Reason number 182 for disliking Chihuahuas.
While there’s nothing special about U.S. Postal Service workers being terrorized by dogs, the size of one here is raising eyebrows.
Mail carriers said they were recently unable to deliver mail to homes along a section of Guyer Street in this northwestern Indiana city because of a 4.5-pound Chihuahua named Bobo.
“The little Chihuahua was 10-foot tall when he was on the street,” said Florence Page of the Hobart Humane Society, which picked up the dog twice for running loose. “It’s kind of comical, you know, but after a while it’s not any more.” She said there were no reports of the dog actually biting anyone, however.
Police have nonetheless ticketed the dog’s owner, Vicki Seber, twice in recent weeks for violating a city ordinance requiring pet owners to keep their animals restrained.
Hobart police officer Ron Schalk said he had no option but to cite Seber for allowing the dog to run loose. “The biggest thing I was concerned with is there were a lot of residents that week who couldn’t get their mail,” he said. “The little Chihuahua was running around being aggressive and trying to bite people’s ankles.”