Friday, March 27, 2009
Edgewater, MD - On Tuesday, an Anne Arundel County man's face was partially ripped off and his wife and son were also injured in an attack by a pit bull. James Powell had to have more than 100 stitches in his face after the attack. News reporters spoke with Powell after he left the hospital, and he was still in pain and very angry with what had happened. So was his wife, Dana. The attack happened at a home in the Edgewater area near downtown Annapolis.
According to the Powells, they were about to go inside their house around 6:30 p.m., and they were carrying a pizza for their son Brandon's 18th birthday party. Dana Powell went inside with the pizza, and the pit bull raced up from the back of the house and attacked James. "He came under my arm and just lunged, and took all this off," said Powell, showing reporters his injuries. "And I mean, all this was just gone, and the plastic surgeon reattached it."
The pit bull forced its way into the Powell's home, biting Dana and the couple's 18-year-old son."The dog came running straight for me," said Brandon. "I had my 3-month-old little girl, who lives in the house. Just turned three months yesterday." Brandon's daughter was not hurt in the attack. All three of the Powells say they tried to subdue the dog by holding it down and lying on top of it. James used a knife on the dog to try and stop it, but with no success. When police arrived, Dana said it took several shots before the dog was dead.
Police have identified the dog's owner as Karim Abdalla, who lives a few blocks away on South River Terrace. The man faces a few civil citations.
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| 3/27/2009 10:51 AM |
MAN NEARLY LOSES HIS FACE AND PITBULLFORUM SINKS TO A NEW LOW.
chia pit says:
something sounds fishy R.I.P. poor dog
i can't stop thinking how incredibly uncommon it is for a dog to just run up to someone and bite them in the face. i also emailed someone and noted that if that did happen, there's a good chance there wouldn't be any flesh left on the guy's face, because the gravity pulling the dog's body back to earth would cause the skin to tear all the way down.
the images on the news show a serious bite with no ripping or tearing like that evident. there's a huge wound under his eye, where i presume the dog's upper canines sunk in, and another huge wound on his upper lip, where i imagine the bottom teeth sunk in . . . the guy lost a portion of his upper lip.
but again, i just don't see how the dog could possibly have run up on him and jumped up and bit him on the face without doing significantly more damage than that.
unless the guy was restraining the dog or "laying" on the dog, as they said in one report, then got bit . . .
dunno, the whole thing is just so . . . off.
Maybe it was a drug sniffing pit bull.....
CLEARLY PBF NEEDS TO STEP ASIDE AND LET A PROFESSIONAL WORK THIS CASE. IS WHITEWASH JIMMY AVAILABLE OR IS HE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO PLACE THE BLAME ON TWO YEAR OLD VALENCIA NEWTON? THE NUTTERS SURE DO NEED HIS SERVICES IN MARYLAND.
| 3/27/2009 11:19 AM |
Here is a little advice for Baby Reba who "can't stop thinking how incredibly uncommon it is for a dog to just run up to someone and bite them in the face."
After 8700 comments on PBF alone, one might get the impression that Baby Reba actually KNOWs something about pit bulls.
Maybe Baby Reba needs to spend a little more time READING about pit bulls and a lot less time blathering endlessly about pit bulls.
Let me direct you to Diane Jessup's website, THE WORKING PIT BULL and after you digest all of that information, I strongly recommend that you spend time at game-dog.com. As much as I despise the game-doggers, at least they are honest about the breed. You will learn a lot from Marty's gang.
"There are aspects of ring sport which put the bulldog at a disadvantage when competing against sheepdogs like shepherds and malinois. The sport requires the dog, at times, to bite and then quickly release and retreat - something no true bulldog is willing to do. Also, biting the leg, which is considered preferable, takes more training for a bulldog who will naturally shun the extremities in favor of the more "courageous" bites to the body. A bulldog is bred to grip the head of its prey - whereas a sheepdog nips the legs."
1) a pit bull is trained to jump up 4-6 ft and grab onto a rope
2) a pit bull is bred to grip the head of its prey
I can see why Diane is no longer welcome at PBF. PBF nutters live in the land unicorns and rainbows.
| 3/29/2009 4:53 AM |
The nutters go there seeking reinforcement....The steady stream of mauling stories are relexively responded to in lockstep fashion with the following excuses:
Blame the owner
wasn't a pit bull
pit bull had pups