Monday, June 30, 2014

BURBANK WA - A LOOSE PIT BULL CHARGED UP TO AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY GOING FISHING WITH HIS FAMILY AND BIT HIM - DEPUTIES CAUGHT UP WITH THE FLEEING NUTTERS ON THE HIGHWAY - STILL NOT MUCH WAS DONE !!!!!

Erik Magnuson says the dog attacked happened so fast right after he and his family arrived at Cargill Pond to go fishing. They had grabbed their fishing poles and walked about 15 feet from their vehicle. They had not even set their fishing gear down. A loose PIT BULL attacked his son Asher.  It first came over and sniffed a cousin, and then chomped down on the child's arm. 

Erik Magnuson says that he ended up drawing his  firearm,  and the dog ran off and I yelled at the people get your dog on the leash. When I told these people, that the sheriff's department was on the way, they got in their vehicle  and took off at a high rate of speed.

Despite deputies rushing to the scene, the dog was given back to its owners while the child went to the ER.  The dog had been running loose with its owners who were visiting from Spokane.

Walla Walla County Deputies caught up with the couple on the highway. They were only issued an infraction because dog bites aren't a criminal case in that jurisdiction. There was no additional ticket for fleeing the scene.The couple was also allowed to leave with their dog. t's up to them to report any signs of aggression in their own pet. Not much comfort for a father of an eight-year old who ended up in the ER with puncture wounds.

"People who are going to take their animal and run away from this type of thing, what are the chances of them following up letting us know, that's concerning to me for my son," said Magnuson.

Doctors say it's likely Asher will have a permanent scar.

"He bit me for no reason, all I was doing was holding my fishing pole,"said Asher Magnuson.

The rules on dangerous dogs vary county to county. Based on the way this was handled in Walla Walla,  are the rules  the same in Benton and Franklin Counties. Deputies in Benton said it was likely they would have seized the dog. Franklin County says the owners may not have even been given an infraction.



3 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

I do believe in karma, and it will come around to this couple of scumbags.

Anonymous said...

Poor kid... he's so confused by this. And rightfully so. It's insane to think a dog just ran up and bit him under these circumstances. I understand pit bulls do this kind of thing.. but EVEN FOR THEM this is kind of nuts. This all happened within the first minute the family arrived. The dog barely had time to pick out the youngest child before attacking.

Farmer Jane said...

The message we get from AC's and LE's response to these attacks: It's ok if your dog attacks/bites/mauls someone. But if we catch you letting it run loose, we might give you a citation/infraction. Good job! That will make things right for this little boy. (sarcasm font liberally applied)