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Victim describes beating away pit bulls with beer bottle
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Posted on 07/22/2010 7:34:49 PM PDT by Chet 99

Updated: Jul 21, 2010 1:31 PM PDT

By Jamel Major - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Kevin Stringfellow will never forget the frightening attack by two pit bulls he suffered Tuesday as he walked from a neighborhood store.

"I saw two dogs coming toward me, and started grabbing me and biting me real hard," he said Wednesday.

Two pit bulls latched on to him, leaving 52 holes in his arm. The dogs even left holes on Stringfellow's pants.

"One of them was just tearing my arm up," he said. "The other dog was biting me on my leg. I thought I was already dead cause I never had a pit bull bite me."

Stringfellow had to use an empty beer bottle to fight for his life.

"I'm telling them get away from me. Get away from me. Found a bottle and started hitting them real, real, hard," he said.

Unfortunately, not everyone who was attacked by the dogs was as lucky as Stringfellow. William Parker, 71, had a heart attack and died after the dogs attacked him. Parker, his daughter, and two paramedics were also bitten.

The dogs belong to Bernard Humphrey, a resident of an apartment complex on North Manassas who was arrested Sunday after police discovered he failed to update his address for the sex offender registry. A girlfriend was left to care for the dogs after Humphrey was taken into custody.

"They shouldn't have those dogs in these apartments in the first place with all these children walking around here," Stringfellow said.

Stringfellow considers himself lucky, despite a unfortunate tragedy.

"I thank God," he said.

The dogs remained locked up Wednesday at the Memphis Animal Shelter.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: beerbottle; irresponsibleowner; pitbull

1 posted on 07/22/2010 7:34:54 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

What’s so unusual about biting holes in his pants?


2 posted on 07/22/2010 7:43:32 PM PDT by ditchdigger
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To: Chet 99

Too bad he wasn’t able to put a couple of 38 caliber holes in these mutts.


3 posted on 07/22/2010 7:45:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Chet 99

http://www.pbrc.net/misc/PBRC_find_the_pitbull.pdf

Good luck.


4 posted on 07/22/2010 7:46:33 PM PDT by as1001
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To: as1001

i realize i may have to be clearer...there’s only one pit bull on the page to which that link (http://www.pbrc.net/misc/PBRC_find_the_pitbull.pdf)directs.

any guesses?


5 posted on 07/22/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT by as1001
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To: Chet 99
The dogs belong to Bernard Humphrey, a resident of an apartment complex on North Manassas who was arrested Sunday after police discovered he failed to update his address for the sex offender registry. A girlfriend was left to care for the dogs after Humphrey was taken into custody.

Trashy dogs and trashy people, hope the POS spends the rest of his days paying on the court settlement. But maybe the tax payer will get lucky and bubba his cell mate will settle the debt.

6 posted on 07/22/2010 7:50:00 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: as1001

All trash all the time.


7 posted on 07/22/2010 7:51:17 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: bigbob
Too bad he wasn’t able to put a couple of 38 caliber holes in these mutts.

Given the circumstances, I'd have to be careful to not put a hole in my femoral artery. Might be preferable to a couple of these monsters working on you while you're on the ground.

8 posted on 07/22/2010 7:52:14 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Chet 99

Gimme a beer and watch this!


9 posted on 07/22/2010 7:53:17 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: org.whodat

“all trash, all the time”

whad it iz?


10 posted on 07/22/2010 7:58:29 PM PDT by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: Chet 99

Since pit bulls seem like such a sub species of dog, I think one should have the right to raise them for food.

Just a modest proposal.


11 posted on 07/22/2010 7:59:32 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Chet 99

I fear dogs like this every time I walk my dog.

I carry chemical mace + pepper spray, but I’m not sure if that would be enough.


12 posted on 07/22/2010 8:00:36 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

Buy a gun


13 posted on 07/22/2010 8:02:38 PM PDT by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: BlueStateMadness

Carry a gun and use it.


14 posted on 07/22/2010 8:05:54 PM PDT by TNoldman (Call 1911 not 911!)
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To: BlueStateMadness

Oh, I’ve got 5, including two pistols. However, I don’t have a license to carry, and I am not sure that I would want to fire my gun in that situation with my dog being present and close as well as being surrounded by houses in the neighborhood.


15 posted on 07/22/2010 8:07:51 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

Minus the whole not having a carry permit part, you’d rather die/be mauled than cause a commotion or scare your pup?


16 posted on 07/22/2010 8:10:13 PM PDT by as1001
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To: chris37

Sounds like you need a permit and some practice, also for close in a Taurus judge with birdshot would fix any attacker and be fairly safe at distance, for your neighbors or whatever


17 posted on 07/22/2010 8:15:51 PM PDT by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: as1001

No, no, not at all. What I’m saying is that if a dog attacked us, I’m quite certain my shepard would get involved. At that point, I’d not want to fire for risk of hitting my best friend.

Beyond that, if I were to miss my target or a bullet ricochetted and struck an innocent person, that would be something I couldn’t live with.


18 posted on 07/22/2010 8:16:22 PM PDT by chris37
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To: bigbob

+ 1 on that...

also. screaming the word “OFF!!!” really Loud works well, especially if you put your favorite expletive before it... and behind as well...

but, I digress...

a well placed bullet is most effective...


19 posted on 07/22/2010 8:17:47 PM PDT by waterhill (i)
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To: BlueStateMadness

Definitely need a permit, though I’m a good shot, very well practiced in that regard. As far as the Taurus Judge goes, I have the Taurus Tracker .44 mag, and I would not want to fire that weapon in the neighborhood at all.

I’ve been looking at the S&W Thunder Rancher .45 acp revolver here lately, with that round being much slower than the .44 mag round.


20 posted on 07/22/2010 8:19:15 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

Taurus Judge .410....

or maybe plain ole Bear Spray.... might kill the poor puppies and really get you into trouble...


21 posted on 07/22/2010 8:21:44 PM PDT by waterhill (i)
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To: chris37

A walking stick made of 3/4 black iron pipe will work. I smacked a doberman, across the head with a shovel once, when he tried to bite me. Last person he ever tried to bite.


22 posted on 07/22/2010 8:23:23 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: waterhill

I was thinking about getting some bear spary as well.

When I walk the dog on the bike path, it is possible to encounter both stray dogs as well as black bears.

At that point though, I would want to have my .44 mag ready to go. I haven’t been taking the dog on the bike path here lately though, being that I don’t have a pistol permit.


23 posted on 07/22/2010 8:24:00 PM PDT by chris37
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To: org.whodat

Heck, that is not a bad idea at all.


24 posted on 07/22/2010 8:24:49 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

are you able to get one?


25 posted on 07/22/2010 8:25:40 PM PDT by as1001
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To: as1001

Yes. I’ve got the phone number of a former marine who runs a permit class here in florida. No dount I would be able to pass that, I just haven’t gotten around to doing it for some reason.


26 posted on 07/22/2010 8:27:27 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

You would be better off with a gun,,,

If you can’t do that a squirt bottle full of ammonia will

keep them off of you,,,

That as well as pepper gas can blow back on you in the
wind,,,

You could try callin’ the cops and your local Animal Control

but they have proven worthless here...


27 posted on 07/22/2010 8:30:53 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: chris37

gunshow ccw course and an application to the fl department of agriculture gets you a shall issue permit good in 32 or so other states


28 posted on 07/22/2010 8:32:40 PM PDT by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: bigbob

Find the “owners” and shoot them as well....


29 posted on 07/22/2010 8:39:25 PM PDT by Kimmers (Illegal immigration is destroying America, look what it did to the White House)
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To: Chet 99

I would carry a walking stick, it will look just like a normal walking stick but is instead a shark powerhead or bang stick.


30 posted on 07/22/2010 8:42:23 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Chet 99

Pitbulls are like miniature lions. They should be outlawed. I don’t care if the owners are nice or nasty, these animals have aggressive genes and there’s no stopping them.


31 posted on 07/22/2010 9:04:59 PM PDT by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: chris37
I’ve been looking at the S&W Thunder Rancher .45 acp revolver here lately, with that round being much slower than the .44 mag round.

You don't have to buy another handgun to get a slower round. Just use .44 Special loads in your .44 Mag.

32 posted on 07/22/2010 9:27:05 PM PDT by cayuga (The only good Socialist is a dead Socialist. We obviously need more good ones.)
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To: cayuga

Heh, I’ve got about two boxes of specials left over that I completely forgot about. I guess after I started firing magnum rounds through the weapon, I just never went back to the special round.

Thanks for the post, I had completely forgotten about that capability.


33 posted on 07/22/2010 9:33:15 PM PDT by chris37
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To: Chet 99

If he really did beat them away with a beer bottle, they weren’t that determined and not that dangerous.


34 posted on 07/22/2010 9:44:18 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: chris37

imo, for defense against a pitbul(or any mean dog), best thing is a long thin knife...like a cane sword or a little smaller. A large switchblade stilletto. Plunge straight down between the shoulderblades while it’s biting your dog. No loud noises. No crowds attracted to you. No need to call the cops. The pit will yelp, let go, run away, and die somewhere else approximately a block away. Finish your walk and go home.


35 posted on 07/22/2010 9:53:13 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: chris37
I carry chemical mace + pepper spray, but I’m not sure if that would be enough.

I'm hoping that it is possible to obtain a taser, legally or illegally. Our family pet at 40 pounds and with a "wus" personality would last seconds against a vicious dog, and I have one close by. It's a rottweiler I call Cujo for obvious reasons, and in the past, on several occasions he has actually tried to exit through the wooden fence retaining him.

I want to make sure that any confrontation between us is as unequal as possible -- in our favor.

The dog is an attack dog, but I refuse to be intimidated into abandoning the use of our neighborhood common areas out of fear.

36 posted on 07/23/2010 1:19:39 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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To: mamelukesabre
If he really did beat them away with a beer bottle, they weren’t that determined and not that dangerous.

Say what??!!??

54 holes in his arm and "not that dangerous?"

37 posted on 07/23/2010 1:30:21 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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To: Publius6961

are you dense? He might as well been beating them away with a cellphone. Neither are effective weapons. 54 punctures is only about 6 bites. Notice there’s no mention of tears or rips.

No, the dog was not very determined.


38 posted on 07/23/2010 5:23:06 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: diamond6

“Pitbulls are like miniature lions. They should be outlawed. I don’t care if the owners are nice or nasty, these animals have aggressive genes and there’s no stopping them.”<<<<<<<

People who generalize are ignorant. I don’t care if they’re expressing their opinions, these people are inherently flawed and there’s no convincing them.


39 posted on 07/23/2010 7:32:21 AM PDT by solosmoke
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To: Publius6961

I would consider reporting the owner for harboring a vicious dog, which is a crime in some states.


40 posted on 07/23/2010 7:40:35 AM PDT by chris37
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To: Chet 99

Several hundred years ago when I was thirteen I was attacked by two dobermen pinchers (I’m sure that’s not spelled right). The saw me when they were about 40 yards away and immediately started running at me. I knew my only chance was to show them no fear. I just stared at them and somehow kept from being scared. They were running as fast as they could but when they got about 10 yards away they both suddenly skidded to a halt in the gravel. They just stood there for a moment and then slowly walked off. I was very lucky.


41 posted on 07/23/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: chris37

You would rather be attacked by a dangerous dog than carry a gun? You really need to re think that. Until you get some practice with your gun you could carry a can of wasp spray and you can blind them when they are still 20 feet away.


42 posted on 07/23/2010 12:25:52 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

What a stupid post.

Wanna go to the range with me and see how well I shoot?

Nevermind, just keep your advice and take a friggin’ hike, pal.


43 posted on 07/23/2010 7:50:46 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

A two year old boy was killed by his family’s pit bulls yesterday, about three blocks from our house.

There should be some kind of education program for people that want to keep dogs that have such strong jaws and necks. I don’t blame the dogs, I’ve never had any problem with any dogs, but you do need to have some understanding of k-9 behavior.


44 posted on 07/23/2010 8:08:30 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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