We Didn't Think So
Greensburg, PA - As demonstrated by numerous U.S. press reports -- which date back to 1983 -- pit bulls are frequently used as "deadly weapons" by criminals to inflict injurious attacks on people and to carry out felonious crimes. This is unquestionably due to the pit bull's "killer bite." One does not read headlines, "Armed Robbery by Cocker Spaniel" or "Man Charged with Rape and Deadly Chihuahua Attack of Sisters," because these dog breeds were not genetically engineered for such tasks.
This obvious fact, however, does not stop a number of high level animal control and humane officials from directly comparing a pit bull's unmatched aggression and bite to that of a Chihuahua's in hopes that the public will swallow the purple Kool-Aid. Just two examples include: Executive Director of the Thomas County Humane Society, Carol Jones (in response to a fatal attack) and more recently, the Director of the Elkhart County Humane Society, Anne Reel (in response to a potential pit bull law).
Man Charged With Using Pit Bull In Armed Robbery
"A Westmoreland County man has been charged with armed robbery for threatening a man with his pit bull.
State police say James Hassinger threatened a man to give him $100 dollars or he'd have his dog attack him.
The man didn't have the money, so they went to an ATM, where the victim withdrew cash.
After taking the money, police say Hassinger and the animal got into a car and drove off.
The victim was able to give police a description of the suspect and the car.
Police located Hassinger at his home and his live-in girlfriend confirmed that he got $100 off a person near Isaac's Ale House.
When police arrested Hassinger he told them he used the money to buy crack cocaine, which they used later in the evening.
Police were unable to find any drugs at the residence.
Hassinger is being held at the Westmoreland County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond."
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