Postal worker uses pepper spray on pet Chihuahua
WATERLOO – The irate owner of a pet Chihuahua was charged with assault after she threw a syrup bottle at a postal service worker who sprayed her dog with pepper spray.
The sparring occurred Monday afternoon at about 1:30 pm when a United States Postal Service worker was delivering mail in the 800 block of Fairview Avenue. A small Chihuahua dog accosted her, she said, and so she used pepper spray to protect herself from the menacing dog.
The dog fled. But soon its incensed owner, Sabrina Mae Relaz, 25, of 810 Fairview Avenue, Waterloo, arrived on the scene demanding to know what the worker had done to her dog. When the worker replied she had showered it with pepper spray, Refaz lost her temper and threw a syrup bottle at the worker, striking her in the chest.
Animal Control was called in to break up the fight..