Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Newport Beach, CA - This past weekend, a pair of pit bulls stormed Newport Beach and attacked several people. One of the dogs, a male pit bull, has already been euthanized. The second dog, a female pit bull, was euthanized Tuesday.
The dogs’ owner, Ron Aubin of Newport Beach, consented to authorities over the phone that they be euthanized because he was out of town that Sunday -- why he wasn't in town constraining his dogs properly to prevent the attacks is another story.
Statements given to police that morning paint a picture of two pit bulls gone wild trying to attack anyone they saw.According to Sgt. Evan Sailor, they attacked 45-year-old Michael Younger and bit him in the left forearm and left thigh. They chased a man on a bike and rushed at a married couple who found safety in the bed of a truck. The dogs found Younger again as a police officer was helping him into the squad car.
The officer shot five times, hitting one of the dogs in the face. They both ran away and Animal Control officers captured them a short time later. Apparently the dogs were staying on the owner’s boat with a friend. A back door was left open and the dogs escaped (big surpise!).
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