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Woman Handcuffed And Taken To Police Station After Walking Her Dogs Without Leashes

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Woman Handcuffed And Taken To Police Station After Walking Her Dogs Without Leashes

A woman was handcuffed and taken to a police station after walking her dogs without leashes in New York.

Dora Marchand, 29, was walking her two pooches Comet and Sophie in Riverside Park in Manhattan when she was approached by a Parks Enforcement officer who gave her a warning for not having her dogs on a leash - which is a requirement in the park, the West Side Rag reports.

Dora told the New York Post: "He was just like, 'OK, you don't have a leash. Just don't do it again.' He gave a warning.

"And then this other guy came across a field, I guess that's like his partner, and he was like, 'No, no, no, we're gonna have to write you up.'"

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This is where things started to go wrong - as Dora is new to the area, having recently moved from San Francisco, and couldn't remember her new address.

Credit: YouTube/Richard Baron Penman/West Side Rag
Credit: YouTube/Richard Baron Penman/West Side Rag

To make matters worse, Dora had gone out with just a handful of dog poop bags, leaving her ID and phone at home.

As she was unable to give her address, the cop told her he would have to put her in handcuffs and take her to the station to check for any outstanding warrants.

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Dora said she offered to walk the officer over to her apartment, which she says was 'just around the corner', to retrieve her ID, but he refused.

More officers arrived at the scene with cages and electric sticks in an attempt to secure the two dogs.

Dora was eventually able to put a call in to her boyfriend, using a phone belonging to a passer-by, who turned up with ID and leashes for the two Australian Shepherds.

But Dora was still taken to the police station, where she says she was treated like a 'real' criminal.

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She was given two tickets and ordered to pay fines totalling $525 (£378).

Credit: YouTube/Richard Baron Penman/West Side Rag
Credit: YouTube/Richard Baron Penman/West Side Rag

A spokesperson for the Parks Department told the New York Post 'education is always our first course of action', but claimed Dora had 'refused to comply with the rules as stated by both [Parks Enforcement Patrol officers] and signage on site'.

The spokesperson went on: "The patron also became confrontational and did not cooperate when asked for identification information.

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"Parks Enforcement Officers attempted to issue a summons to a female patron in Riverside Park for two unleashed dogs on the soccer field. When she could not produce identification, she was taken to the local precinct where her identification was verified."

In response Dora denied being 'confrontational'.

NYC Parks press officer Dan Kastanis also told NBC News: "When she [Marchand] could not produce identification or a verifiable address, she was taken to the local precinct where her identification was verified. She was not arrested for walking her dogs without leashes."

LADbible has contacted the Parks Department for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Richard Baron Penman/West Side Rag

Topics: Police, US News, Animals

Claire Reid
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