ESCAMBIA COUNTY FL - NEW PIT BULL TRIGGER: NO ONE IN THE HOME CAN HAVE PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH ANYONE ELSE IN THE HOME OR THE PIT WILL ATTACK .. SO AN OFFICER HAD TO SHOOT IT!
(WEAR) — An Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) deputy was forced to shoot and kill a dog that bit an Escambia County man. The incident, which involved a large, blonde colored PIT BULL TYPE DOG, happened Tuesday at a home on Pine Barren Road, according to the report.
According to the incident report, the family pet got aggressive when two siblings looked inside their 10-year-old brother's mouth while checking his teeth. According to the victim's mother, the dog doesn't like when there is any physical contact between anyone living inside the home. The dog is usually separated from the other animals in the home because of this, she told the deputy.
The victim's mother said the dog attacked her son, 19-year-old Franklin Fails twice on his right arm. His 17-year-old brother, Jesse, grabbed the dog, wrestled it to the floor and held the dog down until law enforcement got to the scene. He told deputies he was afraid to let the dog go because he was afraid of getting bitten.
The deputy said the dog was growling and baring his teeth, trying to get out of Jesse's grip. Jesse, who was getting tired from the struggle, would not be able to hold on to the animal any longer, the report states. The report said Animal Control was contacted to see if a tranquilizer gun would be available but they were more than an hour away. Because of this, the deputy used an agency issued Glock .22 and fired one fatal round into the dog's head.
The report states Jesse received two puncture wounds to his right arm from the dog. He was treated on scene but his mother took him to a local hospital for further evaluation.