COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Hilltop family is “irritated” after their three dogs were reportedly sprayed in their yard by the neighborhood’s mailman.
Andrew Birk owns the three dogs – one lab mix and two chihuahuas. He said the dogs are pretty friendly, but can sometimes bark at people walking, and they live on a fairly busy street.
When Birk noticed the gate that leads to Broad Street was left open, he said he went outside and met the mailman.
“After we brought the dogs in, they all had issues with their eyes, their eyes were swollen, they had clearly been sprayed in the eyes,” Birk said.
Birk said the mailman continued to spray even after he came outside.
“I mean I can understand in an extreme situation, the dog runs up, you panic, you mace a dog… but macing a chihuahua is definitely over the line and that irritated me pretty bad,” Birk said.