Pit Bull Owner Attacked in Home
Evansville, IL - Tony Burden, 24, had been outside arguing with a neighbor. After he came into his house and sat down, his pit bull attacked him. Where have we heard this story before? We have a whole list of pit bull attack triggers, two included are "having an argument" and the "act of sitting down." Essentially, one has to be a statue to not trigger an attack. But this is untrue. We found an instance of a pit bull attacking a plastic statue of a dog in a PetSmart.
Police responded to the 911 call of Burden being attacked. Officer Tyrone Wood said the living room floor was covered in blood, the dog was ripping the arm of owner Tony Burden and a woman identified as Burden’s wife, Miriam Engelhardt, was screaming “He won’t let go” and hitting the dog, Brutis, with an aluminum bat. Meanwhile, Burden was shouting, “Help me, shoot him,” according to a police report. The officers shot and killed the dog.
These owners wisely should have had a break stick on hand.
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