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Wis. Man Fined $177 After His Pit Bull Attacks Boy (and bites off boy's cheek)
AP ^

Posted on 04/19/2010 10:39:49 AM PDT by Chet 99

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) ― The owner of a pit bull that bit off part of a Sheboygan boy's cheek has been fined $177.

Police records released Monday show that 52-year-old Thomas J. Schmitz was cited over the weekend for owner liability for a dog causing injury. A telephone listing for Schmitz was disconnected. Police say a 12-year-old girl was walking the dog on a leash Tuesday when it attacked the 8-year-old boy.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chet99; hippo; pitbulls; pits

1 posted on 04/19/2010 10:39:49 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


2 posted on 04/19/2010 10:40:24 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

By pit owners.


3 posted on 04/19/2010 10:42:25 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: Chet 99

Wouldn’t send a 12 year old girl out to walk a pit.


4 posted on 04/19/2010 10:43:34 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: Chet 99

Wouldn’t send a 12 year old girl out to walk a pit.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 10:44:05 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: Chet 99

Dogs of Peace (TM)

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 04/19/2010 10:44:33 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Chet 99

The fine is the key in the civil suit to be filed later against the owner. Having a LEO agency issue a citation gives weight to a lawsuit.


7 posted on 04/19/2010 10:51:48 AM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "YouÂ’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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To: Chet 99
Related:

Dog that killed UK toddler is American Bulldog, will be destroyed

8 posted on 04/19/2010 10:52:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: gundog

“Wouldn’t send a 12 year old girl out to walk a pit.”

Agreed. A while ago I while walking my 40# Brittany mix we came across a 12 YO boy walking a medium sized springer. As we passed the springer lunged at my dog and dragged the kid about 10 ft before he was stopped.


9 posted on 04/19/2010 10:54:13 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Hacklehead

Springers are strong. That breed of dog dragged my then 9 year old daughter when she was walking it at the shelter. The dog was an escape artist and took awhile for the staff to corral after my daughter dropped the lease.


10 posted on 04/19/2010 11:20:32 AM PDT by exhaustguy
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To: Chet 99; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...

So, Chet ..... this wouldn’t by any chance be a repost of the same story that you, yourself posted last week, on the 14th ... would it?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2493178/posts

(Tsk, tsk, tsk..... slow news day in the dog pogrom world?)


11 posted on 04/19/2010 8:57:27 PM PDT by shibumi (FReepMail me to get on the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Chet 99


12 posted on 04/19/2010 9:10:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

I’ve paid traffic tickets that were more than $177. Why doesn’t the law reflect real punishment when someone really does get hurt?


13 posted on 04/19/2010 11:28:30 PM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: shibumi

It’s not even summer yet and we’re already suffering through reruns??


14 posted on 04/19/2010 11:30:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: Kevmo

THAT is the point we keep trying pound into people’s heads.

Utterly crush the irresponsible owners, *not* the ignorant dogs.

*This* is THE solution.

No punk thug is gonna wanna keep paying $5000+ fines every time his dog is caught running loose, bites something or worse.

The “shine” will wear off their “canine bling” really fast.


15 posted on 04/19/2010 11:34:57 PM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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16 posted on 04/19/2010 11:41:12 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: JoeProBono

17 posted on 04/19/2010 11:48:08 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...
Hyenas don't stand a chance with watchful Pit Hippos!


18 posted on 04/20/2010 3:06:48 AM PDT by shibumi (FReepMail me to get on the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

Yo homey wats be goin on ,i thots we be on stand down? Hav de ROE been changd and nobody tells me?


19 posted on 04/20/2010 7:36:58 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Chet 99; GSP.FAN; shibumi

20 posted on 04/20/2010 9:37:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

You do know that hyenas are not domesticated animals, right? And that they are more closely related to cats? Just saying there are much better comparisons out there that would not make your argument quite as ridiculous.


21 posted on 04/20/2010 9:42:48 AM PDT by solosmoke
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22 posted on 04/20/2010 9:43:55 AM PDT by shibumi (FReepMail me to get on the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: solosmoke

Logic never works.

(Hippos are much better.)


23 posted on 04/20/2010 9:45:10 AM PDT by shibumi (FReepMail me to get on the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Chet 99; shibumi; solosmoke; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; Salamander; humblegunner; Eaker; ...

CLICK THE PIC


24 posted on 04/20/2010 9:51:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99; shibumi; solosmoke; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; Salamander; humblegunner; Eaker
How, In Writing One Good Dog, I Inadvertently Became a Pit Bull Advocate
25 posted on 04/20/2010 3:48:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

You may want to alert people to have their dogs leave the room before clicking that link.


26 posted on 04/20/2010 6:39:45 PM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: shibumi; Chet 99

So, I guess follow up articles are taboo?


27 posted on 05/04/2010 8:08:13 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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