WPLG reports Michael Rhoades said he looked outside on Saturday and saw the mail carrier spray his dog, a 6-year-old Malinois named Barney. "I come out and I say, 'Hey, did you just mace by dog?' because he was writhing in pain on the ground," he said. "And she's like, 'Yes, I did.'"
Rhoades said there was no need for the tear gas. "They have every right to protect themselves, but when my dog's inside its yard, that's pretty much where her rights stop," he told WPLG.