Man Killed by Boxer
Miami Dade, Fl - On August 30, 2006 South Florida reported it's second fatal dog attack just a few weeks apart. Pablo Rudolfo Fleites, 56, was found dead in the pen of a 5-year-old male boxer. The dog had the man's blood all over its body when police found the victim. The attack occurred in South Miami-Dade County. Police believe the victim may have been intoxicated when he entered the pen and the animal attacked him. Animal services euthanized the dog after the attack.
A penned Boxer dog fatally mauled a man in South Miami-Dade County on Monday night -- the second such attack in South Florida in 10 days.
Officers found Pablo Fleites, 56, dead inside a dog pen behind a house at 20280 SW 190th St. Also inside the pen: a 5-year-old male Boxer covered in the man's blood, Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Joanne Duncan said.
The department's Animal Services Unit took custody of the Boxer.
Investigators say Fleites, who lived at the address, may have been intoxicated when he entered the pen Monday evening and the dog attacked him. The pen also was home to a 6-month-old female Boxer that was not injured. - Sofia Santana, Sun-Sentinel, August 30, 2006
No one witnessed the fatal mauling, but owners of the property found his body and called police. Police tried to learn why Fleites was in the dog's pen. Fleites lived on a shed on the property, which is a three-acre farm. A second dog, a 6-month-old female boxer, also was in the pen but was not believed to have been involved in the attack. Officers did not take the female dog away. Earlier in the month, a woman was killed while trying to bath her dog, a 120 pound presa canario.
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