When Celinda Haynes showed up at Platte Valley Medical Center with a stab wound, nurses were worried about a possible domestic violence case. When police investigated the matter, they found that the only realistic suspect was Celinda’s dog, Mia. Of Mia, Haynes says, “She’s lovable. She’ll kill you with kindness.”
Mia is a two-year-old retriever who is tall enough to reach the counter tops by standing on her hind legs. While usually careful with keeping her counters clean, Haynes happened to leave a pairing knife within the puppy’s reach. Mia held the knife in her mouth, and when Haynes tried to bribe her with treats, she ran the knife across her arm, leaving a four-inch long gash.
Deputy Zach Johnson went to the house to investigate the claims that this was not a domestic incident, nearly an accident involving man’s best friend. “When dispatch said that there was a person who was stabbed by a dog, I had to make sure I heard that correctly. Of course, my initial thought was what’s really going on here.” When authorities finally determined that Mia was the only one who could possibly have done this, they were stunned, but were relieved it was nothing serious. Johnson continued with a laugh, “Obviously, we’re not charging Mia with anything because she’s a dog.”
Luckily, Haynes suffered no nerve damage, and with some rest and relaxation will be good as new in no time.
The case if officially being listed as a “suspicious incident.”