Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Cincinnati, OH - In a city that has a police Pit Bull Response Team (PBRT) because the pit bull problem is so alarming, landlords are getting in on the action. Last Sunday, a landlord shot two pit bulls of a tenant and will not be charged even though one was caged. The penned pit bull was throwing itself so violently against the cage door that Charles Sanders shot and killed it to keep the dog from breaking out.
According to the police report, the situation began Sunday morning about ten o'clock when the woman who lives upstairs, Shana Stinson, came downstairs to take her garbage out. She told police she was chased around the house by a pit bull, belonging to the man who lives downstairs. She says that dog even chased her back into her own apartment, where she locked the door, and called for help.
The landlord arrived on the scene, and while walking up the steps to the residence, one pit bull lunged at him from the side of the porch. The landlord pulled out a firearm and shot the dog several times. He then shot the dog that was berserking in the nearby cage. A total of nine shots were fired. The dog's owner, a man named Sanchez, says his dogs were not dangerous.
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