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Blogger Bagheera Kiplingi  |  6/14/2010 10:47 AM  |  Flag  
It doesn't matter if the dog didn't delver the fatal bite. If the rottweiler was not loose and had not lunged at this man, he would be alive.

OpenID trigger770  |  6/14/2010 12:43 PM  |  Flag  
"I'm just so frustrated with them." Teri Lin said she can't get any answers from either, "every time I go down there they keep saying the case is not assigned yet. I don't even know if they're doing an investigation and it seems like they're blowing me off."

Had this man been assaulted by a human being, the police would be all over the case. But Eddie was merely killed by a dog. "These things happen." Our condolences Teri Lin...

One can only hope that Teri sues the hell out of the USPS for their miserable investigation that excludes telling the victim's wife any information!

Blogger cravendesires  |  6/14/2010 4:49 PM  |  Flag  
the second attack on a mail carrier for this dog, that we know about. i don't understand why manslaughter charges are not being brought against the owner.

Blogger Mz M.  |  6/14/2010 7:04 PM  |  Flag  
I think Rotties are great animals but ONLY when trained and controlled by intelligent owners.

This is typical behavior -- not of the breed -- but of the USPS, who I worked for briefly in 2001. They send carriers out w/o decent delivery maps, w/o clear guidelines, in vehicles that often aren't safe, etc.

I used to have to deliver mail to a ski lodge where a pack of 5 huge dogs (2 of them pitbull mixes) roamed loose, terrorizing mail carriers and anybody else who wandered onto the property. The USPS finally stopped delivering mail to the address and the owner locked his dogs up.

I think the animal should be put down and the owner(s) charged with negligence and I think the family of this carrier should sue the USPS.

OpenID trigger770  |  6/15/2010 7:46 AM  |  Flag  
"There are no criminal charges pending according to Oceanside police."

OpenID trigger770  |  6/16/2010 11:15 AM  |  Flag  
Letter carrier Hao Yun “Eddie” Lin was working overtime covering his co-worker’s Oceanside mail route when he apparently caught a Rottweiler’s attention through a window....

Authorities said the Rottweiler was able to push a door open to get outside, and the dog chased Lin down the block and apparently lunged or jumped on him, causing him to strike his head on the ground.


Blogger 4truth  |  6/17/2010 8:12 AM  |  Flag  
This is sad, there should be legislation in place for nonbite injuries! He leaves behind a wife and three young children, the two youngest will more than likely never remember their father except through photos and family telling them about him. They will be immersed in medical bills for a long time. All because of a dog. This family needs justice!!

OpenID trigger770  |  6/19/2010 1:33 PM  |  Flag  
The dog owner speaks:

"I feel sorry for her and everything, but what can I do? It's already over. Life's lost," dog owner James Beatty said.

Beatty told News 8 he and his father own the dog. He said they've never had any trouble with the four-year old Rottweiler, and the dog simply ran out of the front door. "I wasn't here that day. (The dog) hit the door somehow and the door flew open," Beatty said.

Blogger Dark  |  6/19/2010 6:48 PM  |  Flag  
It never ceases to amaze me how many owners of aggressive dogs have dogs that just somehow magically get out of their houses. Is it because they have vicious dogs, so they think they don't need to lock or secure their front doors the way normal people do? I hope the family sues them to high heaven.

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