Neighbor blames Poway school for dog's death

Posted at 11:49 AM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 20:11:30-04

A man living next to a Poway school has put up a sign blaming children for the death of his dog.

When students at Midland Elementary School went out to play Thursday, they saw deflated basketballs and a sign next to it that said: "Your basketball killed my dog."

Poway resident and mother Kelly Menck told 10News, "His dog died a couple of years ago … He's been made about the balls for a long, long time."

The man also has a sign that said: "Keep your balls off my property."

"My 9-year-old came home and said, 'I saw him behind his fence' in between the slots, pacing during the entire playground time that they were outside," Menck said.

Scott Ring said that is the problem. He said numerous balls have flown over his fence and onto his property for the past year and a half.

He told 10News the stress killed his dog.

"I'm not some crazy guy. I'm not some guy that's going to flip out and hurt anybody. I'm the most non-violent guy there is, but this is insane … this is crazy, not me," Ring said.

Ring said he has made thousands of calls, but nothing has changed, so he did something drastic.

"I just want it to stop. I want it to end and I don't know what to do. I feel horrible … if I scared the kids, that was not my intent," said Ring.

Ring told 10News he knew the signs would bring attention to the situation. He's hoping it will put an end to it.