Police Kill Another Attacking Pit Bull in Broward County
Hollywood, FL - Broward County has a pit bull problem; three attacks have occurred in 40 days. 7-year old Angel Germain, 35-year old Paulo Jean, and most recently a close call with law enforcement officers.
Last Friday, two police officers shot and killed a charging pit bull after they received a call complaining of a "large aggressive pit bull on the loose." A resident told the responding officers that his next-door neighbor's pit bull had charged him several times when he tried to leave his home.
As the officers assessed the threat and tried to locate the dog's owner, they saw the rust-colored "red" pit bull scale a 4-foot fence separating the complaining neighbor's home from the dog owner's home. When officers approached the property containing the pit bull, the 95-pound animal scaled the fence again and charged them. Both officers shot the dog, striking it multiple times.
While the officers waited for Broward County Animal Control to come remove the dead dog, its owner came home. Alexander Mateo-Perez, 39, told officers the pit bull had been behaving aggressively for several days because of a female dog in the house that is in heat.