Nails In Hot Dogs: Dog Owner Makes Shocking Discovery on Rhode Island


What seemed to be a scary urban legend turned out to be true for Rhode Island.

A man walking his dog on May 4th in the city of Newport stumbled upon a disturbing find. Pieces of sausage meat, neatly cut and apparently taken straight from hot dogs were scattered on the lawns of Thurston Avenue.

Each piece had a sharp nail inside it.

The man quickly alerted the police. The authorities arrived at the scene and scanned the area, collecting the dangerous “treats”. On May 5th an investigation was launched, and according to the Newport Police Facebook page, anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Patrick Walsh.

In the comments to the post, the shocked Newport residents are discussing the incident. 

“I live on this street. I’ll be on the lookout now. A lot of my neighbors have dogs,” says one user. 

“I don’t care how badly you don’t want a dog to poop on your yard. This kind of behavior is that of an evil-minded, disturbed individual”, added another.

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Christopher is the head of the Crimes and Accidents News department. He’s a third-generation New Yorker with a passion for journalistic objectivity. Christopher (always "Christopher", never "Chris!) grew up living every kid's dream: his father owned a comic book shop in East Brooklyn. But don't presume that the heroic characters in spandex were the ones who made him fascinated with the Crime vs Punishment concept. Christopher was more interested in the non-superhero comics like Tank Girl and Maus. In the 8th grade he already knew what he was about to do in this life, which was investigative journalism that he would later successfully study in Columbia. Christopher then returned to New York to work as a stringer. Those adrenaline-filled times were equally nerve-wracking and amazing; the only thing that made him settle down was marrying his beloved wife of 10 years. Crime reporting remains Christopher's specialty and biggest passion. That, and not being called "Chris".


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