Tuesday, January 3, 2017

SOUTH BOSTON MA - A MAN REACHED DOWN TO PET A PIT BULL THAT WAS TIED UP OUTSIDE A DRUG STORE AND THE PIT TOOK A CHUNK OUT OF HIS LIP



BOSTON (WHDH) - A terrifying dog attack on New Year’s Eve in South Boston left one man injured and in shock.
Nick Shultz was walking with a friend when he stopped to pet an 80-pound PIT BULL that was tied up outside a drug store, but what happened next was a surprise.
“When I looked down I was just gushing blood and I felt a piece of my lip was hanging down,” Shultz told 7 News. “I don’t know if it got startled or what but all of the sudden it took a quick chunk out of my lip.”
Shultz’s friend, Patrick O’Donnell, said he missed the attack, but that the aftermath was hard to miss.
“He was bleeding pretty bad. He was kind of in shock,” O’Donell said.
While Shultz was getting medical attention, the dog’s owner came out of the store, grabbed the dog and walked away.
Schultz said he spoke out with hopes of warning others in South Boston to be on guard when it comes to dog encounters.
Police say the dog’s owner would not face criminal charges.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Police say the dog’s owner would not face criminal charges."

This is absurd. If you leave an 80 pound carnivore outside a store and it takes a chunk out of someone's face, you absolutely should be charged.

I like (friendly) dogs, but it is crazy the amount of people they seriously hurt and how it is treated like it is no big deal.

Dayna Hamilton said...

..."but what happened next was a surprise."
Really?! It's a surprise to who exactly?

Anonymous said...

The dog's owner left what amounted to a landmine on a public sidewalk. Thankfully a child was not attacked & the injury wasn't worse with such a large dog involved. Laws have to change. The owner should have been criminally charged for the attack and injury.

Anonymous said...

I did not know that if your pit bull bites someone, you do not get charged with a dangerous dog? I thought dog bites were serious crimes worth reporting and fining? I guess since pibble was left unattended, the owner is not responsible? This will happen again, but there will be no record of this pibble being dangerous, so perhaps the owner will get away with murder?

AWESOME!

Rule # 3 Never pet a pit bull