Thursday, March 29, 2012

craven mail bag: the stinger edition



Over the last week I have been reading your blog 'The Truth about Pit Bulls' for at least an hour to an hour and a half each day. The information that your blog contains has really broadened my understanding of the true nature of these dogs. My interest in finding unbiased information about these dogs came about after I was forced to kill one of them that attacked & killed my neighbor's Jack Russell terrier. My biggest fear was that the dog would go after her next; she is in her early 80s & I did not think that she would survive even a brief attack by one of these dogs. I had already called the police, but they seemed to have taken their time getting there, so I took action myself. I shot the dog with my compound bow, using an aluminum arrow equipped with a Magnus Stinger broadhead. The dog immediately broke off the attack and retreated to the back of her garden, where it expired. The police did not approve of my methods, but took no action against me. With the dog dead and the attack over, I figured that the worst was over. Then I had to deal with the dog's owner, I have lived near this fellow for 10+ years & while he was never really an outgoing man he seemed like a calm & stable person. I work as a bouncer for a living so I am used to unfriendly types, but he topped them all after seeing me kill his dog. It was like he was drunken or drug-crazed, I have never seen a sober person act like that before. His speech came out so quickly that I had a hard time understanding him at first & the amount of threats he issued in 5 minutes was more than I get during a full shift at the bar. The police intervened and in no uncertain terms told him to be silent. His rejoinder to the situation was to say "I bet that her dog started it. It got what it deserved. My dog didn't attack for no reason."

An example of some of the threats he issued are (pardon the language, but this is what he said):

"I know where your mother lives, you asshole..."
"I have always wondered how long it would take to burn a house like yours to the ground..."
"You had better watch your back because I am gonna get you for this, you fucker..."

Now really, what kind of coward threatens retribution against someone's mother? She is a senior citizen & had nothing to do with the situation.

The facts of the situation are that his dog was on the loose, invaded another person's backyard and attacked their pet. He STOOD inside of his yard and watched the whole thing go down & did nothing to try and stop his dog, he only jumped to action after his dog had been killed & then only to verbally attack the person who stopped the attack.

During one of his ranting attacks a couple of weeks ago my neighbor called the police. Even after they arrived he continued with his threats, he only ceased when the officer told him he would be arrested and charged. I openly told him (in front of the police officer) that if he chose to carry out any of his threats I would defend myself to the best of my ability, even if that meant seriously injuring or killing him. I then walked away.

I don't want the fellow to be jailed or to have him think he has to move away. I would just like him to admit that his dog was dangerous & that it attacked unprovoked. But instead he tries to deflect blame & threatens anyone who says anything different. I always though that he was stable, a bit curmudgeonly perhaps, but not that he is borderline crazy. I guess he fits into the profile of a pit bull owner, at from what I have read online

So far he has only had to pay a fine & sign an agreement that he will not own another pit bull for a period of no less than 5 years. I really don't want to see it go any further than that, but I refuse to be bullied by this man & will press charges if he continues.

If this account is of no use to you, then I apologize for wasting your time. i just thought that someone who deals with the truth of pit bulls may want another true account of their behaviour.

stinger part two


 

22 comments:

dawn james said...

thank you for sharing your story.

Rag Doll said...

Sounds like the typical pit nutter to me: sadistic and egotistic.
Don'tgive a hoot about other dogs. They call them all curs.

DubV said...

I feel for your situation, and as an archer I have to give you the nod. I'm sure the arrow made a complete pass through.

As far as this...

" don't want the fellow to be jailed or to have him think he has to move away. I would just like him to admit that his dog was dangerous & that it attacked unprovoked. "

Don't hold your breath. Reasonable people tend not to own pit bulls. He won't have an epiphany. If I were you, I'd install some cheap security cams around my property and start carrying some sort of concealed weapon at all time.

Jake said...

Well done - this is the sort of story that needs to be circulated widely among the public, to demonstrate the true nature of the pit pushers, and what they do to others.

april 29 said...

Welcome to our world... and thank you for sharing this. This attack was probably not the first from this dog and probably would not have been the last. Thank you for taking action.

Jim Reeve said...

The truth is that here in Ontario, people who own pit bulls are less likely to do the right thing because the breed is illegal. And there seems to be a certain of pit bull owner.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

As an elderly person myself who has had to deal with Pit Bulls, thank you for for coming to the rescue of your elderly neighbor.....YOU ARE A HERO !!!

DubV said...

I think a broadhead like that screwed into the end of a long pole with a little rubber stopper over the broadhead to hid it would make an excellent dog walking spear. Either that or one of those bang sticks with a shotgun shell they hit attacking sharks with.

Anne King said...

the only way to help end pit attacks and then the attacks of those who choose to own them is to speak out. It takes a hell of a lot of courage, but stick with us, you will find more and more of us speaking up and out. From the mother of a victim, know this, that perhaps will your skills as an archer you likely have saved a person from meeting up with that shark on 4 legs. I thank you!!

cinnamon2005 said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I'm glad to see you took care of the problem..better than a chance the dog is given back with an opportunity to do it again. As far as Pits are concerned, should be one strike and your out!

cinnamon2005 said...

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Jake said...

I've always found the cruelty of the hog doggers to be obscene. I feel they should have gotten a harsher sentence.

snarky said...

april29 said
welcome to our world
no shit , lol not

Fight for your rights said...

3 million Pit bulls in this country if 30,000 were to attack that would still mean 99% would not !

So how many of that 1% are abused, mistreated or trained to attack ?

I think it's a fair question.

dawn james said...

i addressed that here.

Miss Margo said...

The comment thread on that "Pit Bull and Product Safety" link was the most entertaining thing ever.

Congrats on your avatar change, FFYR. That was a good decision.

The fact that only a minority of pit bulls commit violence does not negate or diminish the deaths and mutilations they are responsible for.

What number of (completely preventable) deaths is acceptable to you?

Most smokers don't get cancer...oh, wait...major deja-vu...

Too early in the day for this. I'm out.

snarky said...

@ F.F.Y.R'S
too early and too late to convince all those who are deaf but not mute. for me the statistics dont mean a lot because they cut both ways, it seems, and who really knows, anyway. the big thing for me is that i know theres plenty of mutants out there and theres a good chance im going to have more trouble with fucking pitbulls and also their fucking owners.

Pit nutter said...

I empathize with the pit bull owner but it is his fault his dog died, he gives the rest of us a bad name. That poor old lady and her poor doggie :( Heart breaking :( That guy did what he had to do.

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snarky said...

"sometimes the shit comes down so hard u want wear a hat " ..... sometimes it feels like its raining dog-shit all over the world.

dawn james said...

newsflash: it gives you all a bad name when you empathize with this fucktard.

snarky said...

pit-nutter says...
that poor lady and her doggie , heart breaking .

yeah, but when a pitter says it it kinda rings hollow. ive heard it before , "oh i'm sorry about your dog but ...... " the truth is a real pitter just doesnt give a shit , that much ive learned.