Lester Prairie resident John Richardson appeared before the Lester Prairie City Council in shackles and jail-issued clothes Nov. 13 to appeal the finding that his rottweiler, Lexy, is a dangerous dog. Richardson was serving a sentence in the McLeod County Jail on unrelated charges. During a hearing that lasted more than an hour and a half, the council listened to the statements from members of the Lester Prairie Police Department, city residents, and Richardson, regarding incidents that led to the dog being classified as dangerous. In the end, the council upheld the classification, citing concern for the safety of of Lester Prairie residents. “Anybody in Lester Prairie should be able to walk down the street without fear,” Council Member Ron Foust said.
UPDATE: Lexy gets a reprieve
The Lester Prairie City Council reversed an earlier decision Dec. 10, when it changed the designation of John Richardson’s rottweiler, Lexy, from “dangerous dog” back to “potentially dangerous dog.” Click here for more.
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