Monday, October 15, 2007
10/20/07: Boy, 6, Dies After Pit Bull Attack
Dallas, TX - On August 31, 2007, a 6-year-old boy was mauled to death by a family pit bull in his Pleasant Grove neighborhood. Dallas police Sgt. Gil Cerda said that Scott Warren was inside his home when the family's 1-year-old dog attacked him. Scott died while en route to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
The attack came one day before the start of a new Texas law that allows felony charges to be filed against the owner of a dog that kills or seriously injures someone. The law, one of the stiffest in the nation, can mean a long prison term for owners found to be negligent or who have dogs known to be dangerous. It is unclear if Scott's mother will be charged.
Neighbors said that Scott's family had moved in only about four months ago, but that their dogs had already become a nuisance. One neighbor, Rudy Lopez, said he saw a woman beating one of the dogs with a shovel a few weeks ago after it got in a fight with another dog. Anthony Mack, said that he couldn't understand why a child would be left inside with the dog.
In a poignant new story, filmed just after Scott's death, the mother, who tried to pull the dog off Scott, is devastated and horribly regretful that she ever got the pit bull. She said, "I'm not going to see that little boy go back to school. I'm not going to see him in sports or graduate or anything. Because of a stupid dog." She warns people to "get rid of those dogs..."
08/05/08: Collection of Pit Bull Attack Videos by Zupf on YouTube
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