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Men posing as police burst into Orange County home

Posted January 13, 2015

— Orange County sheriff’s investigators are searching for men who identified themselves as police officers during a home invasion early Tuesday.

Deputies said several men dressed in black burst into the home near N.C. Highway 86, south of Interstate 85, and “gained control over the victms.” No one was hurt, but the family’s dog was shot. The dog was later taken to an animal hospital for treatment.

Deputies said the crime does not appear to be random.


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  • goldeagle Jan 14, 2015

    It may also be that there was no home invasion, but the occupants felt the need to explain to the police why the family dog was shot without putting somebody in jail.

    I could be wrong, but I think the cops have to deal with all sorts of situations.

  • goldeagle Jan 14, 2015

    The article is a bit short on details.

    The claim is that somebody broke into a house, gained control over the occupants, and shot the dog. It didn't say they committed other crimes.

    Reasonable motivations include: they didn't like the dog, they didn't like the occupants, they are attempting to frame the police, or they were looking for something they didn't find. They may have also taken something the victims weren't prepared to admit having.

    Perhaps there will be more story presented if and when they catch them.

  • busyb97 Jan 14, 2015

    So if it's not random, then at least give some tidbit of a reason why, or are they just saying what the 'sheep le' (WRAL won't put that word in??) want to hear so they don't get concerned or alarmed, or maybe aware of what's going on around them. Nothing to see folks....just keep on with your own universe.

    Meanwhile, the idea that someone can pose as cops to gain entry into a home is a bit disturbing. They know that someone will be less likely to shoot a cop invading their home- even though the cops by law should have a warrant and ID, etc. But in the heat of the moment, you have no time.

  • Brian Jenkins Jan 14, 2015

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    Sounds like the police to me....

  • Lightfoot3 Jan 14, 2015

    "Maybe you need to read the story again since no where in the article does it mention drugs." - Gidder Dun

    He said, "Read between the lines..." He's made an assumption given it was not a random crime. If you don't think it was drug related, what's your theory? If no one was hurt, I would also assume that they were there to take something.

  • icdmbpppl Jan 14, 2015

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    What an insult to these men and women who put their lives on the line every day for you and me.

  • dennis8 Jan 14, 2015

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    Your comment is not only totally inappropriate but highlights the problem with getting people to work together to solve problems.

  • JoCo50 at MXR Jan 14, 2015

    Read between the lines......"police say the crime does not appear to be random"...

    That means they broke in and stole their drugs and drug money. Poor old dog was the only one doing the right thing and he's the one that got shot.

  • Beth Pearce Jan 14, 2015
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    Thank God the people were not hurt, but I HOPE if the people are caught, they are charged with FELONY ANIMAL ABUSE!

    WRAL, if you update this story and find out more details about how the dog is doing, please let us know!!!! Thank you.

  • jimcricket15 Jan 13, 2015

    Bizarre. So they shoot the dog and then just leave?