Sunday - July 15, 2012 - Robert Clark was cutting logs for woodworking in his backyard in the 700 block of Warner Avenue shortly before noon when he saw the next-door neighbor's Pit Bull jump through the rail fence and start........
BITING AT HORSES IN THE PASTURE.
He yelled at the dog to stop, drawing its attention, which in turn led to the 6-foot-9-inch man having to choose a weapon to keep the dog at bay - a cell phone, an ax, or a chain saw. The dog circled him, lunging at his legs and then jumping at his throat. He held his cell phone in one hand and used his ax with short measured swings to keep the animal at bay....
"I JUST HELD MY GROUND. BUT THE DOG BECAME MORE VIOLENT AND IT BECAME CLEAR THE PIT BULL WAS ENJOYING IT....IT WAS A GAME TO HIM."
An officer soon arrived and the dog charged at him and he fired first at about 20 feet with a shotgun. They believed this shot missed the Pit and it ran across the street and was fired at the second time. It ran into a nearby tool shed.
The owner, CRAIG PETTIT, 26, was called to bring the dog out of the shed and it was taken to a vet. and it will recover. However, this was the 4th time Police have been called about Pettit's Pit . Robert Clark said one of those 4 times , it chased his wife onto their porch. In canvassing the neighborhood most all of the neighbors indicatd that the dog is aggressive. Pettit had a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court after being cited on charges of having a dangerous dog on March 11.