From Iceland — Another Polar Bear Attacked

Another Polar Bear Attacked

Published July 11, 2011

Another stuffed polar bear was attacked on Laugavegur, this time by a Rottweiler. Police are searching for the dog and its owner.
Writing on their Facebook page, the police first and foremost remind the general public that dogs are banned throughout the city, in places such as Austurvellir, Austurstræti, Bankastræti and Laugavegur. “There are varied opinions on the ban,” the police write, “but the ban still applies and is a punishable offence. The size and temperament of the dog does not matter – one law applies to all of them.”
The incident in question happened on Laugavegur, when a Rottweiler viciously attacked a stuff polar bear on Laugavegur. Police are searching for the dog and its owner, and have said that they have photos of both suspects.
The attack comes just days after an intoxicated man kicked a stuffed polar bear in the head before getting in a fight with a passer-by and subsequently getting arrested.
Police have so far said nothing of a possible organised effort being made to vandalise stuffed polar bears on Laugavegur, although a third attack could put the pressure on the police force to investigate the matter deeper.

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