Wednesday, June 27, 2018

ASHEBORO, RANDOLPH COUNTY NC - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN IN A BUSINESS PARKING LOT ... A PASSERBY CAME TO HER AID AND SHOT THE DOG

A  PIT BULL  was shot and later euthanized after attacking a woman Tuesday.
According to a report from the Asheboro Police Department, animal control officer Ryan Mickey and EMS responded to the area of 191 N.C. Highway 42 N. after a report of an animal attack at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Mickey observed a large gray pit bull being held in the bed of a truck, bleeding from the face.
After securing the dog, Mickey was informed that it had been shot after apparently attacking the victim, Shannon Freeman, of Archdale.
Freeman reported that she was in the parking lot of a business when she noticed two pit bulls  approaching her. She raised her arm to defend herself and was bitten on the left hand and above the right knee by the one-year-old pit bull named Roscoe.
Durwood Cheek, a passerby who happened to be in the area at the time of the incident, intervened and shot the dog.
Mickey contacted Randolph County Animal Control and was advised that the dog would either need emergency surgery or to be euthanized. The owner, Charles Ridley, opted to have Roscoe euthanized.
Ridley provided up-to-date rabies information on Roscoe. He also reported that the dogs escaped from a fenced-in area at his residence.
Freeman’s injuries were treated on scene and she was not transported to the hospital.

3 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

That woman is extremely lucky!

I want a cute purse said...

Well, well a Pitbull escaping its yard to attack? No! Must be shot to stop its attack? What a surprise!
And I LOVE the headlines on "Pitbull" attack stories... "Pitbull shot after attacking woman". It should be: "Woman may survive attack by loose Pitbull". It's always all about the pit and the victim gets swept to the side.

Dayna Hamilton said...

The media and how it distorts and out and out lies is maddening!