Brickbat: Big Scam
Victoria Baca called the New Mexico state police to report an Internet scam she had fallen victim to. Officials told her they couldn't immediately send an officer, so she asked them to call before coming. Instead, an officer came by without calling while she and her family were gone. The officer jumped a fence with a "Beware of Dog" sign and shot and killed one of the family's dogs. State police officials say the officer was acting in self defense and no action will be taken against him.