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06-08-2019, 05:13 AM

USPS mail carrier pepper-sprays friendly dog in Watts, Los Angeles


Updated Jun 04 2019 11:01PM PDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier is under fire after she was caught on video pepper-spraying a friendly dog behind a fence of a home in the Watts community of Los Angeles.

The incident occurred on June 3 in the 1500 block of E. 111th Street. The dog's name is Coco. Coco's owner says seeing the video surveillance angered him and wonders if the mail carrier was having a bad day and took it out on Coco. He says the dog was in a lot of pain following the incident.

ONLY ON FOX: The @USPS is apologizing after one of their mail carriers pepper sprayed a friendly dog that was behind a fence & acting docile. It happened in Watts, and it was all caught on surveillance video! Tonight at 10, you’ll meet Coco & his owner, & hear from USPS. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/vdAXk1feG4— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 5, 2019

The video shows the mail carrier delivering the mail when curious Coco approaches the fence, which he is behind of. The mail carrier then takes out the pepper spray, drops it, picks it up and sprays Coco who runs away immediately.


Coco's owner said the poor pup was in pain after he was sprayed and had to be taken to the vet