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Police: Jogger Shoots At Pit Bull
Local6.com ^ | 6/26/07 | staff

Posted on 06/26/2007 4:09:55 PM PDT by highimpact

DELTONA, Fla. -- A woman who went on a jog with her two dogs Monday night attempted to shoot a pit bull because she felt threatened, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

According to sheriff's deputies, Christine Bruce was jogging past 1435 Gainesville Drive in Deltona when she observed a pit bull in the front yard. Bruce told officials that the dog's owner, Rickey Ward, was exciting the animal in such a way that she felt like she was going to be attacked. Bruce, who was attacked by a pit bull three years ago, said she asked Ward to stop, but Ward released the pit bull and told it to attack her, according to a sheriff's report.

"If it happens to you once, you'll never forget it. I wasn't going to let that happen to me again," Bruce said in reference to the prior attack. "Large dogs are a leathal weapon. If they're unleashed on you, you've got to treat them as such."

Bruce, who was carrying a baseball bat, mace and a gun, shot at the dog but missed, and the pit bull retreated, the report stated.

"(My dog) didn't get but 100 feet from the woman. The woman wasn't in any danger, and I stand by that," Ward said. "My dog started darting off, and I said, 'Cleo, stop!' and she stopped. I got the leash and carried her back."

"Had I not shot at the dog, he wouldn't have stopped," Bruce said.

Sheriff's officials said Bruce went to the nearest fire station and called 911. She does have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, officials told Local 6 News.

(Excerpt) Read more at local6.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; jogger; pitbull; shoots; woman
A gun, two dogs, a baseball bat, and mace. There's a woman who understands how to protect herself!
1 posted on 06/26/2007 4:09:56 PM PDT by highimpact
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To: highimpact

She should have shoot the dogs owner.


2 posted on 06/26/2007 4:12:32 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: highimpact

Of course the pit’s owner denies everything. My money is on the woman as far as the truth goes. My guess is this is not the first time that dog has behaved this way and it won’t be the last


3 posted on 06/26/2007 4:12:49 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: Always Right

shoot = shooted...or shot as some might say.


4 posted on 06/26/2007 4:13:25 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: highimpact

There’s a woman who understands how to protect herself!
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It takes a stupid person to own one of these killing machines anyway — maybe this irresponsible stupid dog owner has learned a lesson??? She should have turned some MACE on the owner -—


5 posted on 06/26/2007 4:13:30 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: highimpact
"BITE ME!"


6 posted on 06/26/2007 4:15:00 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: highimpact
Ward released the pit bull and told it to attack her. Bruce,...shot at the dog but missed,

She needs to jog to the range and next time shoot Ward, he's the bigger target.

7 posted on 06/26/2007 4:16:21 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: Dumpster Baby

Nice holsters!


8 posted on 06/26/2007 4:17:10 PM PDT by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: highimpact

This woman has my complete support for what that’s worth. I would cut down on what she’s carrying on her walks though. She’s going to ruin her knees carrying all that stuff. Just pack the gun.


9 posted on 06/26/2007 4:18:36 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Always Right

The only good Pit Bull is a .........


10 posted on 06/26/2007 4:20:12 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: highimpact

Been there done that, except I had to do it while riding my bike. I warned the owner well beforehand when the dog first took off after me as I passed by his house. Next day I had my .357 on my waist. Dog came running at me, BOOM! Right between the eyes.


11 posted on 06/26/2007 4:21:01 PM PDT by diverteach
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To: EagleUSA; All

oh crap. my pitt bull sleeps cuddled up next to me every night,yes he likes to cuddle, right next to you. Sometimes jumps on my husband’s lap to chill, and lets our cat boss him around. Just leave me out of your generalization of pitt bull owners. Granted, if my son hadn’t brought him home and the cat put his eye out the first day I wouldn’t have him, and I wouldn’t trust a pitt I didn’t know.


12 posted on 06/26/2007 5:36:24 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: EagleUSA

Thats just ignorant, pitbulls if trained properly and cared for can be very good and loyal pets. Many people have misconceptions of pitbulls because they simply read all the bad stories about pitbulls and have never known or even attempted to raise one themselves.


13 posted on 06/26/2007 5:37:37 PM PDT by migjig
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To: diverteach
Been there done that, except I had to do it while riding my bike. I warned the owner well beforehand when the dog first took off after me as I passed by his house. Next day I had my .357 on my waist. Dog came running at me, BOOM! Right between the eyes.

EXACTLY the same thing happened to me while I was in college at the University of Alabama in the late 1970s. Except I was riding a motorcycle on my way to work as an armed security guard. I carried my own piece, a S&W M19 .357 with a 4" barrel. I warned the owners too. But the white trash saw a security guard and thought cop. So I actually told the cops in the area. They said there'd been plenty of trouble with the dog and the owners. One thing about southern cops, they have a wonderfully refreshing point of view on such things. After I shot the dog a few days later I called 'em again. They said I'd done their job for them and thanks much!

14 posted on 06/26/2007 6:11:42 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: migjig

Thats just ignorant, pitbulls if trained properly and cared for can be very good and loyal pets.
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That is OK, I will take the conservative position and stay away from them altogether. :-)


15 posted on 06/26/2007 7:37:28 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: highimpact

good thing she wasn’t running with scissors...


16 posted on 06/27/2007 5:04:19 AM PDT by zeke15
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To: highimpact

I’m trying to understand how she carried all that stuff...ok the gun and the mace can be concealed on her person...but the baseball bat and two dogs? I was walking two dogs this weekend and had trouble hanging on to a bottle of water. America’s got talent!


17 posted on 06/27/2007 5:06:55 AM PDT by zeke15
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To: highimpact; 2ndClassCitizen
"My dog started darting off, and I said, 'Cleo, stop!' and she stopped. I got the leash and carried her back."

Liar. Besides, the dog should have been on a leash in the first place.

Hey, 2ndClassCitizen, how about this lady's style?

18 posted on 06/27/2007 5:35:43 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: diverteach

My hero.


19 posted on 06/27/2007 5:36:50 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: highimpact
Bruce, who was carrying a baseball bat, mace and a gun

Pretty heavily armed "jogger" dontcha think? something not right there. More to this story.

20 posted on 06/27/2007 5:39:19 AM PDT by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: diverteach

really?


21 posted on 06/27/2007 5:40:15 AM PDT by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: migjig
...pitbulls if trained properly and cared for ...

That's a really BIG *IF*. Most owners do NOT fall into that category and the breed is so unpredictable that they are disasters waiting to happen.

No, they are not misconceptions about pitbulls. The breed is dangerous and unpredictable.

22 posted on 06/27/2007 5:41:09 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Recon Dad
The only good Pit Bull is a .........

Fireplace rug?

23 posted on 06/27/2007 5:44:31 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (July 11, 2007. The Rebellion begins!)
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To: beebuster2000

More to the story?

She said she was attacked by a pitbull three years ago.


24 posted on 06/27/2007 5:45:28 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: beebuster2000

Dang right. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a dog lover and owned one all my life. The dog that came after me had a history of doing so not only with me but with others.


25 posted on 06/27/2007 5:57:50 AM PDT by diverteach
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To: Always Right
She should have shoot the dogs owner.

I agree, if a dog kills someone I say it's the death penalty for the owner, this is way out of control, these folks get these vicious dogs and love to threaten folks. I would like to see 5 or 6 breeds eliminated from the planet.
26 posted on 06/27/2007 6:02:38 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Which breeds?


27 posted on 06/27/2007 6:31:54 AM PDT by az_illini (Freedom is the freedom to say two + two make four. If that is granted, all else follows-G. Orwell)
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To: ExSoldier; diverteach
Looks like we all have our stories to tell. I used to get chased and snapped at by a big collie/shepard mix when riding my bike home from where I worked nights.

No gun, though. I used a machete.

28 posted on 06/27/2007 8:18:18 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: highimpact

“A woman who went on a jog with her two dogs Monday night “

Not only was she carrying the mace, gun and baseball bat while being with her two dogs (I’m assuming on leashes) it says she was jogging. I would really like to see how someone pulls this off...


29 posted on 06/27/2007 9:12:39 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: diverteach

well in that case , good shooting. its not easy to hit a moving target with a handgun. how close were you?


30 posted on 06/27/2007 9:44:32 AM PDT by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: beebuster2000

“well in that case , good shooting. its not easy to hit a moving target with a handgun. how close were you?”

2-3 feet


31 posted on 06/27/2007 2:13:49 PM PDT by diverteach
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To: metmom

Could use a little more sophistication, but highly effective.


32 posted on 06/29/2007 4:47:07 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: diverteach

WHAT a great post!


33 posted on 07/02/2007 11:07:03 AM PDT by Finny (Only Saps Buy Global Warming)
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