A postman working with the US.Postal Service has been caught on camera pepper spraying a friendly dog that showed no sign of threat.
There have been motions filed across social media that the Los Angeles mail carrier be fired by the USPS, Patch News reports.
The dog, a frisky four-year-old Siberian husky named Coco, was acting weird when his owner came home on Monday.
“He was rubbing his face on the grass,” Coco’s owner Jose Amezcua told CBS. “There was obviously something wrong with him.”
Amezcua took Coco to the vet and then checked his security camera. That’s when he saw what happened.
It started out as a routine mail delivery in the 1500 block of E. 111th Street in Watts. The mail carrier delivers the mail, and as she does Coco walks up to her on the other side of the gate wagging his tail.
The mail carrier can be seen reaching for her pepper spray, dropping it, bending down to get it and then spraying the dog in the face from the other side of the fence.
Amezcua said he doesn’t understand why she would do that. Coco wasn’t even barking at her, he said.
He told FOX11 he thought maybe the mail carrier was having a bad day and took it out on the dog.
The video made him angry and was hard to watch said Amezcua.