Thursday, August 29, 2019

STUART, MARTIN COUNTY FL - CHERYL STONE, 63, WAS VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BY HER SON'S VERY LARGE AMERICAN BULLDOG AS SHE WAS TAKING IT FOR A WALK IN HER YARD


Monday fatally shot an  AMERICAN BULLDOG  named Otto after a “horrific” attack that left a woman covered in blood, Sheriff William Snyder said.

The 63-year-old woman injured in the incident, Cheryl Stone, is the mother of the dog’s owner, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff's officials were called before 6 a.m. to a home in the 5600 block of Southeast Matousek Street in the Rocky Point area. “As they moved toward her, the dog just was lunging and growling and they would not have been able to get to her without being attacked,” Snyder said.

A deputy fired three shots from a 12-gauge shotgun, killing the 4-year-old dog, which Snyder said weighed more than 100 pounds. When deputies arrived, Stone was on the ground, screaming, an incident report states. Blood surrounded her, and investigators saw "scattered strands of hair" on the ground, according to the report. “It was apparent that Ms. Stone was in desperate need of help,” a report states.

As deputies tried to get closer to Stone, the dog wouldn’t let them.“Just shoot the dog,” Stone is quoted as saying.  A deputy fired, which Snyder said was the correct thing to do.

“The victim had managed to crawl inside her screened enclosure by her front door,” Snyder said. “It was clear … that she was seriously injured."

Martin County Fire Rescue crews took Stone to Martin Hospital South, a report states. Snyder said the injuries were serious but not life-threatening. A hospital spokeswoman could provide no information on Stone Monday afternoon.

Stone told deputies she was walking her son’s dog when it went after a rabbit. She said she was pulled down by the leash into a table. She said she thought when she fell, the dog might have thought she was on the rabbit, and that’s when the attack started.

Hours after the incident, neighbor Steve Puglisi, 35, said he heard screams and didn’t know what was going on. “It was scary,” he said.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office says the dog seriously injured the woman during the attack on Matousek Street, just south of the Port Salerno Waterfront District.
Sheriff William Snyder says the dog, a 145 pound AMERICAN BULLDOG, belongs to the victim's son. The woman had taken the dog out for a walk when the attack took place.
Officials say the woman sustained several puncture wounds to her head and body.
Sheriff Snyder says his deputy did the right thing by shooting the dog and saving the woman's life, saying at that point, "there is no room for negotiation."
The Sheriff's Office also released the "chilling" 911 calls leading to the rescue.
https://cbs12.com/news/local/dog-killed-after-attacking-woman-in-martin-county


VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmrSeGvexeg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1IYdWRGSzMa48DJMx_CzILfW2mtOfTstUysNbJAmncQTEbdUxBw_AL4Jk

2 comments:

PutMeInCharge41Day said...

"Dog thought she had fallen on the rabbit" ah the newest pit bull trigger. I will never understand why these pitidiots have to make excuses for their dogs exercising their genetics.

Anonymous said...

"I will never understand why these pitidiots have to make excuses for their dogs exercising their genetics."

If they didn't make excuses, then they would have to accept reality that pit bulls are dangerous. Nutters don't want to accept reality.