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Man Shoots Dogs, Wife over dog poop

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German Shepherd


Late Tuesday, police in the Lewisville suburb of Dallas arrested Michael Stephen Stolz (76), and charged him with murder in the shooting death of his wife, Bernice (49), several days earlier. He told officers it started when he shot their German Shepherd mix dog after it crapped on the floor. Then he shot their other dog, a Rottweiler, and finally he shot his wife because she was screaming at him for shooting the dogs. He was going to kill himself, but he’d run out of bullets.

10-year-old Rottweiler


Police had been called to check on Bernice after she missed several days of work, but Stolz refused to allow them in the house. Because of the odor of decomposition they smelled from the door, they called in the SWAT team, who were able to send in a robot to take a look. Once the robot determined that Stolz was unarmed, officers entered the house, finding the wife and dogs where they had fallen. Stolz surrendered peacefully, and is being held on $250,000 bond.

Wow. I have six cats that belong to me, plus three others that belong to other members of my household who hang out with mine, plus my daughter’s dog. Every day starts with looking for the puddle because the dog didn’t get let out on time, the pile of puked-up cat food because the little girl ate too fast, the puked-up hairballs because it’s spring and they’re ALL shedding, and the cat shit pile because somebody thinks the litter box isn’t clean enough. THIS IS PART OF HAVING PETS, PEOPLE!

Yesterday I was downstairs doing laundry and my brother-in-law was shocked at how close I had come to stepping in a pile of cat shit, and oh my! I was in bare feet. My sum total reaction was to tell him that my feet are easier to wash than my shoes. After all, I hadn’t stepped in it, because I look at where I put my feet. With nine cats and a dog, I have no sympathy for the people in this house who don’t look at the floor.

And then he shot his wife. #$%^&*(, what the hell?! Please, we need people like this to be disarmed. I’ll bet that if he hadn’t had the gun, all that would have happened would have been a lot of yelling.

With the gun, now there will be a funeral.



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4 Responses to Man Shoots Dogs, Wife over dog poop

  1. Antonia

    April 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Yep, this is part of having pets, sometimes it bothers me, sometimes not but on the other hand I have so much affection that I don’t care that much. It’s hard to believe that a man was so coward to the point of doing this, killing his pets and his wife. I hope he gets what he needs.

  2. Jr Deputy Accountant

    March 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Wow, this is just sick.

    I have a problem cat adopted from the shelter who has taken a dump on the floor just in front of the litter box for as long as I’ve had him. It’s gotten worse and I’m running out of things to try but never NEVER would I ever dream of hurting him. It isn’t his fault.

    People are insane. I’d go crap on this guy’s floor right now if he wasn’t in jail.

  3. adamas

    March 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    3 cats (2 shorthair, 1 mid-hair who is the only one that goes outside), 1 dog with hip problems so he doesn’t always make it to the door, and a ferret who apparently finds sharing a litter box with cats to be demeaning (Although he’ll ambush and wrestle them all day long). Yeah, It’s life with furballs. :P

  4. Lora

    March 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you for coming out with your stories of cats and vomit. I too have 9 cats and it’s nice to know that someone else endures the same daily piles of surprise.