Three service dogs caused a problem inside the Trion Walmart on Friday afternoon, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Robinson.
The deputy was dispatched to Walmart around 1 p.m. when three service dogs created an issue.
“. . .Whitney Culberson advised that she and her daughter . . . have and need service dogs. Ms. Whitney Culberson advised that when they were walking out another person had what appeared to be a bulldog with service dog patches on its harness. Ms. Whitney Culberson advised that the bulldog barked at them and appeared to come after them and their service dogs near the grocery entrance to Walmart,” Deputy Robinson reported. “Ms. Whitney Culberson advised that the male subject then let the bulldog go in the parking lot, then got it put in the truck and left the area.”
Later on, Deputy Robinson was summoned to the sheriff’s office to talk with the bulldog’s owner — Jimmy Warnock. He told the deputy that his dog is registered as a service dog and that the dog barks when someone walks up on him, according to reports.