Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MARSHALLTOWN IA - JUDY MASCHMANN, 49, WAS AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE WHEN SHE REACHED DOWN NEAR A PIT BULL TO PICK UP HER CELL PHONE ... THE PIT WENT PIT AND RIPPED OFF HER ENTIRE NOSE!!!

A Marshalltown woman is recovering from a "horrific" dog attack that left her maimed and disfigured.
Police say on March 8th, Judy Maschmann, 49, was attacked by her friend’s PIT BULL, Lucky. She was at the friend's Marshalltown residence and reached down near the dog to pick up her cell phone.
That’s when the dog attacked and ripped Maschmann's nose completely off her face.
She was taken to the hospital and then life-flighted to the Iowa City Trauma Center, where surgeons were able to reattach her nose.
“Our hearts go out to the woman and it was very, very unfortunate, and thankfully the dog was since seized and is not going to be able to cause any more harm,” said Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper.
The dog's owner, 24-year-old Scott Slocum did not give Lucky up willingly. Slocum, whose criminal history includes serving time for domestic abuse, assault, and drug possession, was cited for not turning over the dog. He would not talk to Channel 13 crews who knocked on his door.
Although Marshalltown does not have breed-specific laws, the attack was severe enough to have Lucky put down later in March.
Chief Tupper doesn't believe that breed was the contributing factor for why the attack happened.
“I don't know that it's fair to label a specific breed as being a problem," he said. "I think any large dog needs to be properly trained and taken care of, and certainly owners have to be responsible in caring for their pets and making sure their pets are safe and trained appropriately.”
Maschmann sent information about the attack to local news stations, and when Channel 13 reached out seeking an interview Maschmann replied with an email. The message said she is “lucky to be alive,” and with two surgeries to go she hopes to have minimal scarring for her daughter’s wedding in September.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chief Tupper said...

“I don't know that it's fair to label a specific breed as being a problem," he said. "I think any large dog needs to be properly trained and taken care of, and certainly owners have to be responsible in caring for their pets and making sure their pets are safe and trained appropriately.”

I absolutely hate it when bleeding hearts say crap like this. They do not realize how dangerous what they are saying is.

Basically, if you do not train, nor care for your "large" dog breed properly, YOU CAN EXPECT TO GET YOUR NOSE RIPPED OFF YOUR FACE.

REALLY?

When idiots like this say stupid things, I wish they had to prove that the poor pibble was abused, or not trained right. Nutters also say things like, "They were trained to do that." Really? How does one train a pit bull to remove someone's nose? Is there an obedience class for that?

IT IS THE BREED CHIEF TUPPER! OPEN YOUR BRAIN!

I don't think it's fair that a women had her nose removed for picking up a cell phone in the proximity of a pit bull, but I guess I should just expect that sort of thing.

Dayna Hamilton said...

I'm not blaming the woman here, but why would a 49 yr old woman be hanging out with a 26yr old convicted (of many things) guy?

Dayna Hamilton said...

Oops, the guy is only 24 yrs.