Friday, February 26, 2016

LONGMONT CO - 2 HEROES - JIM PEEPLES, 74, AND EARL TILFORD, 84 - CAME TO THE AID OF A MAIL CARRIER GETTING ATTACKED BY 3 PITS - TILFORD SAYS "ONE PIT LOOKED LIKE AN ALLIGATOR" !!!



 A U.S. Postal Service carrier has a couple of Longmont residents to thank for stepping in  when he was attacked by 3 dogs Wednesday morning.

According to the Longmont Police Department, the mail carrier was taken to the ground by
THREE PIT BULL MIXES  on Ash Court near Ninth Avenue and Hover Street around 11 a.m.

After seeing the commotion while doing yard work, neighbors Jim Peeples, 74, and Earl Tilford, 84, rushed to the carrier’s aid armed with a shovel and a trowel.

The men yelled for a neighbor to call 911 while they helped get the dogs off of the carrier and help pick up his mail.

"I had a shovel, so I took off and hit one of them," Peeples told the Daily Camera.

According to Jeff Satur with Longmont Police, the 31-year-old mail carrier went to the doctor to be treated for his injuries.

TILFORD TOLD THE CAMERA THAT "ONE DOG LOOKED LIKE AN ALLIGATOR."

This is not the first dog attack in the area this week, according to Satur. A 49-year-old meter reader with the Longmont Utilities department was viciously attacked by a pit bull mix on Monday, February 22nd. The victim was hospitalized for serious injuries, and was just released from the hospital Wednesday.

Satur told 9NEWS that the mail carrier’s wife just read the story about the meter reader’s attack, and told her husband to be careful delivering mail.

The mail carrier, who is not being identified, is expected to recover.

Longmont Police intend to cite the dogs’ owner for three counts of having an aggressive animal.

1 comment:

Sweetie Pie said...

I wonder whether these were pit bulls from the Longmont shelter. The Longmont shelter is still placing dangerous dogs, despite multiple attacks and despite being fined for this in the past:

"Attacks by pit bulls rehomed by the Longmont Humane Society, located near Aurora, made headlines in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2013 the Longmont Humane Society became the first humane organization known to have been fined for allowing a dangerous dog to run amok."

http://www.animals24-7.org/2014/11/05/attempt-to-repeal-pit-bull-ban-crushed-in-colorado/