Friday, September 7, 2018

DES MOINES IA - A WOMAN WAS ATTACKED BY HER OWN PIT BULL AND POLICE WERE FORCED TO SHOOT IT BECAUSE IT "WOULD NOT STOP"



DES MOINES - The friend of the woman who was attacked by her own dog is speaking to the media. She witnessed the entire thing Friday afternoon.

According to Pamela Dishman, her friend had movers in and out of the home. The dog, according to Dishman, probably felt threatened.
"I just never expected him to do this to his owner," said Dishman. "But the dog knew there was someone in the house, he was just trying to protect the property. It was really tragic, you know, because I watched my friend get attacked today. And I had to watch the dog be killed too. It's just really sad."
Des Moines has a pit bull "high risk" rule for owners. It means that owners must register pitbull-like breeds with the city and pay liability insurance.


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A Des Moines police officer shot and killed a dog after it turned on him while he was responding to an animal attack at 3210 East Clinton Ave.

Des Moines police received a call about a 49-year-old woman who was being attacked by her dog around noon on Friday. The woman was moving the dog from her garage to another location when it "turned on her" and began "an unprovoked and unexpected attack," said Sgt. Paul Parizek, spokesman for Des Moines Police.

"Very vicious and violent," Parizek said. "It was a bloodbath up there."

Witnesses inside the home tried to distract the dog from the woman by banging on the windows while she attempted to get inside the house. However, the dog continued to attack her, Parizek said.

When the responding officer arrived, he drove through the yard and used his emergency lights and sirens to distract the dog. That was when the dog "turned on him" and Mark Chapman, a senior police officer, fired two shots. The dog continued and he fired two more rounds and killed it, Parizek said.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The excuses NEVER END! What other dog breed has killed or attacked their owner this week?

crickets

Yeah, that's what I thought!

I'm pretty sure my dog knows the difference between me and an intruder. I don't know, it's just a hunch. I'm still alive, have all of my limbs, and have not had a trip to the hospital yet. Oh, and no blood bath or hail of bullets.

Pit bulls are such lovely creatures. Look at what I'm missing out on!

Dayna Hamilton said...

Yep! And isn't this trigger a new one? There were movers in the house...