YouTuber Oladeji ‘Deji’ Olatunji feels that his neighbors are exaggerating their claims that they were bitten by his German Shepherd dog, Tank.
Deji addressed an article from the Blast, which contained statements from the neighbors and local law enforcement that Tank bit two people, causing major injuries.
Deji cited footage from his CCTV camera, where he saw only one of his neighbors getting bitten. In addition, he described the bite as a ‘nip,’ which he says was incited by the neighbor hitting Tank on the snout with a package she had come to collect from their doorstep.
The article stated that Tank attacked his neighbor’s son-in-law, as well, which Deji firmly denies. Deji also claimed that one of the neighbors attempted to kick his dog following the incident, which he believes was an attempt to get a rise out of the animal.
“You know why?” Deji asked. “Because he wanted the dog to attack him, so he could make a claim.”
The article held that the police did not steal Tank, which Deji claimed occurred after he had placed the dog in a kennel following the incident.
Police required Deji to sign an ‘Acceptable Dog Contract’ under the 1991 Dangerous Dog Act. While they say that Tank is being held in a kennel, they deny any claims that the dog is being trained as a police K-9.
Deji feels the neighbor’s claims in the article are an attempt at a “quick cash grab.” He also published a petition for Tank’s return, which has received over 300,000 signatures as of September 16.