Dog-Sitter Allegedly Stabs Rightful Owner in Attempt to Keep Roger, a Dog

By DJ Byrnes on August 20, 2014 at 11:17a
Watch out - Dog-Bee will getcha!

It's a story as old as time, really.

Zheng Chen, an Ohio State student, spent the summer in China. Before he left, however, Chen placed care of his bull-mastiff, Roger, in the hands of a fellow student, Austin Farley. Chen claims he compensated Farley for his labors.

When Chen returned to campus for fall semester, it appears Farley had grown quite attached to the bull-mastiff.

The pickup, according to Chen, got hectic.

From Chelsea Spears of The Lantern:

“I was stabbed by (a) knife,” Chen told a CPD dispatcher. “Somebody cut me with (a) knife.”


“A young man took my friend’s dog, and we come to his house to get the dog, and he bring a knife out and cut my friend,” Chen’s friend told a different dispatcher in a separate 911 call.

Farley doesn't deny he pulled a steak knife on Chen, but insisted in his own 911 call it was for self defense:

“They tried to come at me and I had a feeling something was up, so I pushed them out of the apartment. I had a kitchen steak knife on me for defense. (I) pushed them out and then ran up (to my apartment),” Farley said. “I just want them gone. I don’t want them to get into my apartment.”

Unfortunately for Farley, he didn't really think this one through.

Roger was equipped with a microchip that showed Chen to be the rightful owner. According to The Lantern, Farley was booked on felonious assault charges. After cooling his heels in jail for "several days," Farley bonded out on last Friday.

Chen, for his part, seems rather understanding:

“Roger is a sweet, huge dog,” Chen said. “I don’t know how to describe (him). I think everyone loves big dogs that obey their master.”

It's that, or Roger is a sociopathic manipulator. 


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TheBadOwl's picture

B1G! B1G! B1G!

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

jedkat's picture

B1G(dog)! B1G(dog)! B1G(dog)!


"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

+2 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

Wow. Poor form, Austin, you delusional prick.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

+1 HS
buckeyestu's picture

Throw the prick in jail for 20 years. Damn good thing it was not my dog Austin tried to steal.

PG_BUCK's picture

There are plenty of good dogs at the local need to go stabbing people.


+7 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

Not sure why, but I lol'ed at this comment. Well done

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

+1 HS
sharks's picture

See if Austin wants my wife's a-hole cat

A man got to have a code...

+7 HS
OSU_ALUM_05's picture

haha ... stupid SEC rednecks ...

wait ... damn

Yeti's have feelings too.

+6 HS
CALPOPPY's picture

DJ, I know this is the same method for how you really acquired Starcat.

Dumpster, my arse.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

+2 HS
DJ Byrnes's picture

It's true. I won her with a knife fight in a smoke-filled alley against a Triad member.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

MordenoftheSith's picture

Roger is an alias.  We know who that dog really is...

If you only knew the POWER of the Dark Side.

BTwrestle04's picture

That's a Dogue de Bourdeaux. Same breed as Hooch from the movie Turner and Hooch.