From left: Pit bull, David Holland, Glen's mail truck, Tage Wright.
David Holland Video
UPDATE 05/03/09: In a video that offers a stark portrayal of a common pit bull owner, who cares nothing for the actual and collateral damage caused by his dogs, we bring you 19-year old David Holland. He starts by blaming the attack on his neighbors. According to reporters, the neighbors "should have told him" his dogs were loose. Holland then laughs as he looks across the street at the yard that still depicts the tipped over chair Glen used to defend himself.
Reporter: "What do you feel about the dogs?"
Holland: "That they was protecting this house."
Reporter: "From a mailman?"
Holland: "Yeah, I came outside and he was hitting him in the head with a chair."
Reporter: "Do you feel bad about what happened to the mailman?"
Holland: "Of course I feel bad. Who wouldn't feel bad? It's a grown man. You see the way he was screaming...Who wouldn't feel bad?" (He then takes a long swig from his drink.)
Reporter: "You're kinda smiling."
Holland: "I'm smiling because you're pissing me the f*ck off."
The video also describes the attack on Glen. Witnesses say, one dog initially grabbed onto his mailbag. As he went to set his mailbag down, the other pit bull jumped him from behind and latched onto the back of his neck. Simultaneously, the second pit bull came from the front and tore into his thigh. The mailman suffered 22 puncture wounds and broken bones. Witnesses say it would have been a lot worse had Wright not chased them off with a hammer.
Authorities may file more charges against Holland. But after 28 previous visits to his home in addition to Holland owning a previous set of pit bulls that attacked another man, any additional charges now are "too little, too late."
05/02/09: Both Pit Bulls to Be Euthanized
The two pits bulls that stem from a "line of vicious" dogs have been euthanized. Both Miracle and Fatboy, were put down with approval from their owner, 19-year old David Holland Jr. Though only one complaint was made against the dogs in the past year, police Lt. William Molis said two dozen complaints have been lodged against the Holland residence since 2006, mostly for noise disturbances and reports of suspicious activity.
Norwich Animal Control Officer Michele Kellough, and pit bull apologist, said she remembers the dogs' mother and father as "vicious." The mother was euthanized because of an attack and the father was the suspect in the mauling of a Meals-On-Wheels driver. She added that as many as 450 to 500 dogs pass through the cages at the Norwich dog pound each year, some abandoned and some too vicious to be placed in homes. Pit bulls are the most common.
The fines issued against Holland total $756. No criminal charges were filed. Meanwhile, mailman Jeff Glen continues to be hospitalized after suffering a severed artery and possible broken arm. It is likely that 19-year old Holland is "judgment proof" and will not pay a penny toward Glen's extensive medical bills. Furthermore, since there are likely no laws to stop Holland, he will purchase a new set of pit bulls in several weeks and start the process all over.
05/02/09: Lineage of "Man-Biting" Pit Bulls
Norwich, CT - It was reported Friday that two pit bulls attacked a mailman as he was delivering mail in Norwich. According to police, the bite severed an artery in the mailman's leg and his arm could be fractured. The victim was identified as Jeff Glenn and as of Friday was listed in serious condition. The attack was the 28th time police had been called to the house with the dogs. The parents of the two dogs were euthanized after attacking someone else.
This is a clear example of aggressive, man-biting pit bulls producing more aggressive, man-biting pit bulls.
A construction worker, Tage Wright, 59, who was working on a home nearby heard the mailman screaming and went to help the man. "I grabbed my framing hammer and walked out the front door, and when I came out, I saw him and he was putting a chair between himself and the dogs, trying to keep the dogs off." Wright added, "Maybe [the pit bulls] know a mad carpenter with a framing hammer when they see one. They have teeth. I have a hammer."
The owners of the dogs said the animals "weren’t usually cruel" and got out of the backyard through a hole in the fence. David Holland, who owns the pit bulls, was charged with eight seemingly insignificant violations after the attack. This is despite the fact that Glen could have bled to death, the police had visited the home 28 times prior to the attack and Holland's previous pit bulls (the parents of these pit bulls) had attacked a person as well.
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