Monday, February 27, 2017


 - Philadelphia police are investigating whether a PIT BULL killed a man late Friday night. 
The victim and his dog were found in his apartment on the 5300 block of Rising Sun Avenue. 
Neighbors say the victim and his brother had only recently found the 8-month-old dog, and it appeared to be malnourished. A friend allegedly went to check on the man when he saw the dog through a crack in the wall, and the victim not moving.
"The dog was trying to get through the crack," said Tyrone Giddings. "I didn't open the door, cause it wasn't letting me in the door.  So I looked through the crack. It's trying to jump through the crack and attack me. It wouldn't let me in the room. So I can't really check no pulse or nothing, but from  my stand point, I couldn't see his chest moving."
The 21-year-old victim died at Albert Einstein Medical Center. 
Police say autopsy results should help determine what happened. 
The dog was taken from the scene by Animal Control.


Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine what killed a 21-year-old man found inside a home on the 5300 block of Rising Sun Avenue in North Philadelphia shortly before midnight on Saturday. 

The man, whose identity was not immediately released by police, was removed from the home by an EMS squad. He was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center at 12:42 a.m. Sunday. 

According to police, he had bite marks on his face, but it was unclear whether the bites had caused his death, or whether they were inflicted after a medical trauma. At 1:15 a.m. Sunday, about 30 minutes after doctors pronounced the man dead, officers were called to the home for a report of a vicious dog. Police said they removed a pit bull from the address.


Authorities are investigating the role a man's dog played in his death in the Olney section of Philadelphia.

Police say a man found the body of his 20-year-old brother in a rear bedroom of an apartment on the 5300 block of Rising Avenue early Saturday morning.

The man suffered several bite wounds to his face, police say.

The victim's 8-month-old pit bull was found in the apartment covered with blood.

The pit bull was removed from the home by members of PACCA without incident.

An autopsy is being conducted on the man to determine the cause of death.


Anonymous said...

The pit bull was trying to come through the crack and attack. Hmm, I wonder if the victim died as a result of an insane pit bull, or if it was some other medical emergency. Yeah, I'm sure the lovable pit bull attacked the victim posthumously.

Dayna said...

The pit apologists will be out in droves defending this sweet pibble, he was just defending his owner who was incapacitated....! He didn't bite his owner!!, he was just trying to wake him up!!!!