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Dog Attempts Suicide off West Hollywood Balcony, Gets Stuck on Railing (Insane Photo)

"1 min before dog saved in Weho. Holy Shit"
"1 min before dog saved in Weho. Holy Shit"
@Potasnik via Twitter

On one of the scariest days for L.A. crime in recent memory, a less publicized (but still very insane) little life-death drama was playing out in West Hollywood.

Around 2:45 p.m., master Twitpic artist Scott Potasnik snapped a photo of a black dog who had just attempted to jump off a second-story balcony on Beverly near Oakwood...

... but was saved at the last second when a single back paw got stuck in the railing.

OK, so we're not entirely sure the poor thing was suicidal. It's just hard not to personify a pose so tragically human, no? Potasnik gave a play-by-play on his Twitter feed:

Dog Attempts Suicide off West Hollywood Balcony, Gets Stuck on Railing (Insane Photo)

So the community rescue effort apparently went off without a hitch (the decked-out L.A. County Animal Services rescue team didn't even need to intervene!), and our balcony-jumper got a second shot at life. A little like the story of the naked man who threatened to jump from a downtown L.A. radio tower last week, but without the entire L.A. Fire Department waiting below, waggling McDonald's at him as life bait. You know -- cuddly small-time WeHo version.

[@simone_electra / swilson@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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