Weed Whacker, Vacuum, Broom
Deland, FL - It was recently reported that a dog owner used a weed whacker to stop a pit bull attacking his dog. Joshua Swanson told police that a pit bull suddenly appeared in his yard and ran through the open doors of his house and attacked his Labrador-mix. Swanson first beat the pit bull with a broom. When that failed, he started up his weed whacker and set it on the pit bull. He said the pit bull didn't even make a sound after being struck by the tool.
"I first hit him on the back a couple of times and he didn't make a noise; he didn't even let go. Then I just jabbed him with it one last time..."
Swanson's girlfriend also threw a vacuum at the pit bull. According to police, the pit bull suffered large cuts to its back, right hip and hind leg and was taken to an animal clinic. Swanson's dog, named Lucy, sustained several puncture wounds to the hip area. When police located the owner of the pit bull the next day, Craig May said he thought someone had "stolen his pit bull." Apparently, the cage door was ripped open, the wires bent and the pit bull was gone!
A subsequent article did not resolve the "stolen" claim or the ransacked pit bull cage. But May's mother, Emma, told reporters that the dog had been put to sleep.
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