Friday, February 15, 2008
La Marque, TX — Jerry Wallace, 25, went to buy an engagement ring for his fiancée, Brittany Morgan, 19, but made a gruesome discovery when he returned. A vicious mauling occurred inside the couple’s home killing their beagle, Bacon and seriously injuring their pit bull mix Blanca.
“I went inside, looked down and it looked like there was mud everywhere. I yelled, ‘Bacon! What have you gotten into now?’ I walked into the guest bedroom and saw him lying on the floor.”Wallace immediately realized it dried blood. He said he saw three dogs in the house. After they saw him, they went single file into the backyard. Wallace then said that he reached for his shotgun, but was afraid that authorities would take it away, so he took a moment to calm down.
Wallace found the couple’s other dog, Blanca, a 7-month old pit bull mix, severely injured and hiding in a closet. He said the neighbor’s three dogs, which authorities identified as pit bull mixes, had escaped their owner’s yard before. A portion of the chain-link fence doesn’t touch the ground and assumes that’s how the dogs entered his yard.
Kurt Koopmann said an animal-control officer investigated the incident and took information from police. The animal-control officer issued the owner three citations. And there is an investigation into whether to declare the dogs dangerous.
"My understanding is three dogs got out of the yard and ended up in a neighbor’s house," Koopmann said. "The (police) officer witnessed the dogs going back into their yard."
Labels: Home Invasion
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