Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Las Vegas, NV - A Las Vegas police officer shot and killed a male pit bull that bit three people at a Skypointe Drive gas station. The dog wandered into the gas station parking lot and attacked an 8-year old girl and her father as they were pumping gas. The father lifted his daughter onto the hood of his car then scrambled up himself. As the pit bull tried to jump onto their car, a Good Samaritan angled his SUV next to the vehicle so the man and his daughter could get away.
But the pit bull was not finished attacking.The dog then ran inside the adjacent Short Line Express Market and continued its assault by latching onto a man's arm. The man dragged the dog outside by the collar with the animal still hanging from his arm. Police arrived on the scene and shot the animal killing it (view like scenario). As expected, the dog lacked identification, such as tags or microchipping. All three victims were treated at the hospital. The two adult men reportedly suffered the worst injuries.
Animal Control had been called to pick up the loose pit bull earlier, but they arrived too late.
Snap! Three new victims.
05/05/09: Pit Bull "Berserks" and Attacks Four Family Members
04/30/09: Pit Bull Attacks Four in Peabody; LifeFlight and Ambulances Summoned
02/20/08: Pit Bull Attacks Mother, Daughter at Gas Station
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| 5/13/2009 6:14 AM |
It should be a felony offense to own a pit and not have owner ID on the dog, either with collar tags or microchip. The article said the dog had a collar, so it clearly belonged to somebody. Hope they find them and make them pay.
| 5/13/2009 9:46 AM |
Thank you for linking to that video. That is my ALL time FAVORITE pit bull video.
I love seeing that one final explosion of rage after the first bullet hits him. And yes, I like watching him die.
The cherry on top is that he was attacking the owner.
It just doesn't get any better than this.
| 5/13/2009 1:07 PM |
Its a good thing they got another one of those baby killers off the streets. I have children, and that pitbulls still exist scares me for the future of them. Where will we be in 20 years if we still have pitbulls? Will my children be safe?