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San Dimas Man Shoots, Kills Pit Bull Attacking Woman And Her Horse
cbsla.com ^ | February 23, 2013 5:29 PM

Posted on 02/28/2013 11:33:42 AM PST by BenLurkin

SAN DIMAS (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a shotgun-wielding 24-year-old man shot and killed one of two pit bulls attacking a woman and her horse along a trail in San Dimas Saturday.

Sheriff’s Lieutenant David Vega of the San Dimas station said officials were notified about the attack in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Walnut Avenue at 8:58 a.m.

“[The dogs] knocked her off the horse and took the horse down,” Vega said.

“One of them latched onto the horse’s upper leg and locked on. She (the rider) suffered a few scrapes,” Vega said.

The man, a San Dimas resident, fired some shots from his .22-caliber rifle into the pit bull, breaking the dog’s lock on the horse’s leg. That dog was killed.

The extent of the horses’ injuries were not immediately known.

Animal Control took the other dog into custody.

The dogs may have come from a local residence or pit bull rescue, the sheriff’s lieutenant said.

The man was not cited or arrested.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: 22lr; california; doggieping; pitbull; pitbulls; sandimas
Not at all clear whether he used shotgun or .22 pistol.

Or both?

1 posted on 02/28/2013 11:33:48 AM PST by BenLurkin
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oops: should be .22 rifle.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 11:34:33 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I just wanna know if there was a moose and did it bite anyone.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 11:35:53 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

Isn’t this where Bill and Ted lived?


4 posted on 02/28/2013 11:40:16 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe a .22 caliber shotgun. It’s California, after all.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 11:40:17 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: BenLurkin
... fired some shots from his .22-caliber rifle ... shotgun-wielding ...
If the story was one paragraph longer I'm the sure the weapon would have become ...

6 posted on 02/28/2013 11:40:23 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: driftdiver

A moose bit my sister once.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 11:40:45 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

There used to be an “over/under” shotgun/.22 rifle once upon a time.

Could be that’s what he had?


8 posted on 02/28/2013 11:43:32 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Pitt Bulls are to America what Hippos are to Africa: KILLERS.
9 posted on 02/28/2013 11:49:39 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: oh8eleven

An updated version of the journalists’guide now refers to several of those weapons as “AR-15”s.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 11:51:09 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Except of course, for the actual AR-15.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 11:52:39 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: BenLurkin

...now if we could only train eagles to eat pit bulls... :-)


12 posted on 02/28/2013 11:54:46 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BenLurkin

Correct...It was a 22cal/.410, remember them in the 50’s and 60’s.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 11:54:46 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: BenLurkin
This is hilarious... The website has a graphic entitled "SHOOTING".. Shouldn't it say "Pitt Bull Attack"??

Why isn't this woman identified by name? Was she an avid 'Anti-Gun Advocate'??

I'll bet you she loves guns now.

14 posted on 02/28/2013 11:55:02 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: oh8eleven

IIRC I had a Red Ryder AK-BB gun when I was a kid.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 11:55:23 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin

Stevens 22/410 and the Savage Model 24.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 11:57:08 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: 230FMJ

“San Dimas High School Football Rules!”


17 posted on 02/28/2013 12:00:52 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BenLurkin
Could have been an over/under .22/.410...

...whatever, way to go...this is a nightmare for all who walk, ride bikes, etc.

..I see people walking these dogs all the time, and i am aways ready for attack. Some of the dogs are being handled by little women, the dog sometimes weighs more.

18 posted on 02/28/2013 12:05:26 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: BenLurkin

“One of them latched onto the horse’s upper leg and locked on. She (the rider) suffered a few scrapes,” Vega said.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What?? No “and the horse you rode in on” jokes?

For shames, FReepers. For shame.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 12:08:10 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BenLurkin

He should have fired two shotgun blasts into the air or at least thru a door.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 12:09:18 PM PST by umgud
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To: Sergio

The hot hands of an Olso dentist


21 posted on 02/28/2013 12:09:18 PM PST by altsehastiin
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To: BenLurkin

It’s obviously time to ban military style breeds of assault dogs.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 12:10:35 PM PST by altsehastiin
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To: BenLurkin

He will be a police officer in a few weeks. Killing dogs is a requirement to be LEO these days.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 12:11:08 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s a CBS story....it was obviously an assault .22 shotgun with a 30 round mag.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 12:11:25 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/2-pit-bulls-attack-horse-rider-california-witness-shoots-1-dog

No shotgun in this version.


25 posted on 02/28/2013 12:11:52 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: BenLurkin

And why the hell is anyone reported in the news as utilizing a firearm always “wielding” said firearm? Is that on page one of the Firearms Reporting chapter in the Journalist text book?


26 posted on 02/28/2013 12:14:07 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Citizen-Shoots-Pitbulls-Attacking-Equestrian-San-Dimas-Trail-192798171.html

No shotgun here, either.

“shotgun-wielding” must have been a phrase that the other writer has been waiting to use forever, and he just couldn’t resist adding it in.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 12:14:22 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: BenLurkin

Dog attack check list.

1) Large and/or aggressive breed of dog? Yes, one of the most likely offenders - Pitt Bull.

2) Off leash, running free, >1 running free? Two of them, out on the town, looking for trouble.

3) Previous reports of violent behavior? Not known.

4) Unreasonable expectation of passivity from owner, often despite #3 above? Not known, but probable if the owner allowed them to regularly run free.


28 posted on 02/28/2013 12:17:06 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Sergio

29 posted on 02/28/2013 12:22:46 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting. Couple weeks back an aquaintance of the wife could have used a savior like that. 3 off leash pit bulls chased her horse into dumping her and it subsequently running into a park gate at full speed and killing itself...

This was over on Mt Diablo.


30 posted on 02/28/2013 12:33:06 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: altsehastiin; Bloody Sam Roberts

LOL! You guys crack me up. Thanks for the chuckle guys.


31 posted on 02/28/2013 12:33:44 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: BenLurkin

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


32 posted on 02/28/2013 12:45:54 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: BenLurkin

This must be a phony report. Only cops shoot dogs


33 posted on 02/28/2013 12:49:52 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Why isn't this woman identified by name?

Her name is Yvette Picconi. Aged 47. Realtor. The shooter is David Eichler.

www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Citizen-Shoots-Pitbulls-Attacking-Equestrian-San-Dimas-Trail-192798171.html

34 posted on 02/28/2013 1:29:17 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: BenLurkin

I hope the owners are identified and charged with reckless endangerment.


35 posted on 02/28/2013 2:49:52 PM PST by RatSlayer
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Wow. Speculate much?


36 posted on 03/02/2013 6:21:26 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: BenLurkin
Had a horse bite my dog once. Unfortunately I wasn't armed at the time.


37 posted on 03/02/2013 7:07:07 AM PST by kanawa
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