While sightseeing, a tourist visiting Dallas, Texas came upon a wild dog attacking a little girl. He swiftly caught the animal and strangled it with his bare hands.
A reporter who witnessed the event applauded the tourist’s actions and told him the newspaper headline of the next day would be, "Courageous Hometown Man Rescues Child by Killing Vicious Animal."
The brave man told the reporter that he wasn’t from Dallas.
"All right, then," the reporter said, "the headline will most likely read, ‘Brave Texas Man Rescues Child by Killing Dog’."
"As a matter of fact," the man replied, "I am not from Texas but from Vermont."
"Well, in that case," the reporter replied huffily, "the headline will say, ‘Thoughtless Yankee Slays Beloved Family Pet’."