Plasterer, 57, who quoted the van to take pictures of Jack Russell because ‘he couldn’t understand how fat it was’, was accused of being ‘suspected dog thief’
- Dog owner Kyle Bridon posted a warning on Facebook after seeing a ‘suspicious’ van
- He saw the driver take pictures of his dog, so he warned others online to ‘be careful’
- Jack Bainbridge saw the warning circulating and recognized his father’s van
- ‘He’s not a dog peg and if he squeezed a dog it wouldn’t be that fat lump’
A plasterer who stopped to take pictures of a Jack Russell because ‘he couldn’t understand how fat it was’ was accused by the animal’s owner on social media of being a dog thief.
Dog owner Kyle Bridon posted a warning to Facebook last week after seeing a ‘suspicious’ van driver taking pictures of his dog, Skye, in County Durham.
Mr. Bridon warned other pet owners online to ‘be careful’, writing, ‘I took a picture of the van that I will be posting now so that everyone with dogs should be careful.’
But the next day, Jack Bainbridge saw the post circulate on social media and realized that the van belonged to his father, 57-year-old plasterer Brian Bainbridge.
He revealed that his dad took the photo because “ he couldn’t understand how fat the dog was, ” adding, “ He’s a plasterer, not a dog groomer and if he was going to squeeze a dog it wouldn’t be that fat lump. ‘
Dog owner Kyle Bridon posted a warning to Facebook last week after seeing a ‘suspicious’ van driver taking pictures of his dog, Skye, in County Durham
Jack Bainbridge saw the post circulating on social media and quickly set the record straight
Jack revealed his dad took the photo because ‘he couldn’t understand how fat the dog was’
The 26-year-old posted a photo of his father’s picture of Skye to Facebook on Friday.
Mr. Bainbridge, of Winning in County Durham, said, “Right. Just to straighten things out this is the dog my dad took a picture yesterday so a dope got spotted and decided to take pictures of my dad’s bus and post it all over Facebook telling everyone to go to watching your dogs, basically saying he’s going around pinching dogs.
He took the photo because he couldn’t understand how fat the dog was.
“He’s a plasterer, not a dog peg and if he was going to pinch a dog, it wouldn’t be that fat lump.”
The post has garnered more than 84,000 likes, 49,000 shares, and 34,000 comments.
Darren Roberts wrote, “You need a tilting crane and heavy rigging to squeeze that thing, not a booming van!”
The photo was taken by plasterer Brian Bainbridge, who only sent it to relatives to show them the fat dog
Jack Bainbridge (pictured) realized the van belonged to his father, 57-year-old plasterer Brian Bainbridge
Emily Blaylock commented, “I can’t even take a picture of a chubby dog these days.”
Kyle’s original dog diaper warning post said, “So I was standing outside of Sainsbury’s talking to Ellen and Kaye. I turned to go home when I saw this guy in a van of mine and Skye the dog.
I turned and said, ‘Is it me or is that guy taking pictures of the dog? ‘
They both turned and said, ‘he is,’ so I took a picture of the van that I’ll be posting now, so everyone with dogs is careful. ‘
Today, Mr. Bainbridge, who works for his father’s plastering business, spoke to it: “I found out the night before I posted on what had happened, so the next day I asked my father about it.
‘He showed me the dog, I was in the stitches, so I had to post to clear my dad’s name and I felt like it might have gone viral.’