Saturday, September 27, 2008
Evansville, IL - Tony Burden, 24, had been outside arguing with a neighbor. After he came into his house and sat down, his pit bull attacked him. Where have we heard this story before? We have a whole list of pit bull attack triggers, two included are "having an argument" and the "act of sitting down." Essentially, one has to be a statue to not trigger an attack. But this is untrue. We found an instance of a pit bull attacking a plastic statue of a dog in a PetSmart.
Police responded to the 911 call of Burden being attacked. Officer Tyrone Wood said the living room floor was covered in blood, the dog was ripping the arm of owner Tony Burden and a woman identified as Burden’s wife, Miriam Engelhardt, was screaming “He won’t let go” and hitting the dog, Brutis, with an aluminum bat. Meanwhile, Burden was shouting, “Help me, shoot him,” according to a police report. The officers shot and killed the dog.
These owners wisely should have had a break stick on hand.
08/28/08: Pit Bulls in Arizona Attack Each Other and Their Owner
08/04/08: Triggers: What Prompts a Pit Bull to Attack?
Labels: Pit Bull Attacks Owner
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| 9/28/2008 12:22 AM |
Isn't it funny how all of the pit nutters start screaming about "trigger happy cops" when they hear about a pit bull being shot, that is until THEY are the target of the pit bull's rage!
| 9/28/2008 12:43 AM |
Excellent point! Reminds me of some other stories:
After the attack, the owners called police to seize their dog, Dunlap said. "They had it locked in the bathroom and wanted us to come get it."
"He bit me, shoot it, kill it!" The dog then lunged at the officers.
| 9/28/2008 2:36 AM |
Always refreshing when the adult owner takes the mauling instead of some innocent...These are also beneficial to society as the Police cull the man-mauler before it can strike outside the family.
| 9/28/2008 12:27 PM |
I honestly don't care when a pit bull attacks its owner. The way I see it, a dog that attacks its owner is a dog that is umpteen times more likely to attack a completely innocent victim. Geesh, it’s a freakin' blessing when its first and last victim is the idiot that would own him!