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Woman Stabs to Death Two Attacking Pit Bulls
http://www.nbcnews.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Jason Kandel and Tony Shin

Posted on 05/25/2014 9:35:30 AM PDT by BBell

A woman used a filet knife to kill two pit bulls that got out of a yard while she was walking her dogs in a Southern California desert city.

Debbie Duran and a friend were walking her three German shepherds on Wednesday in Apple Valley when she said a pit bull charged them and began attacking her friend and her dog, Jodie. Another pit bull ran up seconds later.

"They had one thing in mind and that was to possibly kill me, to definitely kill my dogs," Duran said, adding that she carries the knife for protection.

But Kathy Suggs, the owner of the pit bulls, said Duran didn't have to kill her year-old dogs, Angel and JoJo.

"She's just here stabbing like a wild, mad lady," Suggs said. "I can't even reach in to get the dog because she's swinging the knife."

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: chet99; doggieping; pitbull; pitbulls
Video at link.

Something tells me Debbie has that Neanderthal Berserker gene in her.

1 posted on 05/25/2014 9:35:30 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

This is even better than “MAN BITES DOG”


2 posted on 05/25/2014 9:39:16 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: BBell

I would have done the Same thing. I would not have taken chances with the Pit Bulls.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 9:40:28 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: BBell

Good for her. Nicely done, madam. Protect your own as required, as you can, and she did.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 9:41:38 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: BBell
If your dogs get loose, well, things happen. People are 100% entitled to defend themselves.

The flip side: if your dog in on your property, in a fenced yard, and the police walk up and shoot it, then they are 100% wrong.

5 posted on 05/25/2014 9:42:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: chicagolady

If my neighbor brought one in, I’d make it a point to destroy it.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 9:43:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: BBell

Self-defense is always ok.

If the pit bull owner was in control of her dogs and kept them from starting the attack, all would have been peaceful.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: BBell
But Kathy Suggs, the owner of the pit bulls, said Duran didn't have to kill her year-old dogs, Angel and JoJo.

No...no..., there was no need to kill them. She could have simply allowed herself to be torn to shreds.

I am thinking there is a little more history than this story is telling us.

It seems most people who go out to walk there dogs don't think to take along their fillet knife with them.

8 posted on 05/25/2014 9:52:04 AM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: BBell
" the owner of the pit bulls, said Duran didn't have to kill her year-old dogs,...yeah I did ! ....

As a long time owner of a big dog, if you can't control your dog then you shouldn't have a dog.

9 posted on 05/25/2014 9:53:49 AM PDT by virgil283 (That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.)
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To: BBell

Happy ending.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 9:56:03 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: BBell

Plucky Babe. I’ve never tried stabbing two pit bulls but it sounds like fast, close in work.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 9:56:51 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: BBell

Gentlemen, suggest no one make Debbie mad.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ryan71

She is being promoted to Police Chief in the very near future


13 posted on 05/25/2014 9:57:24 AM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: BBell



14 posted on 05/25/2014 10:01:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: seowulf

“It seems most people who go out to walk there dogs don’t think to take along their fillet knife with them.”
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I like to carry my “walking stick”, I cut it myself from a Dogwood tree. Quite the appropriate wood wouldn’t you say?


15 posted on 05/25/2014 10:02:45 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: seowulf

I do. Always go armed.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 10:04:29 AM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: RipSawyer

“I like to carry my “walking stick”, I cut it myself from a Dogwood tree. Quite the appropriate wood wouldn’t you say?”

Walking sticks are good, but “Bang Sticks” are better.

;-)


17 posted on 05/25/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: BBell

Suggs has some attitude.

“”Suggs acknowledged that her pit bulls got loose through an open garage, but she believes Duran overreacted.

“This lady was walking around, I think, with the intent to kill the dog,” Suggs said. “Who walks around with a butcher knife? We all walk our dogs around here.”


18 posted on 05/25/2014 10:17:01 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: seowulf

There was probably a prior history of those same dogs being allowed to run loose and charge her dogs during their walk. This time, the Lady said, I’ll be ready.
I’ll remember that figure eight technique that worked for her. As much as I don’t want to hurt animals, I won’t just stand there for the chewing and the chomping.


19 posted on 05/25/2014 10:17:17 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: BBell

As a ‘Berzerker gene’ carrier myself, I celebrate her courage and good common sense.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 10:23:32 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: BBell
Cell phone pic.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: BBell
adding that she carries the [filet] knife for protection

I'm betting "Lorena" for her middle name.

22 posted on 05/25/2014 10:38:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: seowulf

“It seems most people who go out to walk there dogs don’t think to take along their fillet knife with them.”

My grandmother, who had grown up on a farm in Ireland but lived in Queens when I knew her, would ALWAYS take a cane when I was little and we went out for a walk.

She didn’t need it to walk, she always said it was “in case we meet a friendly dog”.

I never got a chance to find out what she actually meant by that.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 10:39:29 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: onona
I do. Always go armed.

I do too, although not usually with kitchen utensils.

I do have to admit the filet knife seemed to be pretty effective though.

24 posted on 05/25/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: BBell

If you can reach an uninvited pit bull with a knife, it’s fair game. Good job, lady.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 10:44:39 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: jocon307

My uncle used to ride his bicycle from his house to ours everyday and he always carried a fetching stick.

It seems that dogs don’t like to have vine maple clubs shoved down their throats.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 10:50:04 AM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: Bratch

Irish McKenna!


27 posted on 05/25/2014 10:50:08 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: BBell
Methinks that Mz Debbie - when she says NO as you are 'manhandling' her - REALLY means no.

Sounds like a real fun girl

...Quite the 'cutup'.

28 posted on 05/25/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: ansel12

Now that is quality blaming the victim... well done!


29 posted on 05/25/2014 10:58:54 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: xrmusn

Yeah, those dogs certainly got the point - leave Debbie (and her little dog)alone!


30 posted on 05/25/2014 11:05:46 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority everac)
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To: lee martell

Bingo!


31 posted on 05/25/2014 11:07:05 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: BBell
"She's just here stabbing like a wild, mad lady," Suggs said. "I can't even reach in to get the dog because she's swinging the knife."

LOL - I love the illogic of that statement. Hey Idiot - if you can't reach in to grab your dogs, OBVIOUSLY YOUR DOGS ARE TOO CLOSE!!
32 posted on 05/25/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT by time4good
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To: atc23

I would love to see what her replacement dogs are? More pitbulls? Hope she gets sued, sued, and oh, sued again.


33 posted on 05/25/2014 11:10:38 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: BBell

Sorry, but i have some uh, biases that push me toward Debbie’s side. The stereotype situations are all there.


34 posted on 05/25/2014 11:15:26 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: BBell

I walk around with an aluminum bat for that reason. I am an owner of a typically banned breed, and I say, if the dog gets loose and comes at ya, shoot it.


35 posted on 05/25/2014 11:17:00 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: F15Eagle

Don’t ask her on a straight tequila night.


36 posted on 05/25/2014 11:33:24 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: BBell

Kathy Suggs needs to have criminal charges and a fat law suit filed on her.


37 posted on 05/25/2014 11:44:51 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: seowulf

Some women are carrying knives 24/7.

You just are not aware of it because they’re not being featured in a news story involving their knives.

:)


38 posted on 05/25/2014 11:47:50 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: GladesGuru
"Walking sticks are good, but “Bang Sticks” are better."

You have boom-boom stick?


39 posted on 05/25/2014 11:51:33 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Pachebel --- The original one-hit wonder.)
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To: seowulf

“It seems most people who go out to walk there dogs don’t think to take along their fillet knife with them.”

They would if the area has had mountain lion sightings, as has Apple Valley, CA. She’d be a fool NOT to carry a knife or gun when walking her dogs. It likely wasn’t meant for the pit bulls, but came in handy once they attacked. Pit bulls are no less deadly than mountain lions that typically avoid people, only animal prey. Perhaps the pits are more deadly,


40 posted on 05/25/2014 11:57:23 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: RipSawyer

I wonder how many people will actually understand your reference to the “dogwood” tree...


41 posted on 05/25/2014 12:07:31 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: BBell

I have read countless pit bull attack stories where the owner says that their dogs “got out.” I’ve watched videos of pits hunting the streets in packs because they “got out.” Pits get out of animal enclosures, muzzles (video of that - dog just wiped the muzzle off its face), leashes, THROUGH locked screen doors etc. When they want to go hunting or have someone specific to attack they can ALWAYS get out. So, perhaps this lady carries a knife because the pits have “gotten out” before and she wisely understood just what it would take to stop a pit attack. I’ve read of people hitting pits with tire irons, baseball bats etc. so the owner really didn’t stand a chance of stopping the attack and there are many bloody stories of pits transferring their attack to owners or others who try to intercede. Your dogs are safer if they are kept inside where they can’t get hit by cars or people defending themselves.


42 posted on 05/25/2014 12:09:53 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: seowulf
It seems most people who go out to walk there dogs don't think to take along their fillet knife with them.

I think it is more a matter of preference. While I am a firm believer in Gibb's Rule Number 9, a filleting knife seems a bit flimsy for self-defense.

I prefer something more along the lines of a double-edged 4-inch to 6-inch model for ease of use and comfortable carry.

Fast draw, lots of leverage in use, and relatively quiet in action. Easily carried on a belt and protected from dust and moisture by even a light windbreaker when worn properly.

43 posted on 05/25/2014 12:22:37 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: BBell

I never read these pit bull stories but finally one comes along with the kind of headline I couldn’t resist.

Here’s a lady who could make a fine living as a highly paid dog walker-slash-bodyguard for sure...


44 posted on 05/25/2014 12:33:32 PM PDT by Geronimo
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To: BlueLancer

You have boom-boom stick?

I’m an American.

;-)


45 posted on 05/25/2014 12:52:48 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: EDINVA
They would if the area has had mountain lion sightings, as has Apple Valley, CA. She’d be a fool NOT to carry a knife or gun when walking her dogs.

I would hate to go against a mountain lion with a knife, although it has been done before (successfully even).

I remember a few years back a logger on Vancouver Island walking down a logging road was jumped by a cougar and he was able to turn on it and kill it with his pocket knife. Wow!

I would even hate to go against a couple of pitbulls with a knife.

Like Rumsfeld said, "You go to war with what you've got," but the more substantial the better.

I always carry a knife especially when I'm going where I can't carry a gun, and if I go where I can carry neither, I feel downright naked.

46 posted on 05/25/2014 5:21:09 PM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: Salamander
Some women are carrying knives 24/7.

Hey, a knife is a whole lot better than getting your fingernails all torn up and skin and hair in your teeth.

I encourage them wholeheartedly when nothing better is available.

47 posted on 05/25/2014 5:27:22 PM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: seowulf

Maybe this woman used to work in one of those Japanese steak houses where they really know how to use knives. She obviously got a helluva job done! Probably helps to know where the critical veins are. I’d hit fat or flesh only.


48 posted on 05/25/2014 6:16:12 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: seowulf

Yep.

:)

[big knives]


49 posted on 05/25/2014 8:20:22 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: ansel12
Perhaps Duran lured the dogs out /sarc

if you got a dangerous dog muzzle them unless they are securely tied

50 posted on 07/24/2014 5:38:36 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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