What started out as a feel good story about a firefighter rescuing an Argentine mastiff from an icy lake ended with the news anchor getting messed up in the lips. Kyle Dyer of Denver 9 News was almost done interviewing the dog’s owner and the firefighter when she got closer to Gladiator Maximus (I can’t with that name) and the ho bit her ass hard. Paramedics were called and Kyle had to be taken to the hospital where she underwent reconstructive surgery for injuries on her lips. Kyle’s co-anchor said that it could take a few weeks for her to fully recover and she won’t be back on the air for a while.
The day before, Max fell into a cold ass lake while trying to catch a coyote. The news covered his rescue and Max sort of became a local star for the day. So Denver 9 News brought Max, his owner Michael Robinson and firefighter Tyler Sugaski into the station to talk about it. Max and Kyle seemed like they were bonding on a real level at first. Kyle pet Max and he didn’t look like he wanted her lips in his stomach as he gazed into her face. But when Kyle got a little closer, Max lunged at her.
Animal Control was also called to the station and they took Max to doggy jail. Max has been quarantined for 10 days to make sure he doesn’t have rabies. A rep for the Denver Environmental Health department told the NYDN that once those 10 days are up, a judge will decide what happens to Max. Max’s owner was also hit with three citations for not having his dog on a leash, allowing his dog to bite and not updating his dog’s rabies vaccination.
On one hand, Kyle has probably seen too many Disney movies and thinks that dogs just love it when a stranger tries to kiss on their face without an invitation. (Obviously, Kyle should sue Disney for this.) Kyle thought she was going to have a precious “Lady and the Tramp” moment with Max and he gave her a Cujo moment instead. On the other hand, Max’s owner needs to be sentenced to three months in Cesar Millan’s Academy of Dumb Fuck Owners for obvious reasons.
And I think Max being stressed the hell out has a lot to do with the fact that his owner named him Gladiator Maximus.