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Officials ID Jogger Killed By Pit Bulls, DNA Testing On Dogs Underway
CBSLA.com) ^ | May 10, 2013 1:47 PM | Jon Baird

Posted on 05/10/2013 2:44:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin

PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — DNA testing was being conducted on several pit bulls Friday after a 63-year-old jogger was mauled to death in the high desert.

The attack happened around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 116th Street East and Avenue S in Littlerock, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Palmdale Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call about the attack and arrived to find a pack of dogs mauling Pamela Marie Devitt of Littlerock. A deputy fired rounds into the air, causing the dogs to flee into the desert.

Devitt “was dragged 50 yards, scalped and her arm removed. We’ve gotta do something about it; they’re killing machines,” Tony Bell, spokesperson for LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, said.

Devitt died on the way to the hospital.

Authorities later located eight dogs – six pit bulls and two mix breeds – at a residence in the 37300 block of 115th Street, about a quarter mile from the attack, KNX 1070′s Jon Baird reports.

“We got some information from Animal Control and the community that this house has contained pit bulls that have been aggressive in the past,” Lt. John Corina said.

A 29-year-old man was arrested after deputies discovered a marijuana grow on the property. He will not been charged in the attack until DNA testing can prove his dogs mauled Devitt, officials said.

The dogs were taken into custody by the Department of Animal Care and Control.

“They are all housed in individual cages so we are able to hold them safely and securely with out putting anyone in danger,” Director Marcia Mayeda said.

The coroner is working to determine the exact cause of the woman’s death. The dogs could be destroyed if DNA is linked to the animals.

Supervisor Antonovich’s office says this incident points out the need to change state law regarding the aggressive dogs to make communities safer.

“To ask state legislature to allow local government to pass their own ordinances, breed specific if you will. We’re not talking about bans necessarily. We’re talking enhanced enforcement on pit bulls and the owners,” Bell said.

RELATED: Man, 29, Arrested In Connection With Case Of Fatal Pit Bull Mauling


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: dogofpeace; dogsofpeace; jogger; killedbypitbulls; pitbulls

1 posted on 05/10/2013 2:44:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Pit bulls are dangerous animals. All of them need to be euthanized. Let the flaming (from pit bull owners) begin.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 2:47:29 PM PDT by JoeFromCA
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To: BenLurkin

Paging Chet99! Or whatever he’s calling himself these days.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 2:47:57 PM PDT by South40
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To: BenLurkin

I hope they can determine which dogs were not involved in the mauling itself, if possible. Otherwise, off with their heads. Damn Pit Bulls.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 2:48:25 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: JoeFromCA

I agree with you. We need a ‘National Background Check’ system for Pit Bull owners. By the way, only GUNS can stop them once they go into kill mode.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 2:49:41 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: BenLurkin
DNA Testing On Dogs Underway

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"If the bull's a pit, you must acquit."


6 posted on 05/10/2013 2:50:53 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: BenLurkin

A .380 would not be to big to jog with and would stop a dog. Heck I guess some 9’s are as light as some .380s. California prefers you defenseless, though.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 3:02:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: BenLurkin

Kill the owners of Pit Bulls.

Its not the dogs fault!


8 posted on 05/10/2013 3:08:34 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: BenLurkin

This is Antelope Valley. It’s the upper desert. Dogs don’t survive in the upper desert very long living outside without food and housing assistance. I suspect that the marijuana grower is in deep trouble.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 3:11:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
By the way, only GUNS can stop them once they go into kill mode.

I used to have an African lion. I think he could have stopped a couple pit bulls.

10 posted on 05/10/2013 3:14:25 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: BenLurkin
Dogs of Peace Alert

Pit Bulls have the blood of the extinct English White Terrier. The White Terrier was considered such a public nuisance in England in the early to mid 1800's, that a proclamation was made to destroy them as a breed. Naturally, you won't see this information reported on the all the "Dog of Peace" websites. In old photographs - search google - you can see obvious physical traits of the English White Terrier that have been passed down to our present day Dogs of Peace.

11 posted on 05/10/2013 3:15:18 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: JoeFromCA

Pit bulls are dangerous animals. All of them need to be euthanized. Let the flaming (from pit bull owners) begin.
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Not my Fluffy Wuffy...

Hes Mommy’s sweetums..

Why my darling baby hasnt hurt a soul all day...


12 posted on 05/10/2013 3:16:02 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: stylecouncilor

Littlerock bummer....

RIP Pamela Marie Devitt.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 3:17:38 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: gitmo
I used to have an African lion. I think he could have stopped a couple pit bulls.

I prefer guns, lions are too darn heavy to carry very far.

14 posted on 05/10/2013 3:20:00 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: JoeFromCA

“Pit bulls are dangerous animals.”

Not my precious nanny dog! You’ll have to pry fido from my cold, dead fingers. /s


15 posted on 05/10/2013 3:24:26 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Satayana and doomed to repeat him)
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To: BenLurkin
Pit bulls are dangerous animals. All of them need to be euthanized. Let the flaming (from pit bull owners) begin.
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Sorry can't agree.

My brother has/had several rotwelliers over the years and they never showed any more aggression than other dogs.

He would let them roam when he had guests over and I never witnessed any offense action other than sniffing.

Not that I would allow them to go go unsupervised around small children, mind you.

It's the owners who train them to be aggressive. IMHO...

16 posted on 05/10/2013 3:24:33 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: BenLurkin

You need to charge the owner; not the dogs and put strict restrictions on breeding. That’s where the problem is. Not all pit bulls are dangerous.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BenLurkin
Not a flame, merely a response as to who should be punished.
18 posted on 05/10/2013 3:44:32 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: JoeFromCA

I euthanized a dangerous one myself with a 45 (1911)

The Breed of Peace.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 4:00:30 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Uncle Chip

>>Dogs don’t survive in the upper desert very long living outside without food and housing assistance. <<

Chip, coyotes and jackrabbits seem to do just fine. What’s with the “food and housing assistance’? They’re not f’ing illegals!


20 posted on 05/10/2013 4:03:19 PM PDT by B4Ranch (http://www.theycometoamerica.com/)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t have a dog in this fight, so to speak because I had had a couple rescue pits 20-25 years ago. Good friendly dogs but they could get a little worked up and rough when wrestling with them.

I firmly believe that the breed of the dog brings with it certain characteristics.

I have a very large (110 lb) 6 year old yellow lab. From a long line of non-working labs (I prefer elk and deer to ducks). I never taught him to retrieve. From day one if I tossed it, he would bring it. All he wants to do is retrieve (and dig holes and each trees). He will play fetch until he drops.

I have a St. Bernard. She follows my kids whenever they go outside and sits with them. She does not play, She just watches them. If someone comes up to the house, she gets between my boys and the visitor. She actually leans into my boys and pushes them back. She will beg to go outside just to sit in the snow for an hour or two.

I also have a very old collie/sheperd mix. He’ll play “fetch” for a few minutes but gets bored. What he does do is herd us, the other dogs and goats. I never taught him to herd the goats. He just does it.

We also have weird little terrier mix. He’s small, fearless and kills every shrew or mouse he can sniff out and dig up. It’s what they do.

All four of my dogs have the natural, noted temperment and traits of their respective breeds. Animal temperment is not something that is made up.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 4:05:26 PM PDT by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of Reynolds Aluminum Products- Extra-cranial RF Suppression Division)
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To: Ribeye

Just makes sure you don’t say anything like that about human beings. LOL


22 posted on 05/10/2013 4:09:09 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: BenLurkin

Jogging.....
...bad for your health....

I walk....so my Sig doesn’t bounce....


23 posted on 05/10/2013 4:13:09 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: B4Ranch

Coyotes and jackrabbits are indigenous to the antelope valley. Pitbulls are not.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 4:24:19 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin

38 U.S. fatal dog attacks occurred in 2012. Pit bulls contributed to 61% (23) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up less than 5% of the total U.S. dog population.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 4:59:02 PM PDT by Knurd Rebos
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To: Uncle Chip

True story: I saw a pit bull get hit by a car, do a few somersaults, get up, bark at the car and run off.

Seeing any animal get run over is horrifying, for me, but this dang dog was possessed! He** hound is all I could think!


26 posted on 05/10/2013 6:06:58 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

There is a reason why they are the dog of choice in the inner city but seldom found in the burbs.

They are crime deterrents in the inner city but law suits waiting to happen in the burbs.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 6:16:03 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin
Never mind pit bulls.

When are they going to do something about dachshunds?


28 posted on 05/10/2013 6:19:41 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: South40

Poor op Chet..

He was right.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 6:24:08 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Ribeye

Retrievers fetch. Shepherds herd. Mastiffs guard. Toys play. Pit Bulls fight and kill.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 6:28:19 PM PDT 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: BenLurkin

http://tribktla.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/pamela-marie-devitt.jpg

Sheriff’s deputies carried eight dogs, six of them pit bulls, out of a house in the 37700 block of 115th Street in Littlerock around 5:30 p.m., authorities said.

Four people, two men and two women, were detained at the house by deputies.

The Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control responded to the call of a fatal pit bull attack around 9:30 a.m.

Pamela Marie Devitt, 63

The victim was identified by the L.A. County Coroner’s Office as Pamela Marie Devitt, 63, of Littlerock.

She was out for her morning walk on Avenue 5, between 110th Street East and 113th Street East, when she was attacked, authorities said.

Devitt died while being transported by ambulance to an area hospital.

A woman driving by saw a pack of dogs attacking the victim on the ground, said Lt. John Corina, of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

“She sees a group of dogs and it looks like they’re attacking something,” Corina said. “As she gets closer, she sees it’s a woman face down on the ground.”

The woman honked her horn to try to scare the dogs away, but they turned and attacked her car, biting at the tires, Corina said.

http://ktla.com/2013/05/10/jogger-killed-by-pit-bulls-in-littlerock/


31 posted on 05/10/2013 6:32:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: All

Op- ‘ol


32 posted on 05/10/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: JoeFromCA

I agree. The Pit Bull breed is basically a dangerous pest. They have as much redeeming value as disease-carrying mosquitoes, fleas, intestinal worms, snake-heads, etc. Wipe the breed out.

And Pit bull owners are invariably ghetto/white-trash losers compensating for their shortcomings with a “macho” dog.

Garbage breed. Garbage owners.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 6:35:58 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Ribeye
Well stated. I have JRT’s and they will hunt small critters until they drop. Rabbits, squirrels, rats and lizards, anything that will run from them, they will chase after it.
34 posted on 05/10/2013 6:36:15 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: DBrow

I’m a walker; not a jogger. And CCW one of two 5” Kimber .45cal ACPs, w/ 230gr HPs. Had to shoot a rabid raccoon once, but not any dogs, so far.


35 posted on 05/31/2013 11:46:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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