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Cape May County jail inmate saves shelter worker from pit bull attack ( NJ )
The Press of Atlantic City Media ^ | October 4, 2011 | MICHAEL MILLER

Posted on 02/14/2012 11:33:24 PM PST by george76

An inmate at the Cape May County jail is being called heroic for helping to save a county employee from a vicious dog that attacked her at the animal shelter where he was working off his sentence.

For his selfless act, Justin Peggs, of Deptford Township, Gloucester County, will get three days off his 45-day sentence for assault in a fight last summer on the Wildwood Boardwalk.

Peggs, 22, grabbed a pit bull terrier off the leg of employee Kathleen James and held down the snapping, snarling animal for several minutes so staff could rescue James and get a noose pole for the dog.

James was bitten so badly that she needed stitches in three places, but she said it could have been far worse had Peggs not come to her rescue.

“I don’t know what he was thinking. Pit bulls can crush bones,” she said.

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the dog had been surrendered because it had attacked its owner under similar circumstances.

Shelter Manager Judy Davies said her staff would have taken precautions had they known the animal was aggressive toward other dogs.

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; pitbull; pitbullattack; pitbulls

1 posted on 02/14/2012 11:33:31 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

A Pitt bull story? Chet99 is that you?


2 posted on 02/14/2012 11:39:18 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: george76

So this guy risks serious harm to himself and he only gets 3 days off his sentence? That seems a bit light to me.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 11:43:09 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: george76

Several minutes dear friends! Say three minutes. Then if he got three days off his sentence that’s 1440 minutes off per minute holding down the pitbull. On paper, I guess that’s a pretty good deal. OTOH, maybe they should make him Governor.


4 posted on 02/14/2012 11:45:52 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Lazlo in PA

Did he get banned or did he quit?

I’ve seen his name repeatedly here. Why is he so infamous?


5 posted on 02/14/2012 11:49:36 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: george76

Another unqualified dog owner. People desiring to own a pit bull should be trained and properly qualified to do so, in the interests of both public safety and safeguarding the oft slandered reputations of these fine dogs. Every one that ends up attacking either human or animal is itself a victim of an ignorant and unqualified human. This can logically be deduced from the defenses of pit bulls that have been presented on FreeRepublic.com.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 11:50:43 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: 21twelve

Looks like in this case: human assault pit bull vs. canine pit bull. What were they both doing out of their cells?


7 posted on 02/14/2012 11:52:06 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100

He was serving his time helping out at the shelter. I’m guessing he wasn’t much of a threat to others or to fleeing. Perhaps this was his first arrest. From a search:

Justin Peggs – all 6-foot-2-inch, 400 pounds of him – had jumped on a male pit bull terrier after it mauled employee Kathleen James....

Yet, even with Peggs’ size advantage, he told the Press it was still a challenge to keep the dog under control.

“The dog was so strong he was picking me up off the ground with his hind legs,” Peggs told the Press....

He got into a fist fight near the Wildwood Boardwalk last year with two strangers who made fun of his size....


8 posted on 02/15/2012 12:06:12 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: Jonty30

He was a dude who constantly posted stories on Pitt Bull attacks. He was banned over it. He joined again and started on the dog stuff right away and was banned again. It is a bit of a running gag for people who remember him.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 12:06:24 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: george76

I don't know for sure if this is the actual culprit or not. I think so - the photo is from this link. Oh, man, that is staring death in the face! Whew!

sj.sunne.ws/2011/10/07/inmate-gets-time-off-for-rescuing-shelter-worker-from-pit-bull/

10 posted on 02/15/2012 12:21:35 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Yeah - I saw that too and figured it was a generic shot. But - I’m guessing they are all look about the same after they have torn into your leg.

Our neighbors had the sweetest pit bull - but I was very aware of it and what it could do. They aren’t all raised up to be killers - but the genetics in their body and jaw don’t change.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 12:31:01 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve
..the genetics in their body and jaw don’t change.

That says it all. Anyone, man or beast, can have a bad day and get real angry, but few of either can effortlessly kill you if they decide to even if there are a lot of other people around.

12 posted on 02/15/2012 12:37:24 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Elsiejay
Another unqualified dog owner (...) in the interests of both public safety and safeguarding the oft slandered reputations of these fine dogs.

Well said. Moments ago on this very forum we were forced to hear slanderous tales of these magnificent canine specimens mauling and killing children, attacking humans and pets, ripping full-grown adults to shreds, etc.

Every time I see a story about a Pit variant hurting or killing someone for no reason - once a day or so - I remember how biased our media is against our loyal friends. You will note they never publish stories about the killer packs of Corgis, feral West Highland Whites, murderous Pekingese, etc. which plague our neighborhoods.

Every time a Pit so much as bites some whining baby's face off for no reason it makes the news but you show me a Toy Pomeranian mauling a Percheron draft horse to death and I'll show you a story the mainstream media will ignore.
13 posted on 02/15/2012 12:38:11 AM PST by golux
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To: expat1000

“Anyone, man or beast, can have a bad day and get real angry...”

Which is why our 6’2” 400-lb hero was working off his penalty!


14 posted on 02/15/2012 12:54:10 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: Lazlo in PA

You stole my line. Heeeeeerrrrrre chetty-Chet .


15 posted on 02/15/2012 2:58:44 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’m proud to say I was a complainant that got tired of his dog crap and helped get him ZOTed.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 3:01:24 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s a good gag.

I did a search of his name and his name has a lot of links on many websites.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 4:35:27 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: george76; All
Justin is 6'2". and 400 lbs...

When PETA sues him for animal cruelty ( for jumping on the dog) please post the story , and ping us..

18 posted on 02/15/2012 4:47:27 AM PST by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: expat1000

That’s a stock photo used when reporters want to juice up the story.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 5:05:10 AM PST by kanawa
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To: george76

Kathleen James at the Cape May County Animal Shelter

20 posted on 02/15/2012 6:08:51 AM PST by rawhide
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To: kanawa

OK - thanks. I was beginning to think I saw it somewhere before.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 6:37:36 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Jonty30
A Pitt bull story? Chet99 is that you?

Did he get banned or did he quit?

I’ve seen his name repeatedly here. Why is he so infamous?

I remember Chet and his pit bull threads. Just like Willie Green and his train threads.

22 posted on 02/15/2012 7:02:19 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: george76

oh wow! three whole days for saving a life. methinks they could have done better than that.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 7:42:56 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
I’m proud to say I was a complainant that got tired of his dog crap and helped get him ZOTed.

Oddly enough, the last time Chet reincarnated himself and posted 2 dog stories in a row, I asked if it was him jokingly. It was and he was zotted. He'll be back.

24 posted on 02/15/2012 10:16:26 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 21twelve

Yikes!

Note to self. When you see a 6’2” 400 pound guy - do NOT, repeat DO NOT make fun of how big he is!


25 posted on 02/15/2012 10:26:20 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: camle

“oh wow! three whole days for saving a life. methinks they could have done better than that.”


I agree. Only knowing the facts in this thread it sounds like the dude was not necessarily a thief or criminal type and was antagonized into an assault.

He risked his life and demonstrated good citizenship which is more than many of our corporations and fellow citizens do. Save the taxpayers some money and let him out early, and demonstrate to others that the judicial system has some common sense.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 2:19:08 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: rawhide

I wonder if that’s him standing behind her.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 2:25:47 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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