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'Like a chainsaw going wild': Tucson man recounts vicious pit bull attack (Tuscon, Dogs of Peace)
jrn.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Marcelino Benito

Posted on 01/03/2014 5:45:29 PM PST by ransomnote

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Blood dripped down the cabinets.

"They were within a minute of killing me," said John Bakker.

But the bloodshed was not caused by people.

"It was like trying to grab a chainsaw that was going wild,"said Bakker.

This was caused by pit bulls. Two to be exact, that viciously ripped into Bakker, as he took out his recycling Thursday afternoon. His next door neighbor had left his back gate open. Two pit bulls were out of control.

"I could see this arm right here was all torn up," said Bakker. "The flap of skull was down where I could see it in my eye."

A neighbor driving by managed to distract the dogs. Just enough time for Bakker to find refuge. Speckles of red inside the home lead to pools of blood in the kitchen.

"I was going to wash some of the blood away," said Bakker. "There was just too much, and I couldn't do that."

The injuries were severe. Bakker was losing blood and lots of it. The dogs bit into his head, ripped off his bicep down to the bone and tore through his fingers. His wife couldn't believe it.

"I kept thinking, I hope he's alive when I get there," said E.J Bakker.

Paramedics rushed John to the hospital, but the dogs were still on the loose. A neighbor called 911. TPD found the dogs in an alley. The pit bulls charged. The officer opened fire killing them.

"It really is a nightmare," said E.J. "I still can't believe it happened."

John tells 9OYS he feels lucky to be alive. His feelings for pit bulls forever changed.

"They're doing what comes natural," said John. "And that's what they were doing, a sneak attack and trying to kill me."

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: attack; dog; doggieping; dogofpeace; dogping; dogsofpeace; pbt; pitbull; pitbulls; pitbullterrier
I watched the video at the link WARNING pools of blood in the kitchen...

The pit bull's owner faces misdemeanor charges: 2 counts of no dog license, 2 counts of no proof of vaccination and 2 counts of biting animal

Really hard to believe ripping his scalp down over one eye, "ripping the bicep off down to the bone" and almost killing him (if the dogs hadn't been distracted by a neighbor) results in misdemeanor charges. I am glad OTHER areas are beginning to bring heftier charges against people whose dogs do this kind of mayhem.

1 posted on 01/03/2014 5:45:29 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

He will definitely be able to file civil suit.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 5:51:30 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ransomnote

Must be a bit like what the North Korean Dear Leader’s uncle went through a few weeks ago.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 5:51:30 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: ransomnote

I am a dog lover and I don’t give a rats-behind what pit-bull lovers tell me. These dogs can and will snap at any second. I’ve seen it.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 5:56:33 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: ransomnote
I live in a really nice small town neighborhood. But the old lady across the street died and left the house to her granddaughter and her ex-con husband who have a pit bull chained in the backyard.

I always scan the horizon before going into the yard now and always carry (at least a 9mm Glock).

I have reported it to Animal Control but they say there is nothing they can do until there is a first bite.

I have cats. It will be tit for cat.;-)

For every dead cat...one chained up neighbor. I wouldn't dream of killing them.

That's too quick.

And BTW, for those of you who know me to be a devout Christian. Please help me before I...;-)

I have turned my other cheek 3 times so far.

This dog has chased my neighbor's kids such that they moved. He confronted me at my mail box (and I informed the owners), and he has chased another neighbor back to his house.

5 posted on 01/03/2014 5:58:35 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: ransomnote

There is no possible excuse for keeping pit bulls in an urban or suburban area.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 5:58:51 PM PST by varmintman
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To: ransomnote

There is no possible excuse for keeping pit bulls in an urban or suburban area.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 5:59:08 PM PST by varmintman
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To: ransomnote

The problem is that they’re terriers. My Jack Russell is just as vicious as any pit bull when the kill instinct kicks in but he only weighs 10 or 12 lbs.

We had a serious 2 round fight in the living room last night between the Jack Russell and the Corgi mix and he was going for the kill.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 6:01:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ransomnote

Dogs of Peace) GOTTA LOVE IT!


9 posted on 01/03/2014 6:05:28 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: ransomnote

i would shoot the g-damn neighbor until the gun wouldn’t cycle.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 6:14:59 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ransomnote

Could have been worse; there could have been 120 of them.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 6:18:45 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: ransomnote

But these were good dogs, with promising rap careers.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 6:32:49 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: ransomnote

Dog of peace ping


13 posted on 01/03/2014 6:34:25 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Gamecock
"It was like trying to grab a chainsaw that was going wild,"

Well, that's the problem right there. Grabbing a chainsaw going wild is pretty dumb.

14 posted on 01/03/2014 6:35:59 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: ransomnote

IBTPBL
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In Before The Pit Bull Lovers


15 posted on 01/03/2014 6:52:18 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: ransomnote

Pitbull attacks animal control officer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBSUSF0qBJ8


16 posted on 01/03/2014 7:00:10 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ransomnote

I weigh 220lbs, any dog weighing less than that is going down. When it gets tough, be the apex predator.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 7:49:37 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: gura

Push comes to shove, feed it your forearm then unscrew its neck like a mason jar. Been there done that. Dang glad I was wearing layers.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 8:15:34 PM PST by theneanderthal
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To: cripplecreek; vpintheak

I didn’t know they are terriers, but you’ve hit the nail on the head. They problem isn’t that a Pit Bull can snap. Chihuahuas can snap and draw blood - seen it happen. Also I’ve had some nasty bites breaking up fights between 10 lb mutts.

The problem with a Pit Bull, Presa Canario or like breeds, if you don’t have a gun on your hip there is no way to stop them before they maim or kill people.


19 posted on 01/03/2014 8:31:50 PM PST by expat1000
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To: gura
I weigh 220lbs, any dog weighing less than that is going down. When it gets tough, be the apex predator.

A pit bull would have no fear of you, even as big as you are. Your strategy is probably the best, though. I don't doubt you'd win against one pit bull, but you would incur some damage.

20 posted on 01/03/2014 9:10:46 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, cc, even JRT’s can be vicious. We’ve talked about our admiration for the Jack’s before. My puddin just turned 10 and he’s not too mini anymore. He’s fat!

What do you do for exercise when it’s -teens to -twenties air temp for days on end? My little guys feet can’t take it and he stands up like a gopher after about one minute. He won’t go for a walk. I’ve played too many games of fetch the toys I can’t stand it.

We all have cabin fever, but this to shall pass.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 9:53:17 PM PST by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: ransomnote

I can’t stand damned pit bulls . They are really popular with all the meathead locals around here , oddly resembling one another . I carry a metal softball bat in my car just in case one of them tries to jump my dog . I will beat the damned pit to death in about 2 or 3 strikes if I have to .


22 posted on 01/03/2014 10:14:40 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: ransomnote
I ran into a pit bull the other day when I left my yard to get into my car. It was only a 6 to 8 month old dog. Still a puppy, but a good sized puppy. I yelled at it when it tried to go up the steps into my yard and it turned around and ran away.

Smart dog.

23 posted on 01/03/2014 10:40:18 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: metalurgist

Supposedly the aggression starts at a hormonal shift at the year and a quarter to year and a half mark. That’s when the family becomes shocked that little “Snook’ems” is starting to scare them.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 12:43:53 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: LeoWindhorse

You’re the first person I’ve posted with who has a strategy together. Good plan. I watch that video on youtube where we see the dog running from far away and we watch him cross the intersection and we watch him run fast up to a child walking with her grandmother and then you watch him attack the child viciously and I imagine if that’s what was really happening in other pit shooting stories when people say “my dog was wagging its tail when it ran up to that person who shot him! He never hurt the person and the person shot him!” I’ve seen videos of pits running up to someone to attack them, all the while wagging their tail. Are you supposed to let them open your femoral artery to prove their intent before you try to defend yourself because stopping the dog before it slashes you open is “unfair.”


25 posted on 01/04/2014 12:48:04 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: RoosterRedux

Enjoyed your post.

Wow. But there has to be an actual bloody attack before anyone can do anything!


26 posted on 01/04/2014 12:49:22 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: MeshugeMikey

There’s a FReeper around here who coined that and they always get the little trademark symbol next to it but I don’t know how! :(


27 posted on 01/04/2014 12:51:36 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: gura

I weigh 220lbs, any dog weighing less than that is going down. When it gets tough, be the apex predator.

17 posted on Friday, January 03, 2014 7:49:37 PM by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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I like your style. Love the tagline, too. However, a 40lb pit has been known to kill a horse. Early bites to the legs are efficient in inducing blood loss and shock so that he weakens you a little before he goes true postal. I’ve seen a video where an instructor says you can’t afford ANY bites to the leg - you bleed to much and become a little slower or shocky before you realize it. One woman kept a baby on her hip out of harms way so her two pits coordinated an attack on her thigh to pull her to the ground and then start working on the baby. They’ve also been known to attack faces and detach the lower jaw of children so there is some strategy behind disabling their victim with shock and awe before attempting to kill/eat.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 12:56:19 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: vpintheak
I am a dog lover and I don’t give a rats-behind what pit-bull lovers tell me. These dogs can and will snap at any second. I’ve seen it.

Yepper - dangerous animals no matter how sweet some may be for a whole life, or others for periods before they go carnivore on some kid or adult. A neighbor lady had one and she claimed it was just a big baby. It's gone now because it's "love nips" drew too much blood from too many people. Just sheer luck it didn't go for the gore...

29 posted on 01/04/2014 4:23:20 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

I’m way out in the sticks. I have a half pit half german sheperd male and a pit female. She’s been fixed to sorta curb the agression. Don’t come on my property without an invitation and my dogs are not a problem. I have always owned a big aggressive dog and always will. Not for everybody but a fact of life for me. Signs are posted, gates are closed, my phone number is on the gates.

I can’t imagine keeping these two dogs in an urban area. It would be a 24/7 battle to keep them from eating the neighbors.


30 posted on 01/04/2014 6:21:44 AM PST by theneanderthal
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To: ransomnote

buy a metal bat , carry it in your car , carry a softball along with it . That demonstrates the intent to ‘play ball’ not carry a weapon ....


31 posted on 01/04/2014 12:00:03 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: theneanderthal

Used to have a small female Doberman and a half Shepperd/half Chow mix. The Dobie was one of the sweet ones - would try to crawl in your lap so she could put her head on your shoulder and sigh. The Chow mix was a brute and did not play well with others. Very protective of his property, but also had a few tense moments with him as he tried to assert his alpha-ness.


32 posted on 01/05/2014 4:14:14 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Jeff Chandler

That’s a very astute comment. The pit bull owners will rip you apart verbally, in th exact same way they train their dogs to rip you up physically. The worst part is the haranguing you must endure from these hypocrites at how sweet-natured, docile and gentle they are. Sure. Whatever you say. Just keep them on their leash and get the hell away from me.


33 posted on 01/06/2014 6:09:07 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: mplsconservative
JRT’s . . . What do you do for exercise when it’s -teens to -twenties air temp for days on end?

Get it a Boston Terrier to play with, the kind with more terrier than bulldog in its bloodline. That kind will play chase me, keep-away and tug-of-war for hours on end.

34 posted on 01/06/2014 7:12:59 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I don’t think my little guy would take kindly to the addition of a Boston Terrier. Sounds like a fun dog, though. :)


35 posted on 01/06/2014 7:21:26 AM PST by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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