Thursday, October 22, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY OK - 5 PIT BULLS MAULED EDGAR BROWN, 60, SO SEVERELY HE DIED AFTER SPENDING NEARLY 2 WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL, HIS LEGS WERE AMPUTATED AND PART OF HIS ARM FROM INFECTION AND HE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK

News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports | OKC Man Dies After Being Mauled By Five Dogs: A metro man died following an attack by five pit bulls and now, his family wants justice.

A metro man died following an attack by five pit bulls and now, his family wants justice.
They say the attack happened as he was just trying to help a friend on Oklahoma City's southwest side.
Edgar Brown, 60, spent nearly two weeks in the hospital before he died Friday from a number of complications.
Brown's family laid him to rest Tuesday and they're hoping the owner of those dogs will face criminal charges. 
“My theory is this, if that dog committed a murder, as far as I’m concerned the owner committed murder. He should get the same penalty as if he had done it,” Dexter Brown said.   
On Oct. 6, Dexter Brown said his brother, known to his family and close friends as “Tootie,” was asked to go over to a friend's rental home to take out the trash. 
“He was trying to hold the gate shut,” Dexter Brown said. 
Dexter said there's a gate between the home and the area where five pit bulls were.
“He was holding the dogs, holding the gate shut trying to keep the dogs from coming through to get him,” Dexter Brown said. “But the dogs had a hold on the fence, so they left the gate, ran from the hole, and they all came in there and attacked him.”
The dogs mauled Edgar near the front yard of the rental home off SW 38 and Youngs Blvd. 
“He was hollering, help. Somebody honked their horn and then they got off of him and ran back through the fence,” Dexter Brown said.  
Edgar was rushed to OU Medical Center. 
“He had blood all over him, all over the floor, everywhere. Flesh was hanging off his arms. It was the most awful mess I’ve ever seen,” Dexter Brown said.  
Dexter Brown said while his brother was in the hospital, it was a downward spiral. His brother suffered complications including a heart attack which lead to a triple bypass surgery. 
Doctors also had to remove his legs and part of his arm because of an infection. 
“And we buried him today. We had his funeral today,” Dexter Brown said. “He was the most wonderful little brother you’ve ever had in your life. Had a big heart, and he loved dogs. That’s what’s bad about it, he loved dogs.” 
All five pit bulls have been euthanized, but the family still wants the dog's owner charged. 
Oklahoma City police are working the case.
http://www.news9.com/story/30321700/okc-man-dies-after-being-mauled-by-five-dogs

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2015 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES  - 27 (10 CHILDREN - 17 ADULTS)

PIT BULL - 18
        FREDERICK MD - 
        WEST MIFFLIN PA
        WHEELING WV 
       JEFFERSON COUNTY AR
       PAHRUMP NV
       DALLAS TX
       CHICAGO IL
       LAWTON OK
       PECOS TX
       HENDERSON COUNTY NC
       SHAKER HEIGHTS OH
       REDBIRD OK (4 dogs-3 pit bulls and 1 rottweiler)
       SPARTANBURG SC
       MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC
       NORTHSHORE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA
       BAKER HEIGHTS WV
       VIDOR TX
       OKLAHOMA CITY OK
      
PIT BULL MIXES - 2
       BROOKSVILLE FL
       COLLEGE SPRINGS PAGE COUNTY IA  

3 DOGS:  AMERICAN BULLDOG, RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, LAB MIX??? - 1 ATTACK
      MIAMI DADE FL

ROTTWEILER -  1
       SULPHUR SPRINGS TX  

UNKNOWN BREED DOGS -  5 
       COAL HILL JOHNSON COUNTY AR (RUMORED TO BE  HIS SON'S PIT BULL MIXES) 
       ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION SD  
       WASHINGTON GA (RUMORED TO BE PIT BULLS)
       CANYON LAKE TX
       AUTAUGA CO AL - DAYS AFTER THE MAULING DEATH HER SON'S FB PAGE SHOWED FAMILY         
        PICTURES WITH A LARGE PIT BULL AND 2 MIXED BREEDS SAID TO BE RETRIEVER AND                         SHEPHERD - ONE OF THOSE WAS TIED UP AT THE TIME!             
      

(1-2-   PACK OF FERAL DOGS - UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN MALE ABOUT 40- GALLUP NM - PENDING - FOUND NEAR A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT ON U.S. 491 - POSSIBLY MAULED BY A PACK OF DOGS)


1.  1-7 -  EUGENE WESLEY SMITH -  87- FREDERICK MD - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY A 4-YEAR-OLD NEUTERED PIT BULL WEIGHING ABOUT 84 POUNDS THAT HAD BEEN RESCUED/ADOPTED AND LIVED IN THE HOME WITH SMITH, HIS SON AND HIS SON'S FIANCE SINCE MAY. 

2.  1-19 - DECLIN MOSS - 18 MONTHS - ISTACHATTA NORTH OF BROOKSVILLE FL - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY 2 OF THE FAMILY'S  PIT BULL MIXES  WHILE IN THE CARE OF HIS GRANDFATHER.

3.  1-22 -  MALAKI MILDWARD -  7 - COLLEGE SPRINGS, PAGE COUNTY IA - KILLED BY THE FAMILY'S TWO  8 OR 9 -MONTH-OLD PIT BULL MIXES.

4.  2-4  -  FREDERICK GLENN CRUTCHFIELD- 63- COAL HILL, JOHNSON COUNTY AR -  FOUND DEAD NEAR WOODED AREA OUTSIDE HIS HOME - AUTOPSY REVEALED HE DIED FROM BLOOD LOSS DUE TO MULTIPLE DOG BITES - THE DOGS, BREED UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME, BELONGED TO A RELATIVE. 

 5. 2-22 - TAY'LYNN DEVAUGHN, 2 - WEST MIFFLIN PA - MAULED TO DEATH BY HER AUNT'S BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL INSIDE THE HOME WHERE SHE AND HER FATHER HAD BEEN STAYING FOR SEVERAL DAYS - SHE HAD BEEN AROUND THE PIT BULL PREVIOUSLY.

6. 3-8 -  ROY HIGGINBOTHAM JR -  62 - WHEELING WV - AUTOPSY PENDING -  A 3-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PIT BULL OWNED BY DAVID WALLACE, 63, POSSIBLY A ROOMMATE OF HIGGINBOTHAM, ATTACKED HIM WHEN HE TRIED TO GIVE AID TO WALLACE WHO MAY HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK.  WALLACE  HAD OWNED THE MOTHER OF THIS PIT BULL SO HE HAD THIS DOG SINCE IT WAS BORN.  AUTOPSY RESULTS SHOW THE VICTIM DIED FROM A SEVERED RADIAL ARTERY NEAR HIS LEFT WRIST.

7. 3-12- BETTY WOOD - 78 - SULPHUR SPRINGS TX - MAULED TO DEATH INSIDE HER HOME BY HER 5-YEAR-OLD ROTTWEILER

8. 3-14- JULIA CHARGING WHIRLWIND - 49 - WHITE RIVER SD - ROSEBUD RESERVATION - MAULED TO DEATH BY AT LEAST 2 AND PROBABLY MORE STRAY DOGS - BREED UNKNOWN.

9.  3-21- DE'TRICK JOHNSON- 36 - JEFFERSON COUNTY AR - ATTACKED AND MAULED TO DEATH BY 7 PIT BULLS AS HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AT C.J.'S GARAGE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF PINE BLUFF. HE WAS WAITING FOR THE OWNER TO ARRIVE TO OPEN THE GATES SO HE WAS STILL OUTSIDE THE GATES IN A PUBLIC STREET AREA.

10. 3-31 - NETA LEE ADAMS - 81 - WASHINGTON GA - FOUND DEAD IN A DITCH - THE CORONER RULED SHE HAD DIED FROM MULTIPLE DOG BITES - BREED UNKNOWN.

11.  4-14 - KENNETH LAWRENCE FORD - 79 - PAHRUMP NV - ATTACKED BY 3 PIT BULLS ON MARCH 13, HE DIED ON APRIL 14 FROM HIS SEVERE INJURIES.

12. 4-19 - BRAYDEN WILSON - 2-MONTH-OLD INFANT BOY - DALLAS TX - THE BABY WAS IN HIS BOUNCY SEAT.  HIS FATHER WAS WITH HIM AND HIS MOTHER WAS NOT HOME - THE FATHER WENT OUTSIDE TO TURN ON A SPRINKLER  AND WHEN HE CAME BACK IN, THE FAMILY PIT BULL WAS MAULING THE BOY WHILE HE SAT IN THE BOUNCY CHAIR.

13. 5-2 - GAEGE ANTHONY RAMIREZ - 7 - CANYON LAKE TX - MAULED BY AS MANY AS 5 UNKNOWN BREED DOGS AT A HOUSE IN CANYON LAKE TEXAS WHERE HIS MOTHER HAD TAKEN HIM TO VISIT.

14. 5-25 - JAMES W. NEVELS III - 5 - CHICAGO IL - THE BOY WAS VISITING IN A HOME WITH HIS MOTHER - A PIT BULL (OWNER NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME) WAS AT THE RESIDENCE AND WAS BEING KEPT IN A BEDROOM BUT IT "SOMEHOW" GOT TO THE BOY AND GRIPPED DOWN ON HIS NECK AND SHOULDER - HEROS - 2 TEENAGE BROTHERS CAME WITH EVERY OBJECT THEY COULD FIND AND BEGAN BEATING THE PIT BULL - A CHAIR, A KNIFE, A ROCK, A POLE, A BRICK UNTIL THEY BEAT THE MUTANT TO DEATH....BUT IT WAS TOO LATE!!! 

15.  6-28 - JORDON COLLINS-TYSON 'JO JO' - 3 - LAWTON, COMANCHE COUNTY OK - THE CHILD WAS BEING RAISED BY HIS GRANDFATHER AND THEY WERE AT HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE.  IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE GRANDFATHER WAS WORKING ON A CAR THERE.  SOMEONE NOT NAMED WAS WATCHING AFTER THE CHILD BY LOOKING THROUGH A WINDOW AS HE PLAYED IN THE YARD.  WHEN THEY LOOKED AGAIN, THE BOY WAS BEING MAULED BY A PIT BULL. TWO DOGS WERE ON THE PROPERTY AND EXACTLY WHO OWNED THIS DOG HAS NOT BEEN NAMED YET.

16.  7-2 -  NORBERTO LEGARDA- 83 - PECOS TX - THE ELDERLY MAN WAS FEEDING A RELATIVE'S PET DOG IN THEIR  BACKYARD WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF TOWN WHEN 3 PIT BULLS ENTERED THE YARD AND BEGAN ATTACKING THE RELATIVE'S PET AND THEN TURNED ON THE MAN. BY THE TIME POLICE GOT THERE AND SUBDUED THE PIT BULLS, HE WAS ALREADY DEAD.

17.  7-7 - JOSHUA PHILLIP STROTHER - 6 - HENDERSON NC - NEIGHBORS ADOPTED A NEUTERED MALE PIT BULL ABOUT 1-YEAR-OLD FROM A SHELTER IN A NEARBY COUNTY AND THEY ALLOWED JOSHUA AS WELL AS THEIR GIRL ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS JOSHUA TO PLAY WITH IT - IT APPEARS THAT JOSHUA CLIMBED THE FENCE OF THE NEIGHBOR TO PLAY AND WHEN HIS MOTHER DISCOVERED HIM A FEW MINUTES LATER HE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD AND APPEARED TO BE DEAD.

18.  7-12 - ANNIE WILLIAMS - 71 - SHAKER HEIGHTS OH - SHE WAS PICKING UP HER 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS FROM THEIR FATHER'S HOUSE AND HAD A 13-YEAR-OLD RELATIVE IN THE CAR WITH HER.  SHE EXITED THE CAR AND WAS ATTACKED IMMEDIATELY BY A PIT BULL WHO BELONGED TO SOMEONE WHO ALSO LIVED IN THE HOUSE. tWO MEN CAME AND TRIED TO PRY THE PIT OFF HER BUT COULD NOT AND ONE OF THEM GOT A GUN AND FIRED. THE DOG WAS POSSIBLY WOUNDED AT THIS TIME AND IT RAN INTO THE BACK YARD. OFFICERS SHOT THE DOG DEAD WHEN THEY ARRIVED.  ANNIE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED.

19.  7-24  - CAROLYN SUE LAMP - 68 - REDBIRD OK - SHE WAS FROM COWETA OK AND WAS WALKING ALONG PICKING UP CANS WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BY 4 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 1 ROTTWEILER.

20. 8-22 - PORSCHE NICOLE CARTEE - 25 - KILLED BY THE FAMILY PIT BULL THEY HAD OWNED SINCE IT WAS A BABY - IT WAS SAID TO BE AN UNNEUTERED MALE ABOUT 10-YEARS-OLD - A FRIEND HAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL HAD ATTACKED THE MOTHER BEFORE PUTTING HER IN THE HOSPITAL BUT THEY NEVER REPORTED THE ATTACK TO OFFICIALS - THIS TIME IT BEGAN BY ATTACKING THE MOTHER AND NICOLE WENT TO HER AID AND IT TURNED ON HER - ANOTHER WOMAN IN THE HOME FINALLY GOT THE PIT OFF HER AND CALLED FOR HELP BUT SHE WAS FATALLY INJURED.

21. 8-24 - CATHY WHEATCRAFT - 48 -  MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC - THE WOMAN WALKED OUT TO HER MAILBOX SOMETIME BEFORE 7PM ON MONDAY EVENING AND THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED HER - ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WAS INJURED COMING TO HER AID - IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL JUMPED OUT OF THE WINDOW OF ITS OWNER'S HOME - THE OWNER WAS NOT AT HOME AT THE TIME - THE PIT BULL HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN DECLARED "A NUISANCE" FOR ESCAPING ITS HOME AND ATTACKING ANOTHER DOG.

22. 9-4 - BARBARA MCCORMICK - 65 - BILLINGSLY AUTAUGA COUNTY AL - CORONER'S REPORT STATES CAUSE OF DEATH WAS FROM DOG ATTACK FROM THE FAMILY PETS DESCRIBED AS SHEPHERD MIX AND OR RETRIEVER MIX - THERE ARE NO WITNESSES BUT THE SHERIFF SPECULATES THAT THE SMALL, ELDERLY WOMAN WAS IN POOR HEALTH AND MAY HAVE BEEN FEEDING THE DOGS WHEN THEY GOT INTO A FIGHT OVER FOOD AND TURNED ON HER. FACEBOOK PICTURES OBTAINED FROM HER SON'S PAGE SHOWED A LARGE PIT BULL IN THE HOME.

23.  9-8 - EMILIO RIOS SR - 65 - NORTH SHORE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND KILLED HIM AS HE WAS WATERING HIS FLOWERS IN HIS YARD AND LEFT A WOMAN WHO TRIED TO HELP HIM SERIOUSLY INJURED AND IN THE HOSPITAL.

24.  9-22 - CARMEN REIGADA - 91 - MIAMI DADE FL - NEIGHBORS SAY THE 3 DOGS - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG, A RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, A LAB MIX - BELONGED TO HER GRANDSON -SHE WAS ATTACKED AT HER HOME AROUND 4PM IN THE AFTERNOON ON TUESDAY.

25. 9-29 - LAMARKUS HICKS - 2- BAKER HEIGHTS WV - IT APPEARS AT THIS TIME THE CHILD WANDERED INTO A NEIGHBOR'S YARD WHERE A DOG WAS KEPT AND THE OWNER OF THE DOG FOUND THE CHILD AFTER HE WAS MAULED - THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL THEN LIFE FLIGHTED TO A LARGER FACILITY WHERE HE DIED. ONE WOMAN COMMENTING ON THESE STORIES SAYS HER MOTHER LIVES IN THE HOUSE IN BETWEEN WHERE THE CHILD LIVED AND WHERE THE ATTACK OCCURRED AND THAT THE CHILD PLAYED OFTEN WITH ALL THE CHILDREN IN THE AREA.  SHE SAYS THE DOG WAS A PIT BULL. 

26. 10-16 - EDGAR BROWN - 60 - OKLAHOMA CITY OK - ON OCTOBER 6 HE WAS ATTACKED BY 5 PIT BULLS AT A FRIEND'S RENTAL HOUSE - HIS BROTHER SAYS HE HAD BEEN ASKED TO GO OVER AND TAKE OUT GARBAGE FOR THIS FRIEND - THE DOGS APPARENTLY GOT THROUGH A HOLE IN A FENCE AND ATTACKED HIM IN THE FRONT YARD - HIS ARMS AND LEGS WERE SHREDDED AND BOTH LEGS HAD TO BE AMPUTATED AND PART OF AN ARM DUE TO INFECTION FROM THE DOG BITES AND HE ALSO SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AND UNDERWENT HEART SURGERY - HE DIED ABOUT 2 WEEKS LATER.

27.  10-18 - TANNER SMITH - ON TUESDAY HE WOULD HAVE BEEN  6 YEARS OLD - THE BOY WAS WITH HIS MOTHER ON SUNDAY VISITING AT A FRIEND'S HOME WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS - HE WAS BITTEN ABOUT 16 TIMES INCLUDING A BITE TO THE MAIN ARTERY IN HIS NECK.

2 comments:

Eileen King said...

Is there an unofficial tally somewhere listing severe mauling's and deaths by pit bull. Seems to have been a banner year for the breed.
The pitapologists suggest that everyone knows pits are territorial and will attack anyone that comes in their yard. Perhaps the owner should have had a secured gate then ?

Anonymous said...

Pit bull awareness month, FAIL!

This is like when the prestigious Huffington Post had their pit bull week and 2 people were killed. This is the second person killed in October by pit bulls, and the month isn't over. We have to get through Halloween as well; favorite of pit bulls because they have so many victims to choose from.