Thursday, June 15, 2017

HOBART IN - A 9-YEAR-OLD BOY SPENDS THE NIGHT WITH NEW NEIGHBORS...THEIR PIT BULL WAKES HIM UP LICKING HIM AND THEN TRIES TO BITE HIS HEAD OFF...THE NUTTERS ATTEMPT A COVER-UP!!!



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A couple is accused of attempting a cover-up after their PIT BULL mauled a 9-year-old boy's head while the boy was sleeping in their home Tuesday.
The boy, who suffered injuries to his skull and face and whose ear was severed from his head,  is recovering at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, his mother said Thursday.
“They did a CT scan … and said the bite was so bad that it was a hair away from crushing his skull and killing him,” said Rachel Habhab, the boy’s mother.
Geraldine Gibson-Roe failed to report the attack to Hobart police, Lt. James Gonzales said.
Her husband, Levi Roe, took the dog to the Hobart Humane Society to be euthanized, but told an employee he had found the dog wandering the streets, police said.
Habhab said her son is not sleeping well and has been waking up in the middle of the night with tears in his eyes since Tuesday's attack due to the trauma and pain. He is speaking with counselors at the hospital, she said.
“We’re not sure how long he’ll be at the hospital. They can’t give us an exact release time," the mother said. "They're managing his pain. They want to wait and see and make sure he’s eating and taking his medicine orally."
Habhab said the boy had been to the Roes' Hobart home before, but she believes the dog was usually put away.
The couple is new to the neighborhood, but Habhab thought her boy would be safe at the home and never imagined something like this happening to him, she said.
Hobart police were called Tuesday to St. Mary Medical Center, where officers spoke with Habhab. She told police her son was mauled by the dog while staying the night at a friend's home in the 6100 block of California Street, Gonzales said.
The mother reported the dog, named Joe, entered the room while her son was sleeping and began licking his face. When the boy awoke, the dog attacked him, police said.
The boy was transferred to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis for further treatment.
An officer went to Gibson-Roe's home and learned that instead of calling police about the attack, Gibson-Roe called her mother-in-law, Gonzales said.  
The mother-in-law is accused of instructing Gibson-Roe not to call police and instead call her husband, Roe. Before police arrived at the home, Roe picked up the dog and took it to the Humane Society to be euthanized, police said.  Police contacted the Humane Society, and staff reported Roe brought the dog in but said it was a stray he found near 61st Avenue and Liverpool Road, Gonzales said.
"At no time did he disclose to the Humane Society employee that the pit bull had been involved with the mauling of a 9-year-boy or that the pit bull was aggressive," Gonzales said.Police contacted the Humane Society, and staff reported Roe brought the dog in but said it was a stray he found near 61st Avenue and Liverpool Road, Gonzales said.
"At no time did he disclose to the Humane Society employee that the pit bull had been involved with the mauling of a 9-year-boy or that the pit bull was aggressive," Gonzales said.  During a phone conversation, Roe told the officer, "Well I took the dog there to get rid of him," police said.
Roe told police he didn't know if the dog had received rabies shots, Gonzales said.
Gibson-Roe was cited for failure to register the dog with the city, dog attack on a human and failure to vaccinate the dog.
However, police plan to drop charges filed in Hobart City Court if the Lake County prosecutor's office accepts charges, including obstruction of justice, false informing and harboring a nonimmunized dog that caused bodily injury against Gibson-Roe and obstruction of justice against Roe, Gonzales said.
The dog will be quarantined for 10 days and then euthanized, police said.
The family said they are exploring surgery options to replace the boy’s ear.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not at all like a pit bull owner to try and cover up an unprovoked attack.

Antidogbite said...

Parents please!, Do NOT let your kids visit or stay with anyone that has a fighting type dog! It's not worth the risk, people, seriously! How many times does this need to happen before they wise up? This makes me more angry every time I read another article.

PutMeInCharge41Day said...

Has a nutter yet come up with, "the child ate chicken the day before and the dog was smelling the chicken....." Like the child who had their fingers taken off by the pit bull a few years ago and I think it was the parents who said he had hot dogs the day before and that is why the dog ate his fingers off.

Anonymous said...

Not the first attack for the pit owner's family. On the mother's FB page (Geraldine Roe), there are numerous photos from September 2013 where she has staples all over her arms from a pitbull attack by their own pit.

In that attack, she claims she saved her son who was being mauled and confirmed to friends that it was the family pitbull, and that an older son had to beat it with a baseball bat to stop it from killing her.

She also said that they were putting that dog down, but who knows if they did. Two weeks later, she was posting the typical pit nutter propaganda about her pitbull being a "cuddle monster" and other pro-pitbull nonsense. So not sure if this is the same pitbull from the earlier incident or if they've had two different pits go pit.

Anonymous said...

Go figure the pit bull owner has no sympathy for the young child. Has no even contacted the parents to see how he is or nothing! Sent a text but it was about herself!! And is trying to cogerse the other children in the neighborhood that stayed the night that night as well to lie for them!! These people are sick and need to be in jail! They could careless the dog bit the child!!