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Nicely done neighbor!

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Pit bull attacks Roswell woman

By PAUL KAPLAN
Published on: 06/22/07

A Roswell woman on her daily walk Friday morning was attacked by a neighbor's pit bull, which tore into her head, police said.

The woman, who was saved by neighbors responding to her screams, was in surgery Friday morning at North Fulton Regional Hospital for severe but non-life threatening injuries, said Roswell Police Lt. James McGee.

Neighbors tried to stop the attack by beating the dog with sticks and shovels, but "they didn't phase him," said Charles Tedford, president of the homeowners association in the Lake Forest subdivision, where the attack occurred.

The dog finally stopped and turned on a neighbor who had been hitting it with a shovel, biting him in the arm, McGee said.

The dog then turned to attack another neighbor who was approaching with a .45-caliber pistol. He killed the dog with one shot to the head, McGee said.

The female victim was not carrying identification and neighbors did not know her name. Her home in the 900 block of Lake Haven Court, is owned by Quoc Khoan Giang, and the home phone is listed under the name of W.A. Trinh, according to records.

Tedford said the woman is of Asian descent and apparently speaks no English, except "good morning," which she says with a smile to everyone she meets during her walks in the neighborhood off of Old Alabama Road.

"We know her as the little smiling lady," said Tedford, adding that she appears to be in her 60s. "She's everybody's friend."

The brown-and-white male pit bull was being walked by the unidentified owner's 12-year-old daughter when it broke free of its leash and attacked the woman, McGee said.
 

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Roswell is going to have to do something about people walking around in the street with guns. This makes me nervous. Somebody could have gotten hurt. A gun usually just escalates the situation. What if the pit bull had taken it away from him and used it on him?
 

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I have seen videos of Pit bulls attacking people and getting hit with a baseball bat, as hard as the guy could swing and it acted as though he were being tapped.

Not all pits are bad but dang, some are down right evil.
 

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A 12 yr old girl walking a pit bull? WTF? That's just trouble waiting to happen.
 

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Mobster989 said:
A 12 yr old girl walking a pit bull? WTF? That's just trouble waiting to happen.
No...a living pit bull is trouble waiting to happen. :wink:
 

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Nothing wrong with pit bulls or any other dog. It's all in how you raise them. I don't particularly care for pit bulls personally but they are like anyhting else. I could raise & train a chihuahua to be a mean vicious animal if I was inclined to prove a point. (not that I really consider those things to be real dogs but that's a whole nuther issue)

Now as for having an 11 or 12 year old child walking a 80 - 120lb dog around. That's just stupid & negligent. Mr dog owner better hope he has a really good personal liability policy becuase I would be sueing the crap out of him for that. Even if the dog is well trained & would never mess with a human there are still cats & squirrels, and other dogs and hell even a ball that gets tossed out in the road & the dog could chase after it running out in front of a car. Or even worse what if the dog just wants to play & decided to jump up on some 4 year old just being friendly? An 11-12 yo child could never control an animal of that size in a situation which demanded it.
 

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Tinkerhell said:
Nothing wrong with pit bulls or any other dog. It's all in how you raise them. I don't particularly care for pit bulls personally but they are like anyhting else. I could raise & train a chihuahua to be a mean vicious animal if I was inclined to prove a point.
Yes you can make a chihuahua mean, but you can't make it a pit bull. The genetics have an impact. I don't care how you raise a pit, it is still genetically inclined to be aggressive.
 

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Tinkerhell said:
Nothing wrong with pit bulls or any other dog. It's all in how you raise them. I don't particularly care for pit bulls personally but they are like anyhting else. I could raise & train a chihuahua to be a mean vicious animal if I was inclined to prove a point.
Yes you can make a chihuahua mean, but you can't make it a pit bull. The genetics have an impact. I don't care how you raise a pit, it is still genetically inclined to be aggressive.
I agree somewhat about the genetics. I would point out like many other dogs some pits are breed to fight and others temperment. You can't really train out the fighting urge from a long genetic line of fighters. Even dogs bred for temperment can turn on you like any dog but they are much more stable and make a better pet.

True story:

I have two brothers both of them wanted to get a pit bull and did. One of them, M, researched the breeder and checked up on them before he bought one from them. My other brother S, didn't bother with all that stuff and found someone selling them cheap.

Brother M, has had the dog a long time now and it has been a great pet, never been dog or people agressive.

Brother S, his dog at about a year old started to get really dog agressive and even when he was inside his truck would lounge at people with babies. He tried for a while to keep him away from kids and other dogs but when Houston got flooded some years back they stayed with his best friend and put his dog in a police heavy duty kennel. When they weren't home the dog actually bent the kennel gate and killed the other dog. From the blood all over the yard the pit had dragged the other dog all over the yard, and still had the dog in his mouth shaking it though it had been dead a couple hours. They took the pit to the woods and shot it.

The moral of the story is IF you are going to get one of these things first and formost research the breeder.

2nd get a huge insurance policy just in case. :wink:

3rd don't let your 12 year old walk it.

4th keep a gun handy.
 

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That's not true, Trinh told relatives. Trinh, 69, who was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents and speaks almost no English, told relatives she was walking down the street and saw the little girl walking the dog. All of a sudden, the dog was running toward her, leaped and bit her in the face.

Trinh, a widow with five children, was saved by neighbors who came to her aid and pulled the dog off of her. One neighbor was bitten in the arm and another shot the dog to death with a .45-caliber pistol. Trinh underwent nearly four hours of surgery to her face, arm and skull at North Fulton Regional Hospital.
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