Saturday, July 29, 2017

Florida: Paul Schulze, 61, accused of shooting his neighbor's dog with BB gun while it was on its own property

FLORIDA -- A Palm Bay man is accused of shooting a neighbor’s dog with a BB gun.

Paul Schulze, 61, was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty, according to Palm Bay Police.


Police said Schulze was sitting on his back porch at 451 Almansa St NE in Palm Bay Thursday afternoon when he took aim at his neighbor’s German Shepherd. 

The dog was on its owner’s property behind a fence when police say Shulze shot it, hitting it in its leg.

The dog is expected to recover.

Schulze didn't say why he decided to shoot the dog.

My guess is the dog was barking and he decided to take a pot shot at it to shut it up, not thinking a BB pellet would actually do more than 'ping' the dog - and not realizing that that was animal cruelty, regardless of level of injury. 

Or he might have been bored and did it to amuse himself, which is more worrisome especially since he and his wife Brenda run a homeschooling business. Hunting legally is one thing; shooting neighbor's pets is quite another.


Full Name: Paul Walter Schulze
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 6'00"
Weight: 240 lbs
Birthdate: 07/28/1955
Arrest Age: 61
Block: 400 Almansa St NE
City: Palm Bay, Florida 32907
Time: 3:30 PM
Arresting Agency: Palm Bay Police Department
Total Bond: $2000
Location: Brevard County, Florida
#1 Animal Cruelty-Felony-Cause Cruel Death Pain & Suffering - FELONY
BOND: $2000

(MyNews13 -  July 28, 2017)