Sunday, June 29, 2008
Omaha, NE - Last week, when headlines crowded news websites about the vicious pit bull attack in Omaha, we missed a few stories. One very important story was reported by Action 3 News. In this account, we see the stark denial of accused pit bull owner Tina Agerson (left). What she describes below can only be called a "reverse" redirected attack.
"He don't like tires. That's what he went after the tires. I tried to get to my dog, but she (one of the mothers) wouldn't give me a chance to get the dog off the little girl."A "redirected attack" is when a dog can't reach its intended target -- an animal or human being -- so it attacks the next thing closest, which is often an inanimate object. For instance, evidence stretches back to 1980 (see page 2) of pit bulls tearing apart and flattening car tires because the dog could not reach the person inside the car. There is no such thing as a "reverse" redirected attack, where the dog intended to attack an inanimate object first.
In Agerson's statement, she implies that the dog only wanted to attack the tires, but the child got in the way, who by the way was sufficiently removed from the tires. Please review the photo of the wagon. The children were set inside the wagon, which has high sidings, and were strapped in as well. The wheels were not moving when the dog attacked either. According to Wendy Blevins, the mothers stopped moving when the pit bull approached.
Coverage of the Omaha Pit Bull Attack - DogsBite.org
Please donate to support our work
DogsBite.org is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity organization. Learn more »
| 6/29/2008 4:43 PM |
Its simply unbelievable....the dog owner shows NO remorse, and continues to blame the victim!!!!!!!! Then she whines that she misses her dog!!!!!!!!!
This abomination of a human being really epitomizes the whole pit bull community...they really, really don't care how many children their dogs mutilate and kill. There is definitely truth to the notion that these dogs attract the very underbelly of society.....more and more, it becomes obvious that pit bull owners, as a group, are simply horrible people.
| 6/29/2008 9:24 PM |
I have to say I agree with the above. Even some of the very well spoken, I guess responsible, owners will not discuss the tragedy at hand they want to divert attention. I think most of them don't really care about other people's suffering or their pets!
| 6/30/2008 4:04 AM |
It's sounds to me like a legal tactic. Believe you me, Agerson has an attorney at this point. I just read an article that said the "sounds of the wagon wheels" where just like the "sounds of a lawnmower" which of course sent the dog into looney-bins. Of the many problems with this argument, Wendy Blevins also made very clear that she and Carly stopped when they first saw the dog...(which would eliminate the so called "lawnmower" sounds.)
Unfortunately, it is a legal battle from here on out. While criminal charges may not be possible, information for the civil trial -- which may not happen for a year or longer -- is still being recorded right now. It was horrifying to watch the parents of Charlotte try to be "absolutely specific" about the events that occurred in the press conference. They're currently in a state of SHOCK with a daughter with a missing scalp and 5 years of surgery ahead of them.
Does everybody here know that Medicaid and many other insurance providers do NOT pay for plastic surgery?