Saturday, November 25, 2017



(WFLA) – She stabbed their family dog to death.
When “Buster” broke loose from her house on West Gate Drive in Safety Harbor and went on the attack, a teenager stopped the vicious animal with several deadly thrusts.
Severely bitten and being tended to by paramedics, 45-year-old Heidi Cooper, a victim of the dog bite, laid on her back, IVs running.
Pinellas County deputies tell us BUSTER ATTACKED TWO OTHER PIT BULLS. Cooper and her two teen girls, 14-year-old Meaghan Tokay and 22-year-old Sierra Wilson, tried to get him to stop, but he turned his jaws on them.

Cooper and Tokay suffered multiple puncture wounds and lacerations. Wilson suffered minor scratches.
Another neighbor ran to help.
“Heard screams for help and proceeded up the road, up the street here and just seen a woman that was frantic, yelling, ya know, ‘stay back. Stay back. The dog will attack,’” said Joe Goulart.
Peter Peterson watched the aftermath of the attack, including EMS crews taking the three victims.
He’s very careful when he sees Buster out.
“I’ve always been leery of it. Pit bull reputation. I keep my wife in the house when it’s out. They do keep it tied at the front but it has gotten loose several times,” said Peterson.
Family friend, Nikki Cagen, tells News Channel 8 Buster actually belongs to her boyfriend, away in the military.
“I was completely shocked. I’ve never heard anything, especially this dog. He was the sweetest, sweetest dog ever. I would come in the house. He would come sit on my lap like a little puppy,” said Cagen.
All three victims have non-life threatening injuries.
Cooper got it the worst. She has several, severe bites.
Deputies responded to this house a month ago for another bite from the same dog. A family member told deputies the dog was normally kept in a separate room because he was known for being aggressive. 


Farmer Jane said...

We hear this same story over and over again:
- There were multiple pit bulls living in the home.
- The attacking dog belonged to someone who was not living at the home.
- The dog was the sweetest dog and this was a total shock.
- The dog was often kept in a separate room because of aggression issues.
- The neighbor's were wary because the dog had gotten loose several times in the past.
- The dog attacked the other dogs in the home and chaos ensued, requiring the intervention of
Law Enforcement and EMT's (Animal Control doesn't seem to have reared its pit lovin' head in this one).

You could practically use this article as a format and just fill in the names and location like a Mad Lib.

Anonymous said...

This is a psychotic pit bull story that should be a lesson to all nutters. Unfortunately, most nutters do not learn from these horrible lessons. Nutters choose to ignore reality when they have a dangerous pit bull, and believe that they can live peacefully with those monsters. I am relieved that the nutters got to suffer the consequences of their bad choices and not innocent bystanders. It is appalling that the pregnant nutter is still singing Buster's praises.

Owning a pit bull is a clear sign of mental illness.