Taser Fire Does Nothing
Country Club Hills, IL - Two days after the dramatic Omaha attack that involved a severely injured victim, several firefighters, a bent metal catch pole and a thrashing pit bull, another pit bull strangled itself to death in a catch pole noose. The question is, "How common is this?" Thankfully, the most recent victim did not endure serious injuries. Also note that police officers were able to stop the Labrador, but were unable to stop the pit bull after several Taser fires:
"A Labrador has been taken from its owner and is being observed for rabies after it and a pit bull attacked a 34-year-old Country Club Hills man, police said. The dog is being kept for 10 days at a animal shelter in Chicago Ridge, police said. The pit bull died at the scene of the attack, which occurred Tuesday afternoon in the 17700 block of Sarah Lane in Country Club Hills, police said.
The man, whose injuries were not considered serious, was bitten by both dogs, police said. He was taken to South Suburban Hospital for treatment after he complained of a sore knee and swollen thumb, police said. When the man saw the dogs running free about 3 p.m. Tuesday, he tried to grab them because he feared for the safety of neighborhood children, police said. The dogs were "somewhat aggressive," the man told police.
A neighbor told police she heard the man yelling, "Someone help. The dogs are attacking me. Call 911." When officers arrived at the scene, the dogs charged at them, growling and snarling, police said. Officers were able to subdue the Labrador. But the pit bull continued to struggle after being struck several times with a Taser, police said. The pit bull was strangled during repeated attempts to break free from a snaring device around its neck, police said."
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