Edwin Fry's Poodle, Buddy Tough, Euthanized After 73-Year-Old Tries To Free Him From Pound

10/24/2010 10:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

HYDRO, Okla. — An elderly Oklahoma man landed himself in jail after using bolt cutters to break his prized pooch from the pound.

Instead of paying a $100 fine for not having his poodle on a leash, 73-year-old Edwin Fry of Hydro decided to bust Buddy Tough out. Authorities say Fry drove his lawnmower to the city pound Oct. 13 and broke into the cage with bolt cutters. The pair were intercepted by police.

Officer Chris Chancellor told The Oklahoman newspaper that police had received numerous complaints about Buddy Tough, who had been in the pound before. He says Fry had been told he could retrieve the dog and sort out the fine in court.

Fry spent several days in jail and faces a municipal charge of allowing an animal to run at-large. Buddy Tough was euthanized while Fry was in jail.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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