Pit Bull Breaks into Fenced Yard
Okland Park, FL - A man shot and killed a pit bull that was caught on tape attacking his dog in an Oakland Park neighborhood. Anthony Dippolito said he heard his dog, Crystal, yelping. When he ran outside, he saw the pit bull attacking Crystal inside his fenced-in yard. Dippolito's home surveillance system captured the attack on video.
The pit bull did not budge after being shot in the chest with a .45.
The video showed the pit bull's owner beating his own dog, trying to get it off of Crystal. Dippolito ran out of the house with a gun in his hand and shot the pit bull. "It was still alive," he said. "I shot it right in the chest with a .45, and it didn't even fall over. I was quite surprised." Before shooting the pit bull, Dippolito said he beat it with a satellite dish, bending it.
Nothing was getting the dog off, and that's when I went in the house, got the gun and shot the dog, plain and simple," Dippolito said. "I'm a complete, total animal lover, but I was not going to let my dog be shredded like that." Police said the shooting was justifiable and that Dippolito would not face any charges. The pit bull was taken to an animal hospital and later died.
The genetic trait of "animal-aggression" in pit bulls is unacceptable.
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