Wednesday, May 25, 2016

STATESBORO GA - A WOMAN CALLED 911 FROM HER CAR TRUNK!!! A LARGE AGGRESSIVE PIT BULL HAD CHASED HER - WHEN AN OFFICER ARRIVED THE PIT CHARGED HIM AND WAS EVENTUALLY SHOT DEAD....ALL THIS TOOK PLACE NEXT TO A CHILD CARE CENTER !!!

May 24, 2:14 p.m.
Shots fired by a Statesboro police officer that killed a reportedly aggressive PIT BULLDOG  Monday caused a nearby child care center to send children inside for safety reasons, according to the business owner and director.
"We had no clue what it could be," said Michelle Lank, owner of Kid's World Learning Center on Savannah Avenue, referring to the shots fired.
Bulloch County 911 received a call from a woman who was chased by what Statesboro Police Major Rob Bryan said was a "large aggressive dog" Monday. He said THE VICTIM TOOK REFUGE IN HER CAR TRUNK, FROM WHERE SHE MADE THE CALL. 
Bryan, interim police chief, said an officer arrived at the Lindberg Street location, adjacent to Savannah Avenue, along with a Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officer.
"While searching the area for the complainant, (the) Statesboro Police officer was charged by the aggressive dog, A LARGE PIT BULL."
The officer, whom Bryan did not identify due to the case being still under investigation, fired a shot at the dog, "who ran away a short distance, then charged the officer again," he said. "The officer discharged his duty weapon a second time ...and the dog ran off and was located a short distance away, where it succumbed to its wounds."
The owner of the dog was contacted and notified of the incident, he said. However, the Statesboro Herald was unable to immediately reach the owners for comment Tuesday.
Daycare employees rushed the children inside upon hearing shots fired, Lank said.
"We heard the shots, and had to evacuate the children from the playground back into the building. We had no clue what it could be.
Children and employees heard the dog barking before the shots, but could not see the dog, victim or police, she said. Bryan said the incident took place behind the daycare, and the incident location was not visible from the playground.
However, the shots and evacuation may have disturbed some of the children, Lank said, as it disrupted the children's routine and the emergency reaction of staff may have alarmed them.
"Our first priority was getting the children to safety," Lank said. "It is a tragic situation."
"No officers or members of the community were injured during this incident," Bryan said.

http://www.statesboroherald.com/m/section/1/article/74456/


5 comments:

Sweetie Pie said...

If child safety is anyone's priority, then pit bull type dogs must be banned everywhere. That would save children the many maulings and deaths they undergo by pit bull attack, as well as the trauma of hearing shots in the vicinity when police have to shoot yet another ugly bulldog.

I hope, as always, that the owner of the ugly bulldog is charged for police time, the bullets the police used to kill his roaming mauler, and for any and all psychological care the children need after the trauma.

scorched earth said...

You just can't make this stuff up.

Dayna Hamilton said...

Yeah. I think the trauma of getting attacked or watching your classmate get attacked would be MUCH worse than hearing the fallout of an attack. But this should not be happening AT ALL! When I think about what normal dogs do when they get loose, it pisses me off that we have to live like this.

Unknown said...

I urge those who commented to please continue to continue to follow this story. This "aggressive" "mauler" was the wrong dog. The dog initially pursued wasn't the dog that was eventually killed.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

Unknown 3:28am - I searched and can not find another article or any more information on this incident. I will keep an eye out for further information. Regardless, too many potentially dangerous large dogs loose everywhere...and some areas are worse than others. Once a FRANKENMAULER knocks a child or elderly person down...IT'S OVER FOR THEM. More and more we are seeing "the owner" or the "the fur Mommy" or the "Rescue Angel" get their arms and legs ripped off because the mutant didn't get to their neck first!!!