Tuesday, November 6, 2012

David Gizzarelli


For in depth coverage of this scam, please read  

The Real Charlie Story


On Monday August 6, 2012, this aspiring actor/musician was walking his pit bull, Charlie at Crissy Field when he decided to let Charlie off the leash. Charlie ran towards the police horse, bit him, the horse threw the officer and then the chase was on. The police horse did manage to land a kick, too bad it wasn't a fatal one. Gizzarelli claims his one and a half year old pit bull has never shown any signs of aggression before (that's cuz your dog is only 18 months old!) and is friendly to people and animals but Charlie never saw a horse before and that's the apparent justification for his berserking moment. Gizzarelli was arrested and charged with four separate FEDERAL crimes.

C. Marabito of the Ladder Killed Darla Napora fame came to Charlie's defense, stating the rookie police horse's inexperience at being around an off leash park must have provoked the mutant.

There's a couple of little problems here:
Based on the video and story at KTVU, it appears Gizzarelli was not in a designated off leash area AND
The west end of Crissy Field is closed to dogs most of the year due to the presence of endangered plovers. The attack on the police horse occurred during a time of year when dogs are not allowed off leash.

Marabito also felt the need to point out that Charlie was in danger because the city animal shelter euthanizes one third of all unclaimed animals. (?!)

An on-line donation website has been set up to help the frankenmauler out since the actor/musician is broke.

A sample of Grizzarelli's acting might explain why he can not afford an attorney.

hmmm...I wonder why Gizzarelli didn't use his frankenmauler for this 90 second video short.


KTVU

KCBS

Help Save Charlie Con

IMDB

Crissy Field

youtube

gizzarelli.org

and Gizzarelli appears to be an "experienced" pit bull owner.

49 comments:

DubV said...

This Cindy Marabito....no words for her. She is the uber nutter.

Sean Dunn said...

They should not allow pit bulls in San Francisco at all, they are not safe. Everytime I hear about someone being attacked, its a pit bull. I hope they put the dog down!!

Anonymous said...

This guy is an idiot! All dogs have prey drives, and as someone who's had horses AND dogs my whole life, if you don't acclimate them well slowly and efficiently your dog (no matter what breed) is probably going to go for it. This is absolutely ridiculous. I'd never let any of my dogs off-leash in a public place (Even though they are ALL off-leash trained farm dogs) there are too many variables you can't count on. I hope this dog gets rehomed and this man is barred from having another dog. I'm not usually one for name calling, but what he did was completely idiotic and showed a complete lack of care for his dogs well being.

DIANE said...

SEAN DUNN YOU ARE A SICK INDIVIDUAL!! YOU SHOULD BE PUT DOWN!!! IT'S THE WAY THEY'RE RAISED!! YOU'RE A DISGRACE!!

Anonymous said...

Sean Dunn you are an ignorant, misinformed cretin. Media controls what you see, hear and in your case believe.

LYNNE said...

Sean before you start stepping on too many toes and blame strictly the breed what you say you hear pitbulls attacking guess what it's people who teach and encourage that type of behavior so get your facts straight you sound like an idiot without getting the full truth of any story regarding someone pet. ID YOU KNOW THAT PITBULLS ARE ALSO KNOWN AS NANNY DOGS TAKING CARE OF TODDLER AND THEY WERE ALSO THE FAVORED TO BE CHOSE AS MILITARY DOGS THEY ALSO HAVE THE HIGHEST SCORE THAN MOST BREEDS IN TEMPERMENT BEEFORE TALKING OUT OF IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY EDUCATE YOURSELF

Dare-to-be-different said...

There is no such breed as a "pitbull" its a media-hyped name given to type of dog, check the official Kennel Club info if you don't believe me. Though I doubt that matters to such a close-minded nutter who wrote this piece of hate and those that read it, though I assume they have trouble with "big words". Working with dogs, I have experience of working dogs, pet dogs, rescues and strays, I have been bitten more times by the small terrier type dog and labradors than I have any of the bull breeds. Fact.

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? When a pit attacks someone its because their stupid owner trained them that way. Why do you think Pits are considered Nanny Dogs? Because they eat children? NO! Because they are great family dogs. Ignorant people and those that train their dogs to be viscous are not safe.

Elise Madison said...

Sean, you should really do your research before opening your mouth. Its ignorant people like you that are a danger to society. Maybe YOU should be put down! EDUCATE yourself. Why don't you take some of your free time and go to a local shelter and see what some of these "dangerous" dogs go through and how forgiving they are. There are mean dogs in EVERY breed. I have 3 of my own and foster 2. ALL of them are fun loving dogs that wouldn't hurt a fly. Period. The end.

Anonymous said...

Sean the only reason you hear only about pitbull type dogs is because any other breed is not a media mutated monster. Denver is full BSL, and because of that most of their dog bites come from golden retreivers. But because goldens are not used as fighting dogs and animal aggression is not bred into their genes, it's unheard of to ban such a friendly family orientated breed. As a child I was attacked by a kid friendly black lab, if the bite was an inch to the left I would have lost an eye. My family's lab also attacked a child, and it was raised with my sister and I. And have several moments where my father's golden was ready to go after me. Pitbull type dogs are not the only dog breed that can be unstable and unpredictable. Media needs to stop glorifying pitbulls as blood thirsty monters and examine each individual case as to why a dog went nuts (as you seem to like as terminology). Animals communicate in ways that people are still trying to understand, and to condem an animals because of stupidity on either the handler's part or "victim's" is in comparison to Hilter's condemnation of the Jews during the Holocaust. And this debate with anti-pitbull activists such as your self is like talking to a wall. Failing to see that there is a possibility that some owners want to raise a socially acceptable and well rounded dog. And people like yourselves make it extremely hard, and will take any and all steps to avoid these dogs on the street can be hazardous to your health. Like the woman who walked into traffic to avoid such a dog, she was hit by a car and received a broken leg. The media has instilled such fear in you people you've become ignorant to pay attention to a single dog's demeanor and personality.

Anonymous said...

This is way wrong. That is not what happened....... Try reading the real story. The cop is the one that should be put down. READ THE TRUE STORY........ Go to the site FB page Save Charlie. You may change your mind!!!!!!!!!!

Facts first.

Anonymous said...

Man you guys are unbelievable.............

Alayna said...

WOW, ignorance at its absolute finest Sean! How on earth can you suggest banning an entire breed?! WHEN WILL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IT IS NOT BAD DOGS IT IS BAD OWNERS!! I own a pitbull and I rescue pitbulls and I know many people who also own pitbulls. They are one of the most loving breeds there is. Did you know they used to be referred to as "nanny dogs" for their dedication to the little ones in the family?! People need to seriously educate themselves before they open their mouth and spew ignorance and sheer stupidity! Charlie absolutely deserves to live, he was, through no fault of his own, exposed to an animal that he was unfamiliar with and had never seen before and people are acting surprised that he reacted the way he did?! The horse is fine, the officer is find and poor Charlie is confined to a jail cell when none of this was his fault. David should have had control over him and he did not. THAT IS DAVID'S FAULT, NOT CHARLIE'S!!!!!!
This dog is a victim of his owners irresponsibility of not training him to the point where he had complete control over him at all times. Although I do not believe Charlie should be returned to David I CERTAINLY DO NOT believe he should be sentenced to death and anyone that does is a heartless POS (pardon my language).
Charlie needs to be released to a rescue or a sanctuary where he can receive the love, attention and training that he needs.
We love you Charlie and we will not stop fighting for you <3

Anonymous said...

Sean Dunn, yes, you hear about pit bulls a lot. I don't blame you. You've been spoon fed lies by the media for years that every short haired large dog that can't be identified as another breed is blanketed as a pit bull. Concerned citizens like you are the reason that governments put knee jerk laws in place that kill the family pets of thousands each year. Do some research, if you care to, or watch Beyond the Myth. Don't let your ignorance continue to perpetuate stereotypes and harmful thinking.

Anonymous said...

sean dunn......u r jst plain stupid

Anonymous said...

^IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

Why are you so hateful? I can't imagine living my life with so much hate and anger that I have to spew it all over the internet.

NancyE said...

I've worked in shelters, met bait dogs, but NEVER have I met an unfriendly pit. I know they exist, but they are bred to be friendly to people and the vast majority of them are. Unfortunately the news "reporting" agencies tend to demonize them; often they report any bite case as a pit even if it isn't, and usually they don't correct themselves later. I suggest you meet a pit bull - they are lovely and friendly.

Anonymous said...

pffftt....another bunch of dribble....these sites are really good at bashing and worse for not getting or giving the WHOLE story and are usually one sided....BS

Anonymous said...

Sean you are a fear mongering idiot!

Anonymous said...

What about all of the humans attacking and killing other humans? Some of us who are sensible believe THEY should not be allowed to walk among us, but, sadly, they do. Those people are "not safe". Should we single those people out and "put them down" too?Who are you to judge anyone or any animal? Are you animal experts, licensed psychologists? The way you speak of and treat others is a reflection of how you feel about yourself.

Anonymous said...

you always hear of pit bull attacks because of the breed there are thousands more you never hear of because they are not pits...

Anonymous said...

Great site! It annoys me no end that this Gizzarelli nut is blaming the patrol horse & rider for the mess his dog got him into. SO typical of pit bull nuts, they blame the victims every single time.

Anonymous said...

Blaming it all on the breed is a load of bull. Dog's turn out the way they are trained and treated. It's idiot owners like him that should be put down - not the animals that are trained to be that way. But I don't blame you for your fear. I used to be the same way about pits until my idiot brother in law abandoned his with me. Since then I have found that dog to be the gentlest dog I have ever owned. Every decade or so we villianize another breed. Pits, Dobermans, Rotweillers, German Shepherds. It's always the same main cause - the OWNERS!

Anonymous said...

Sean your just brilliant.. this isnt a holocoust...thought we learned our lesson already about discrimination.... I cant believe you would say such a thing.... You obiously never owned a pit bull ot a pit bull type dog.... He was a frightened dog being just that a dog... ANY dog can chase and bite based off of fear.....

Anonymous said...

Dogs being on a leash protects them and other dogs in addition to people. I had someone make up a story about my dogs that were both leashed at the time and under control. The beagle was completely harmless. The Pit mix was attacked by a Great Dane mix that was let go. Sometimes cops have no brains and just believe what some local tells them without evidence. My dogs were tied even after police showed up. I called the police and was put in jail for what someone else did because of jealous hatred.

Sherri Gilbert said...

Sean Dunn, you're a completely ignorant about dogs, especially Bully Breeds. Perhaps people like you should be outlawed all together!!

Sherri Gilbert said...

Apparently my comment has to be approved before publication, so much for freedom of speech!!!

Tammy Perez said...

This website is stupid Pitts are who the owners raise them to be just like any other wonderful creature!

Erik Grubb said...

No offense Sean, the only reason those are what you hear about are because those are the only ones being reported on.

I agree about this idiot and i firmly believe the problem lies with irresponsible and bad dog owners.

No dog is inherently bad..however people are idiots by nature.

I am not going to blab on and on about Pits Bulls don't do this and that, we all can find the facts if we feel like looking. 90% of all these situations, however, come back to ill educated and irresponsible owners who had no right having a dog period..let alone one of such high profile as Pit Bulls.

If you take time to understand your dog then you get them trained, fixed, vaccinated. You keep them on a leash, you keep them controlled and you don't put them into situations where they are going to fail and end up in the newspapers.

I urge folks to look at the owners and crack down on idiocy. Look to bad and illegal breeders and crack down on them. Rather then turn this into a "hate Pit Bulls" campaign.

mallardhead said...

I heard Gizzarelli on the Len Tillem show trying to twist his story around hoping for some sympathy from Len. Len told the guy to give it up and that if it were up to him, he'd put the needle in Charlie himself. LOL, Almost wrecked my car.

Gizzarelli is a narcissist. Seen his type at the vet's office. They don't neuter their male dogs because they view their own balls being cut off. What does that tell you about the psyche of pit owners.

mallardhead said...

This is actually a flattering photo of this creep Gizzarelli. He's much older and loosing his hair.

dawn james said...

"No dog is inherently bad..however people are idiots by nature."

Erik Grubb, pit dogs are purpose bred by psychopaths, therefore pit dogs are inherently bad. only psychopaths and idiots view purpose bred animal aggressive dogs as not inherently bad.

LYNNE - please take your own advice and educate yourself.
pit bulls NEVER were nanny dogs, the military has banned them from their bases and the ATTS is a scam.


Dare-to-be-different - if you were half the expert you claim to be, you would sign your name to this comment. i suspect you are just a dog groomer.

you might like this blog better there is no such thing as a pit bull

WWW.SFACTING.COM said...

So, everyone who raises money for a cause is a scam? This blog and article is defamatory. First of all, Charlie is an American Staffordshire Terrier. Not a dog raised to fight in a pit, herd cattle, or subject to BSL legislation. All dogs bite. All dogs have prey drive. All dogs have teeth ... but not all dogs know that a horse is going to be ridden into a field for off leash dogs.

Anonymous said...

Hey "sfacting.com" (how many websites do you have, ffs!) anyone who has actually read all of the court documents, police reports and is familiar with crissy field knows your played out, oft debunked drivel regarding the officer "riding his horse into a field of off-leash dogs" is spin, courtesy of you. The officer was just off the path, headed back to the STABLES, after his APPOINTED ROUNDS and charlie ran at the horse from approx 200 feet away. Not the other way around. You know damn well if things happened the way you make it sound that out of the "many dogs playing" at crissy that day, more dogs would have joined in the attack. Except for- of course- the dogs lucky enough to have responsible owners who understand the value of a leash and collar. Arent you tired of getting caught up yet? You cant be getting many donations at this juncture (i hope zero after you squandered thousands on yourself- yes- that was documented in court and not a penny of the 17k actually went to charlie or to his care and training) and you know you will never get charlie back since you voluntarily signed him away- along with your ability to litigate the matter. There are no "legal avenues" open to you and you know it. Charlie is in loving, capable, RESPONSIBLE hands and is doing fantastic. You have tarnished your reputation enough due to the way you've handled yourself, your fb page and the donations over the past year. Time to give it up.

Jenny Rosenquist said...

Nutter irony never ceases to baffle me. Screaming that others should indoctrinate themselves instead of having a differing stance (one founded on fact, evidence, and experience, at that) from their own. Can't be bothered to read up the scores of data available to them. THAT is the epitome of hypocrisy, laziness, willing ignorance, a closed mind, insanity, and media-fueled bias. We're it not for the Internet, I would've never learned the truth about pitbulls. What IS available on newspapers and TV are constant pitbull advocacy, and shows like pit boss, dog whisperer, and pitbulls and parolees. And they say WE are brainwashed by the media?? The media only shows one side--theirs.
This is projection at its finest and most ridiculous.

Jenny Rosenquist said...

*were
Auto predict strikes again

Anonymous said...

Guess who www.sfacting.com is? Said dog Charlie's former owner. Him and that self proclaimed dog rescuer (Cindy Marabito)have more email addresses, blogs, Facebook pages, they can't fool the intelligent person. And I would like to know what she's going to do with her donations for Doglandia? That will never be up and running, she needs money so lets create another scam as well as her others in the past. She doesn't even adopt dogs out but pretends too so people will give her donations. Enough is enough you two losers...go get real jobs please and stop scamming the public!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to ask, after Cindy Marabito's Rescue Reunion's Doglandia never gets off the ground as many of her other little things she has tried has never made it off the ground. I wonder if all the people eleven people only, Cindy was the big donor for her own scam fundraiser for "Doglandia" that donated to Doglandia. I want them to ask her where their donations went and ask her why she put in the first $500 or so herself. Well she did it so it looks like people are really helping. She does not adopt out many dogs and does rarely exercise or let the dogs she has in crates ever out. Why, because she's scared of her own rescues, but she doesn't have hardly any rescued dogs but calls herself a rescue. But her page sure does look good right? She's a hack and a liar and I can see why her and David Gizzarelli became so called friends. She now has taken over Help save Charlie's page along with her many other email addresses, blogs, Facebook pages just so she can dupe the people on Facebook and other animal lovers. Gizarelli will never get the dog Charlie back! What the hell will those two do when Charlie becomes about 10 years old or so? They will still be asking for money and showing old docs to new unsuspecting people. Hell has a place for you two and you're going to have to explain yourselves to him and tell him why you are so combative, non conforming, argumentative etc. And Cindy, you are not welcome back in California. I can't figure there's anybody that wants you back there.

Gizzarelli said...

lol. what complete bullshit. Charlie was in an off leash area where horses are not allowed, and the city of san fracisco and the SFPD suppressed evidence that the horse was being ridden with a healing fractured leg. Furthermore, $10,000 was spent on legal fees and fines. This whole page is just a place for people who have no life to get their 15 minutes by spewing hate. Charlie is a beautiful dog that is a victim of police brutality.

Anonymous said...

You should know asswipe.

Anonymous said...

The vitriol and hate of pitbull owners is proof enough that these people should not be allowed to own a dangerous breed. Just as felons and mentally ill should not own firearms, these angry misanthropes should not won pitbulls. They have blinders on as to the dangers of the breed and they ignore any facts that do not support their beliefs.

WWW.SFACTING.COM said...

wow I clicked on Crissy Field and its says plover protection is until July. Charlie was off leash in August. Why cant you get your facts straight? Is your hate for dogs worth a defamation lawsuit? Ive asked you nicely to remove this information. Lets see what a judge says! :)

Megsgirl247 said...

Anonymous Asshole TURD Doesn't even have the guts to post his real name! COWARD LYING SACK OF SHIT! AND DAWN JAMES IS A PIT HATER SO WHO CARES ABOUT YOUR BIASED OPINION SAME AS THAT DEMON SPAWN TILLEM!

Megsgirl247 said...

Exactly Jenny! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey SFACTING moron,

Read much? The link states: "Other Notes: Unfenced - East and central beaches of Crissy Field are off-leash year around but the west beach is open to off leash use only from May to July while plovers (endangered bird) are not there."

Please allow me to translate for those with limited comprehension. Off leash dogs are only allowed in the months of May, June and July. The attack happened in August, as you pointed out. That means NO OFF LEASH DOGS in August.

Dumb mother fuckers are always drawn to these dumb dogs.

GSpotProd said...

You have to go to the NPS website itself and read the rule.

Please see rule 11.

The 3rd party websites have it backwards.

NFS
https://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/upload/Fed%20Reg%20Final%20Rule091908-2.pdf

Off leash dog use at Crissy field is ALLOWED all year long, with the exception of may-july when the Plovers are there.

Thanks for all the name calling and attacks. It shows your maturity and intelligence.

David Gizzarelli
gizzarelli.org

Citizen. said...

People are talking about not allowing pet Bulls in san Francisco because they are dangerous. Yet they don't have a problem with illegal immigrants and Muslim refugees?
Why can't we put everyone on a leash?

Citizen. said...

People are talking about not allowing pet Bulls in san Francisco because they are dangerous. Yet they don't have a problem with illegal immigrants and Muslim refugees?
Why can't we put everyone on a leash?