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Monday, February 13, 2012

Danielle Walker, Woman Accused of Tossing Dog Out Window, Dodges Jail Time

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

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Unlike Lupita Cortez, the San Jose mom who was charged with child abuse after allegedly tossing her toddler out a window, Danielle Walker, the really mean woman accused of throwing a pup from a third-story window last week, is walking away a free woman.

As the SF Appeal notes this morning, Walker, 22, is getting away with having tossed an adorable Jack Russell terrier from a Mission District window, assuming she in fact did do it.

But therein lies the problem. The dog's owner has refused to cooperate with police, or give a statement that would back up another witness' claim that Walker threw the pup, Stephanie Ong Stillman, spokesperson for the DA's office, tells the Appeal.

Since he won't say anything, and police "only had one witness, and all he saw

was her hands and arms ... that is insufficient evidence, unfortunately."

The good news is that the pup is recovering at the vet, but won't be going back to his original owner. Instead, he will place into a new home, which will hopefully be a more loving and safer place for him.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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