Oops: Dog Costs Mississippi Officials More than $7,000

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LIBERTY, Miss. – A curious dog got hold of a fiber optic cable that ran between two county buildings in Mississippi and chewed it to pieces.

Amite County Sheriff Tim Wroten told the Enterprise-Journal on Wednesday that the cables connected a courthouse and a close by Justice Court building.

Wroten says the culprit was not caught in the act. He says the county could seek damages of about $7,000 from the dog’s owner if they could identify the troublemaker.

Wroten’s office spent $4,000 to fix the wire but it failed. County supervisors voted Tuesday to spend an additional $3,600 to get a new cable.

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8/26/2020 5:20:27 PM (GMT -5:00)

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