Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DETROIT MI - MAIL CARRIER MARLON WILLIAMS RUSHED TO HELP WHEN HE HEARD SCREAMING FROM A HOME - A PIT BULL HAD ATTACKED ITS OWNER AND HER FATHER


 - Marlon Williams has been carrying mail for several years and has met his fair share of barking and biting dogs. But what happened last month was unlike anything he'd encountered before.
Williams was on his route when he heard a woman scream. He was a block away from the home but instead of driving away from the scream, he drove towards them. The family is grateful he did.
The Margheni's beloved PIT BULL MIX had suddenly attacked them both. Jessica couldn't reach her phone and did the one thing she could do: she screamed.
"My phone had dropped. I didn't have any communication so I just hoped the neighbors or somebody would come," Jessica said.
Marlon couldn't ignore what he heard and he went to check it out.
"I heard this lady screaming and she kept screaming so I stopped my route and came over to find out what was going on," Marlon said.
What he heard next would have made most people turn and drive away - but he didn't. He heard two gunshots coming from inside the house.
Jessica came out bleeding and said she had to shoot her dog after he attacked her father. Don was in the basement, bleeding from the neck, so Marlon went inside to help
"It was blood everywhere and I put the pressure by his neck and I kept the blood from flowing out," Marlon said.
A neighbor called 911 who arrived to help. Today, Don and Jessica are still recovering from their injuries thanks to Marlon's quick thinking.
"He did his job. He did a very good job. We're thankful," Jessica said.
Marlon, however, says he's no hero and was just there at the right time.
"I was just there at the right time, that's all," Marlon said.
This week is national dog bite prevention week and the USPS and Marlon are using this story as an example to remind everyone to keep control of their dogs.
"They must keep their dogs secure for everybody to be safe. That's all we ask so we can give them the best service as possible," Marlon said.

2 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

More pit owners that learned the hard way. I wonder if they'll get another. Or did they get rid of THIS one?... The article doesn't say...

Anonymous said...

How do you keep control of your own dog in your own house? If it's a pit bull (coughmixcough) YOU CAN'T!

You need to shoot a pit bull to death to get it to stop attacking. Make sure you have a gun, keep it loaded, keep it near, and have good aim.

Or you could just get a dog that isn't a pit bull. For most people, that's the option they choose. For nutters, it's more exciting to live on the edge. To have a pit bull go for the jugular. To show the world that your choice of a pit bull for a pet was a bad one. To have some other person hailed as a hero because of your poor choice. To have to use a gun to kill your own dog.

Yeah, nutters are something else.