Mail carrier trapped after dogs flatten tires

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Postal worker Robin Barton&#39;s Jeep Cherokee with three flat tires. &#40;Evening Sun Photo by James Robinson&#41; </span></div>
February 28, 2008 9:26:22 AM PST

Robin Barton had to summon help by cell phone on Wednesday. When the police arrived, the dogs attacked the cruiser's tire as well.

Authorities were preparing to tranquilize the dogs Judge and Justice, a Rottweiler and a pit-bull mix, before the surprised and apologetic homeowner arrived.

Stephanie Dekelbaum, the dogs' owner, called them "generally sweethearts" and blamed the attack on a tire toy the dogs had recently been given.