Kirksville, MO - A pit bull named Caesar recently broke through his owner's screen door to chase another dog. Next, the animal approached a letter carrier with a "wagging" tail. Caesar then launched an attack on letter carrier Danny Pagliai who suffered multiple bites to his arm and received multiple stitches. According to the dog's owner, Niki Parrish, this type of behavior is "totally out of character" for Caesar. She also blamed the unprovoked attack on the letter carrier.
“I think the mailman went up to him and maybe his bag scared the dog,” Parrish said.
Meanwhile, as Parrish did not witness the attack nor did she appear to notice that her dog burst through her own screen door, police had arrived on the scene. Officers employed multiple tools to stop the dog. After a catch pole failed to trap the dog, officers sprayed the animal twice with pepper spray with no result. Officers then switched to firearms. The first shot hit the pit bull in the rib cage. When the dog continued to move, a second shot was fired to the dog's head killing it.
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