Apartment where Ronnel Brown was killed by his pit bull-cross dog, named Kilo.
Killed by Pit Bull-Cross
UPDATE 07/11/12: Ronnel Brown, 40-years old, was mauled to death by a dog the Cincinnati SPCA is calling an Alapaha blue-blood bulldog, one of several breeds achieved by crossing the "old southern white bulldog" and the American pit bull terrier.1 (See: Early bloodlines, note the Colby pit bull at the top right). Neither the AKC nor UKC kennel clubs recognize this dog breed.2 According to Brown's sister, the dog that killed her brother was also his "pride and joy."
"(Kilo) was his pride and joy. He was very gentle with him. Both the dog gentle with my brother and my brother gentle with the dog." -DeLisa Brown
A separate article shows the victim was undergoing dialysis when the attack occurred. Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco told FOX 19 news, "He was on dialysis and had a device in his forearm that during the scuffle with the dog, the dog bit him in the forearm and ripped a hole in that device, that led to a lot of blood loss." Sammarco also described the bite wounds as deep and that it is unknown how much of a role the damaged device played in Brown's death.
What is known is that when paramedics arrived at the victim's apartment the dog was "berserk, out-of-control." Responding medical personnel had to wait up to ten minutes for police to arrive and shoot the dog to death before entering the man's home. Brown was dead by the time they reached him. Two puppies were also found in the victim's apartment. It is unknown if they are offspring. FOX 19 reports that many people have contacted the SPCA hoping to adopt one.3
Investigators tell Local 12 that 40 year old Ronnel Brown called 9-1-1 himself. He told dispatchers that he had been attacked by his 80 pound American bulldog and he believed he was going to pass out. When paramedics arrived, they could not enter the apartment because the dog was "berserk, out-of-control," according to Harold Dates of the SPCA.
Police officers were called and they were forced to shoot the dog several times before it died. Paramedics found Brown inside the apartment, dead.
Officials with the SPCA tell Local 12 there were also two puppies in the apartment-a male and a female-which are now in the care of the SPCA. And they found bags of marijuana in the apartment. - Local 12, July 11, 2012
07/11/12: Man Killed by Own Dog
Cincinnati, OH - In a developing story, a 40-year old man was mauled to death early Wednesday by his pet pit bull-type dog. Investigators say the victim, Ronnel Brown, called 911 and told dispatchers that he had been attacked by his dog and thought he was going to pass out. When firefighters arrived, they could not enter the apartment because the animal was so vicious. Police officers shot and killed the dog. Paramedics then entered and found Brown dead inside.
Upon arrival, the fire department was unable to gain entry into the victim's apartment because of the dog, which was an American pit bull/bull mastiff mix. The Police Department responded and shot the dog dead. The SPCA arrived a few moments later.
Officers entered the apartment and located the victim. He has been identified as Ronnel Brown, 40. Police are calling his death accidental.
According to the Hamilton County coroner's office, the man was on dialysis and had an IV. He had been bitten several times and appears to have bled to death.
Mike Retzlaff, operation director at SPCA, says a necropsy will be performed on the dog. There were two puppies with the dog, but its unclear if they were related to the dog. - Fox 19, July 11, 2012
2Untrue with other pit bull-type dogs (fighting breeds) including the dogo argentino, presa canario and others.
3Because at the end of the day, "abnormal" dog owners want to raise the likely offspring of a man-killer.
05/08/12: 2012 Dog Bite Fatality: Pet Pit Bull Kills 74-Year Old Santa Fe Man
04/26/11: Blogger Dissects Deceptive Online Pit Bull Identification Test, 'Find the Pit Bull'
05/12/10: 1909 Dog Bite Fatality: John P. Colby's Fighting Pit Bull Kills Nephew
The media's dog breed obfuscation game continues. And another American lies dead.
The Ohio law to deregulate pit bulls and pit mixes (HB 14)was passed in late February. In the
4 1/2 months since passage of this bill two Ohio residents have been killed by pit bulls. Thank you Barbara Sears, thank you Ledy Vankavage. I hope Miami is watching.
Wow. Two in 4.5 months. I hope Barbara Sears feels proud. Of course you know Ledy is.
In the 24 years of pit bull regulation in Ohio there were just four pit bull mauling deaths.
To be precise, there was also a pack mauling death involving 30 dogs of many breeds, some of them were pits, but this does not realy fit the criteria. I don't count this one. There was also a murder, the pit bull was the murder weapon, again, does not fit the criteria and I don't count it. Having said that, has there ever been a murder by Beagle? I digress…
Twenty four years with 4 pit bull mauling deaths v. 4 1/2 months without pit bull regulation and two pit bull mauling deaths. Ohio will catch up quickly. There is not enough soap in the Statehouse bathrooms to wash the blood off Representative Sears hands. This foolish legislator allowed herself to be used by special interests and Ohio residents are paying for it.
Entirely predictable outcome of throwing the Pit community a bone and allowing them to regulate themselves.
Calfornia and Texas have had over 60 residents killed by Pit Bull since they went BSL pre-emptive…A public safety disaster.
I don't know whether everyone here will remember, but some ten years ago one of the nutter chants was 'The pit bull isn't a breed of dog, it's a type of dog.' They were correct. It's a biological and genetic type, never mind what names people or organizations invent for the many mixes, derivatives and variations within the type.
Then the pit-nutcases figured out that this truth wasn't making it impossible to ban the pit bull, rather it was — correctly — leading to banning various 'breeds' that were of the type (alas not all of them though).
So they started this naming game. Call it a American Stafford, an American Bulldog, a Presa Canario, Dogo Argentino, now Alapaha, next Chickadoodoo, blah-blah whatever.
Another word game: For awhile, the aggressive breeds fans referred to the 'bully' breeds. Then they realized that indeed, anything with 'bull' in the name is part of this inherently dangerous biological and genetic class of undogs (including for example the bull mastiff), because 'bull' is acknowledgement that the (pit)bulldog genes were mixed in to get the desired body mass and the desired aggression.
Now the truly Pure and Holy pit fans get mad at their own who speak of 'bully' breeds.
So the tactic now seems to be to bully everyone into saying nothing that would imply there is a biological and genetic class of inherently dangerous undogs. I suppose the nutters hope legislators will have to ban each 'breed' they think up (on paper) separately, and will have to prove each and every time that it's (pit)bulldog type / mix / derivative or otherwise inherently dangerous (eg, tosa inu).
I wish our lawmakers would catch on that they don't need to prove anything to a psychologically handicapped minority among us in order to legislate for public safety and health. I wish they'd catch on that this would also be extremely good for dogs in general, including for the type that ends up dying out.
Meanwhile, what a farce that some pit-freako woman brings up the dialysis insert. Like as if any normal, real dog would've torn the thing out of the man's arm (apparently taking a piece of arm with it), then held medical staff at bay like this.
I hope Barbara Sears has adopted a poor, poor pit bull from her local shelter. That'll be at least one more pit bull that, when it berserks, will do so on someone who believes any and every pit bull life is worth risking humans ones. You know, do it with your own life, not with ours…
In the 80's when the Pit DBRF's started escalating, these dogs were called the American Pit Bulldog. The NKC, shrewdly rebranded to the American Bulldog as a smokescreen.
Rebranding and creating aliases has been an effective tactic for the dogfighters and bullbaiters. It covers up the trail of scalps, limbs and lives while preserving the flow of blood money.
Great post Sputnik!
I really like your last idea. Maybe we can send every single legislator a rescued pit bull as a gift…
The only problem is the pit would probably kill a neighbor kid and not the legislator.