Friday, December 4, 2009
Busts Through Door
Rockville, MD - Lying in a hospital bed, Orlando Romero spoke to the Washington Post about what it was like to be attacked by his large pit bull-rottweiler mix, a dog that had bitten his son1 last month. The dog, named Jesus, had shown signs of aggression for about two months prior to the incident that hospitalized Romero. His injuries include: bites to his left arm down to the bone, damaged muscles and nerves and a large hole in his wrist requiring 150 stitches.
Romero said the attack lasted about 20 minutes. According to the Washington Post, "The attack brought a team of police officers to his home in Rockville on Saturday night. They spent hours trying to catch the dog, which crashed into walls, busted a hole through the door of a bedroom where he had briefly been contained, jumped on windowsills and ignored several electronic rounds from a Taser." Police officers eventually shot and killed the dangerous dog.
One of the most compelling aspects of Romero's account are the images of the door the dog crashed through as police attempted to contain the berserking animal.
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| 12/05/2009 4:11 AM |
I can't imagine the sheer callousness it takes to keep a dog after it attacks your own child. He cared nothing for the safety of his son, and he paid the price for his stupidity. Thank God it wasn't an innocent neighbor or neighbor's pet that suffered, and thank God it wasn't the child who wound up in the hospital or dead. Pit bulls are dangerous enough. What kind of moron crosses one with a Rottweiler?!
| 12/05/2009 10:49 AM |
The perp once used the dog to hide from police: "When officers arrived, Romero said, they were only too happy to keep him and Jesus behind a closed door."
Later the same dog turns on him and sends him to the hospital! Guess who gets to pay these emergency surgery bills and long term physical therapy bills?
YOU DO ROMERO!
Get out the checkbook. You've hit at least 30k already. Not to mention, due to your injury you won't be working in the floor installation business any time soon...
| 12/05/2009 3:50 PM |
No, I believe that the TAXPAYER will be be picking up the bills for yet another pit bull mix attack.
I suspect that this "self employed" owner was on the welfare dole with some taxpayer-funded health coverage.
| 12/07/2009 3:25 AM |
And don't forget this Frankenmauler's breeder who most likely didn't declare income,nor collect and remit state sales tax!
It all adds up to the tax payer being bitten in the ass!
| 12/10/2009 12:21 AM |
Good to see a consulting adult take the mauling instead of some innocent....Kind of like when a drunk driver wraps himself around a tree instead of plowing into the family coming around the next corner.