Skip to comments.Guard Dogs Kill Man Who Jumps Business' Fence
Posted on 04/10/2006 5:02:52 AM PDT by Abathar
COMPTON, Calif. -- A man was mauled to death by three guard dogs after he jumped the fence at a metalworking company in Compton Sunday.
Authorities said the man, whose identity has not been released, suffered severe head and back injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the dogs, all pit bull mixes, attacked the man after he jumped the fence at the Cal State Steel Company. Security guards who heard his screams called 911.
Sheriff's deputies arrived to find the man badly mauled and still under attack. They said they were able to order the dogs away without using weapons.
The dogs are at a shelter. They'll be quarantined until county animal control officers decide their fate.
Dogs did their job, whats the problem?
Why? They were doing their job. The fault lies totally on the perp. Don't jump the fence, don't get bit.
Are guard dogs suppose to kill?
I imagine that they're there to serve as a deterrent, but... if you jump the fence, you take your chances.
Free the dogs!
Yep. This business is screwed! Reminds me of a story several years back in Denver where a man's business kept getting robbed at night. He hooked up a shotgun with a tripwire adjacent to the window that was constantly being entered through. Guess what happened? Burglar forced his way in and found himself dead. His family was outraged, "Burglary doesn't carry a death sentence!!!" were their screams. The cops took the side of the grieving family.
IMO, the dogs should be given a rousing good dog!.
No, they are supposed to bark "Freeze!"
Killing a man for jumping a fence? Man, that is hard core.
No, they are supposed to give 1 warning bark, and then wait 15 seconds to see if the intruder leaves...
Then they are permitted to bite (not above the calves,) for a period of 5 minutes, but then must go back to their doghouses if the intruder doesnt comply.
The dogs were doing what they were trained to do....nullify the intruder....Unless there is a trainer on site shortly after the attack the dogs will continue until the threat is gone.
THIS IS WHY YOU BUY GUARD DOGS.....so you wont have to shoot the bastages.....
The dogs deserve a medal and a big marrow bone for a job well done...
I hope they are allowed to live. The did what they were supposed to do.
Funny...not... a properly trained guard dog should be able to stop a criminal without a bloodfest.
"Are guard dogs suppose to kill?"
I don't know much about dogs, but I doubt it very much.
A professional burglar will know there is a dog and have no problem killing the dog. The idea is that someone will hear all the noise. It seems this guy wasn't a professional he was an idiot. Makes you wonder about the quality of the American criminal.
Baloney. There was no handler. Find one agency anywhere that says they have dogs that they will guarantee will stop an invader but not kill or maim him without a hander present.
Explain to me just how in the heck they are going to stop him yet not do serious harm.
The business owner should claim that maybe the guy jumped the fence to torment the dogs. Hmmmm. How do we know? Maybe the dogs were just chewing in self defense.
Did the dogs do wrong? No
Did the owner of the plant do wrong? No
Who jumped the fence at his own free will and put himself in danger? The guy jumping the fence.
It will be interesting to see how the liberal media spins this one.
Well the South side of Chicago
Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a man named Leroy Brown
Now Leroy, more than trouble
You see he stands about six foot-four
All the downtown ladies call him "Treetop Lover"
All the men just call him "Sir"
And he's bad, bad, Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog [but not three]
It has long been the case under English and American common law that a property owner may not lawfully use a "spring gun" or similar weapon that is automatically triggered by a person trespassing onto a property and blows that person's head off.
If the dogs were NOT in fact properly trained guard dogs, but simply untrained pit bulls whose nature is to viciously attack anything they can, then the owner may have a problem.
LOL! I think they got a little of both...
Agreed...so what if a perp runs from the cops, jumps a fence on the freeway, and into the path of van full of illegal immigrants? Can't be the illegals fault, right?
Too stupid to live?
We don't know that there were any "beware of dog" signs.
We don't even know why the man jumped the fence.
What if he was a completely innocent person who was being chased by some gang-bangers and jumped into the property hoping to escape? Would Freepers still be cheering this man's death in that case?
Or what if he was just trying to take a short cut across the property to get to somewhere else? Any Freepers who grew up in small towns or rural areas may have done the same thing a time or two. Is it still a good thing if he were killed in that case?
Or what if he WAS out to pinch some sheet metal? He deserves to die for that?
I can understand people saying, well it's unfortunate he died; the dogs killed him in spite of their training and the security guards just got there too late.
But the folks on here who think this guy deserved to die just because he hopped a fence are nuts.
If there were warning security dog signs I think the fence jumper was a moron for going into a area with 3 dogs. I dont blame the dogs. The moron had no business being in there. If the guy was casing the place he should have been aware of the dogs and fed them something to knock them out. So he must have been inexperinced or dumb.
Ding Ding Ding!!! We have a winner!!! Best line today...especially today; Happy Illegal Immigrant Rally Day.
I cannot believe how many people marching today think that amnesty of illegals is the answer for the problem. The problem we are experiencing here in the US are direct results from a corrupt Mexican government, poverty in Mexico, the US government's refusal to enforce its own laws, no border security, a corrupt US government oligarchy (GOP majority Congress and administration) that has sold out to Corporate America in the name of 'the bottom line'. So, what's the point in fiscally supporting an ineffective, apathetic, greedy, 2-faced federal government?
Heck, most folk give their dogs more respect than our federal government gives us.
Good luck on your novel!!
I have no idea what Europeans you're referring to, I'm American.
So anyone who does something boneheaded like take a short cut through someone else's property deserves to die and their death is no loss to society. God help you that you never do anything boneheaded in your life.
According to the news report, the dogs were still biting the man when the cops arrived. It's unclear where the security guards were during this time. If they were just standing around, and watching this man get bitten to death until the cops finally showed up, they are exposed big-time.
Just guessin'. You don't have anything to the contrary on your page. "Pinch" is more of Brit usage than American; Sir John Barleycorn is a Brit image, too.
I HAVE done boneheaded things and have the scars to show for 'em - bites, cuts, bruises, occastional medical bills, etc. And I knew whose fault it was when I got dinged up. If you survive, you learn, right?
I'm a lot more cautious now than I was when I was 14. And I'm a lot less sympathetic (and I wasn't very sympathetic at 14...).
Never went over a fence like that, though. And I have never tried to burglarize or rob anyone.
And, if you let the dogs out at night, why would you need security guards? You just call 'em back to the kennels in the morning. There were probably no security guards on site.
The article says the security guards were the ones who called 911 to get the cops to come.
However, we're probably getting beyond ourselves; the news report is short on facts; the media often screws these things up; and we're just speculating.
Politicians + Greed has always caused serious conflict in the history of mankind....that's the scary part, 'casue it's the average citizen who always pays the price.
the man, whose identity has not been released,William Jackson, nicknamed "Bill Jack".
I guess I'm naive, but I expect more. A politician in my eyes ONLY has his word. Violate that trust and he is a worthless terd.
Even if the situation gets UGLY, I will stand by someone who also stands by his word. The importance of nation supersedes any personal political ambitions. Kerry politicizing the war (which he supported) is an example of such low life deviant behavior. That is a human without character. A man without a sole.
Who really believes they are doing the right thing by granting amnesty to illegal activity or not sealing up that boarder? Who really thinks this is smart? Benefits our nation in fighting crime or terrorism? Helps us keep our healthcare costs down or drugs off the streets? Its ALL about pandering to voter blocks.
Sadly most Hispanics dont realize that they are supporting measures that undermine their own economic position.
Smart dogs. Had no trouble telling the difference between a criminal and sheriff's deputies. This point will come in handy when the business owner is hauled into court, and accused of keeping vicious dogs.
Short cut??? This was the fenced off, locked, and guarded by pit bulls property of a business in Compton, California. Do some Googling on Compton if you're not familiar with it. It is NOT a "small town or rural area", and nobody takes a "shortcut" through other people's property. He tried to commit a crime, and he got killed in the process. This is not a problem in my book. Anybody who is jumping fences into businesses in this area is a career criminal, and an undue burden on hardworking taxpayers, who shouldn't have to pay for decades of imprisonment, public defenders, parole officers, substance abuse "treatment", and theft/destruction of their property.
So not only do you know for a fact that there is no other possible reason for the man jumping the fence, but now you know that he was not merely a criminal, but he was a "career criminal." Yeah, okay.
Perhaps you should follow the case, via local papers online, and publicly available court documents. Then you'll be able to confirm my assessment.
Deserves? Not necessarily. But the world is an imperfect place. You roll the dice and take your chances.
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