but no word on what will happen or if she was found.
I can’t understand how some people can be so dumb and don’t realize that the moment you put something out in public for people to view, then you must reap the consequences. I just feel bad for the hundreds of other Katie Browns in Connecticut on Facebook that now have to deal with her stupidity. You know that people from all over the world want her head and every single innocent Katie Brown in our area is getting hate messages for no reason. Internet trolls aren’t really known for fact checking to make sure they’re sending hate messages to the right person.
The only good thing that comes out of this is that justice will be served for that poor dog. I think for animal cruelty charges the punishment should be an eye for an eye. Let’s duct tape her mouth shut and see if it will be “Point made”.