Friday, September 15, 2017

PUYALLUP WA - FIREFIGHTERS WERE FORCED TO RAM THROUGH A GATE TO RESCUE A UPS DRIVER THAT WAS BEING MAULED BY A PACK OF PIT BULLS


Kevin Backlund, 59, was left injured and unable to walk after he was brutally attacked by four pit bulls while delivering mail at a Puyallup, Washington home in September
Kevin Backlund, 59, was left injured and unable to walk after he was brutally attacked by four pit bulls while delivering mail at a Puyallup, Washington home in September


UPDATE:

https://www.injurytriallawyer.com/news/lawsuit-filed-against-owners-of-four-pitbulls-that-attacked-ups-driver.cfm

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article206863969.html

https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Outrage.pdf

http://www.chronline.com/news/pitbull-attack-responder-recounts-rescue-as-dogs-owner-prevented-entry/article_73e1270c-ab1a-11e7-a665-3750c1c9a29b.html

 https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/evidence-photos-reveal-grisly-scene-of-pit-bull-attack/480883202

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5236231/UPS-driver-mauled-pit-bull-pack-sues-owner.html

https://komonews.com/news/local/ups-driver-viciously-attacked-by-pitbulls-files-complaints-for-damages

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article196502934.html

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article193003589.html

A UPS driver was attacked by several  PIT BULLS  Wednesday while he was making a delivery to a home east of the Puyallup city limits. The driver called 911 during the attack, and firefighters had to use a vehicle to break open the gate to get to him, an animal control officer said .
The incident happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday along 116th Street East between SR 162 and the Puyallup River. The driver was attacked by FOUR OF THE DOGS  after he drove onto the property to make a delivery. The driver called 911 as the attack was in progress.
A battalion chief from Orting Valley fire was the first to arrive and the attack was still in progress. The battalion chief made the decision to drive his vehicle through the gate of the home, which had been closed, to rescue the UPS driver. The battalion chief pulled the UPS driver through the window of his vehicle, backed out of the home's driveway, and went on to the hospital.
Pierce County Animal Control spokesman Brian Boman was not aware whether the battalion chief was driving an SUV or a larger firefighting vehicle. Boman said the homeowner apparently declined to unlock the gate when the battalion chief arrived, Boman said.
A Pierce County Animal Control officer returned to the scene later to take the dogs, and was injured in the process. The dogs were taken to the Humane Society in Tacoma and they will remain in quarantine for 10 days.
The four pit bills are currently in custody in Pierce County until further notice

The owner has argued the dogs were just being protective and 'doing their job' when they attacked

'Mr. Backlund was on top of this trailer covered in blood, he had a dog hanging off his leg,' Lt. Steve Goodwin of Orting Valley Fire and Rescue testified of what he saw at the scene

The owner claimed there was a 'Mean Dogs' sign in front of the gate, which police found hidden in the bushes
http://www.king5.com/news/local/ups-driver-loses-shoes-uses-belt-to-fight-off-pit-bulls/475309108


3 comments:

B Cazz said...

It's a miracle that Pierce County Animal Control did anything. They rarely do. 100% chance that the doggies get returned to their "responsible" owner.

Hoping that UPS spreads the word and UPS, USPS, and the rest ban deliveries to this address FOREVER.

Anonymous said...

The owner would not unlock the gate.

The owner should be charged with attempted murder.

Dayna Hamilton said...

Yep. I hope the responsive owner gets eaten by his own pack of lick you to death pits.