Area on dirt driveway where a man was severely mauled by a pit bull in Phenix City.
Man Lost Limbs
Phenix City, AL - An elderly man is dead after being mauled by a pit bull early Tuesday morning. Frank Cobb, 70-years old, was found lying in a dirt driveway with severe dog bite injuries when police arrived. Cobb was first transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital in West Georgia, then transferred to Grady Health in Atlanta, "where they tried to re-attach his limbs," family members said. Cobb died in the intensive care unit at Grady Health on Tuesday night.
An aggressive large black dog was seen in the area where police found the victim. One officer attempted to Taze the dog. A canine matching the description of the attacking dog was later found dead on US Route 431 after being struck by a vehicle, according to police. That dog's body was sent to a lab for testing. Cobb's body was transported back to Alabama, where an autopsy will be performed. Police have not identified the owner of the pit bull and no arrests have been made.
On September 21 at about 2:00 am, Phenix City police were dispatched to the 100 block of 17th Avenue in reference to a dog attack. Arriving officers found Cobb on the ground with serious injuries. Witness Kenny Bo spoke to WTVM. "I heard someone say help," Bo said. "It was blood everywhere. I was devastated, I mean flabbergasted. I tried to help Red. I grabbed the dog by its neck and by his nose and I took off running down the street so he could chase me," Bo said.
Phenix City lies in both Lee and Russell counties on the border of Alabama and Georgia. The only thing separating the city from Georgia is the Chattahoochee River. Multiple people have been killed by dogs in Phenix City over the years, including, Katie Morrison, 20, in 2014, Cason Bryant, 5, in 2010 and Richard Adams, 47, in 2006. The population in Phenix City is only 36,000. There have now been four fatal dog maulings in a population this small over a 16-year period.
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Law enforcement departments across the United States should release consistent "baseline" information to the media and the public after each fatal dog mauling, including these items.
Police responded to a dog bite……omg.
When a power breed mauls and rips ppls limps off, that’s hardly a “ bite “ !
But mauling is NOT a nice word for describing what doggies do. Can’t hurt their fee-fees, now can we?
I hate how they use the term “bite”.
That leads to “all dogs bite”.
How many other dogs routinely remove limbs?
I know there is that one Husky (that is still the goodest boy, after all he left the kid one arm). At the point that limbs have been gnawed off, we have gone WAY past bite.
Live with dangerous canines, die by dangerous canines. Unless you have protection on you wherever you go.
Yup. If I’m in my front yard pulling weeds I have a knife on me. Trashy people a few houses down have a pit they have admitted is vicious and a north facing gate that looks like it’s falling off the hinges. No lock of course, they sometimes put a rock in front of it. I’ve seen this dog body slam the gate when people pass, it’s only a matter of time. I emailed animal control about the danger, no response of course.
The authorities need to erect signs, warning pedestrians of a possibly dangerous dog, a couple of houses, each side of the propery! Give people the opportunity to decide if they want/need to continue walking towards possible anger 🤔 In Australia, the local city/shire erects signage for swooping birds (mainly nesting magpies) usually it is up to to the owner to display a ‘dangerous dog’ sign..they, also need to do this for frightening dogs, it is awful to be dog rushed from the other side of a fence, hoping like heck that the fence will hold up, every time!
The authorities need to erect signs, warning pedestrians of a possibly dangerous dog, a couple of houses, each side of the property! Give people the opportunity to decide if they want/need to continue walking towards possible danger 🤔 In Australia, the local city/shire erects signage for swooping birds (mainly nesting magpies) usually it is up to to the owner to display a ‘dangerous dog’ sign..they, also need to do this for frightening dogs, it is awful to be dog rushed from the other side of a fence, hoping like heck that the fence will hold up, every time!
Another elderly person dies because of a crazed pitbull.
He was murdered by the owner of the dogs.
What do you mean? Has more information been released? If so, can you please leave a link to it? Or send information to us via email. https://www.dogsbite.org/dogsbite-contact.php
In Florida they pay contractors to hunt and euthanize pythons. Phenix City, Houston and other cities need to do the same with stray pits. If your dog is loose with no tags it is a stray as far as I am concerned. Give a 2 weeks notice “Stay dogs will be euthanized” and then start rounding them up.
I hope the correct dog got ran over.
I’m not going to cry over any stray pit getting hit by a car but I would like for the killer to be dead. I suspect they get quite a thrill taking down a man and would do it again if given the chance.
Lots of pit bull attacks in Columbus and other little towns like Waverly Hall across the Chattahoochee.
These dogs are thrill killers, for sure. I hope this man’s death won’t get swept under the rug.
Any of us older folks that knows pit bulls knows we are of absolutely no match for a pit bull. When my dad was 75, he hit the pit bull mauling our dog Digger
with a big rock he carried to weight down farm equipment. Digger did not survive although we tried to save her. The pit bull did not survive his owner’s bullet.
That was in 1988, and I never new pit bulls were dangerous in those days.
“Where they tried to re-attach his limbs,”
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Waiting to hear of the people who need their limbs reattached after chihuahua attacks.
Four out of 36k population torn apart by dogs.
How does that *not* fall into the serial killer category?
Asking for a friend