Dogs aren’t allowed in the Roane County Courthouse unless they are assisting a disabled person.
State Rep. Julia Hurley found that out recently when she brought her pedigreed Chinese crested into the building.
It’s a tiny, mostly hairless breed with a long, lion-like mane.
“It kind of caught me off guard to see a dog walking in the middle of the courthouse,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.
Woody responded by asking security to remove the dog.
That didn’t sit well with Hurley.