Some folks are just too mean and ornery to be allowed out in public without someone watching them.
A case in point: a nut with a rifle walks onto a man's property in Swanzey, New Hampshire and shoots the man's sleeping dog. Then, when confronted by the dog's owner, makes a claim “It's only a pellet gun,” as if that's the only explanation needed. He then runs away. The gun was not a pellet gun as claimed, but a hunting rifle (the shell casings recovered by the police prove that).
The dog was shot in the leg and badly wounded, requiring the vet to amputate the injured leg in order to save the dog's life.
What type of a sick, twisted a**hole does something like that?