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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 18:05

Thieves Steal a Car, Shoot 2 Dogs at Auto Body Shop

Wiley’s Body Shop in Spartanburg, SC, suffered a loss on Sept. 21 when someone stole a car from the shop and killed two Rottweilers.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours. Spartanburg Public Safety officers heard gunfire but could not find where the shots were fired. It wasn’t until six hours later that an officer was dispatched to the body shop. The shop owner found a vehicle missing. The gate to the back lot was torn and in the roadway, according to an incident report.

Two dogs had been shot. One was dead on the scene, and the other was taken to a veterinarian’s office, where it was euthanized.

Michelle Wiley, wife of the shop owner, said they had raised both dogs since they were puppies. More than guard dogs, she said the Rottweilers were pets.

Wiley said one of the dogs, Sheriff, was 11 years old. She said he was shot in the chest. Bubba Jack, 1,  was euthanized because a bullet had hit his spinal cord and left him paralyzed.

The car is a 1989 Chevrolet Caprice with a pearl white exterior, gray and blue interior, and a grill with 30-inch rims, the report states.

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