Two Pit Bulls Shot
Glendale, AZ - It was reported Monday that Glendale police shot and killed two pit bulls after the dogs tried to attack a boy and the officers. In addition to pit bulls being able to withstand multiple shots from a police handgun or shotgun; heavily beaten by baseball bats; repeatedly stabbed with a two-prong barbecue fork or thrown off a six-story roof; pit bulls are so pain intolerant1 that even being run over by a 4,020 pound police vehicle will not stop a pit bull in "attack" mode.
So how does the average citizen stop a pit bull if it chooses to attack?
Glendale police shot and killed two pit bulls Monday after the dogs tried to attack a boy and the officers.
Police responded to a dog attack call in the neighborhood near 71st and Orangewood avenues at about 4 p.m. Residents said that the dogs had been chasing a juvenile on a bicycle.
Once on the scene, officers found the dogs to be similarly aggressive and shot them out of self defense, said Detective Mark Lankford, a spokesman for Glendale police.
One of the dogs was run over.
"The dog survived (being run down) and was still aggressive, so he (the officer) got out and shot it," Lankford said.
Lankford said the owner of the dogs has previously been cited for letting the animals loose.
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