Bad boy! Dog costs Mississippi officials more than $7,000

Curious dog chewed fiber optic cable that ran between county buildings. The culprit is still at large.


National News

September 1, 2020 - 9:57 AM

LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) — A curious dog got hold of a fiber optic cable that ran between county buildings in Mississippi, chewing it to pieces and costing county officials thousands of dollars in an attempt to get it fixed.

The cable connected a courthouse and a nearby Justice Court building in Amite County, Tim Wroten, the county’s sheriff, told the Enterprise-Journal Wednesday. The wire was mostly elevated but dipped to the ground by the front door of the Justice Court building, where the dog chewed it. 

The culprit was not caught in the act, but officials saw “his running mate” through the security camera, Wroten said. 

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