Owner Can't Get Insurance (Duh!)
Santa Rosa, TX - In a boldfaced font, the article notes: "This case is separate from the death of a Weslaco boy attacked by a pit bull." Texas news journalists are perhaps noting the fact that Texas is the pit bull mauling capitol of the nation. In the last 1.5 years, dog attacks have killed 9 Texans, 8 of these deaths are attributed to pit bull type dogs.
Unsurprisingly, the owner of the pit bull wants his dog back after the dog allegedly bit three people. Gilbert Perez says that his dog is not a danger to the community. Police tell a different story. The pit bull is accused of biting a little girl, Santa Rosa's police chief and a man visiting the home. Perez believes his take on the story is more valid than the Santa Rosa Police chief.
The dog is currently in the city's quarantine and Perez will need insurance before he can bring the dog back home. He goes onto complain that it's really tough to get liability insurance for a pit bull that has attacked human beings. Given that Perez seems to be missing a few screws, we'll state the obvious: It's exactly the point Perez. Vicious animals are to be put down, not insured.
06/19/08: 2008 Fatality: Boy Killed by Pit Bull in Weslaco, Texas
05/19/08: 2008 Fatality: Boy Killed by Pit Bulls in Breckenridge, Texas