Skip to comments.Woman Stabs to Death Two Attacking Pit Bulls
Posted on 05/25/2014 1:16:57 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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.
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Then comes the predictable quote of the Pit Bull owner insisting her Pit Bulls (that attacked a person and a dog) were not a threat and that she can't understand why the woman being attacked did not back out of the way so she could try and stop her deadly Pit Bulls.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
“But they’re wonderful, friendly, gentle creatures.”
No....she could have executed a warning stab. No doubt the bloodthirsty crazed NKA (Nat’l Knife Ass’n) had something to do with conditioning her evil mind to stab anything that moved. Her friends’ shepherd was lucky to have escaped.
“She could’ve just cut off one leg.”
Where’s that cat when you really need it?
That had to be a hell of a knife fight....... Ms Duran did good.
...why the dogs just turned their lives around.
Speaking of which...
She’s in CA. I forgive her for carrying a Henckels instead of a Kimber. But Californians are short sighted.
“It’s the owner, not the dog, yada, yada, yada, yada.....”
A warning stab! She didn’t have a double bladed edge weapon.
Did the dogs have jobs and were going to school in the evenings or taking online courses?
Fatalities with knives are double those of guns.
From the article - “Who walks around with a butcher knife? We all walk our dogs around here.”
Indeed who does walk around with a butcher knife? I prefer to carry a gun.
Hope neither PB was wearing a hoodie...
> But Kathy Suggs, the owner of the pit bulls, said Duran didn’t have to kill her year-old dogs, Angel and JoJo.
Duran should have finished the job.
Not allowed to fire a gun in Los Angeles County. The gun would have done her no good.
Now I suppose the owner of the Pit Bulls have lawyers out ready for the wrongful death lawsuit.
“Did the dogs have jobs and were going to school in the evenings or taking online courses?”
No, but they were turning their lives around by becoming hip hoppers.
When walking in my non-leash law neighborhood, I carry a nice thick oak walking stick.
Kudos to the lady for have the guts to use her weapon, and the ability to make it effective.
I'm fully AGAINST anti-pit-bull suggestions... but these two did give up their right to cardio-respiration by attacking.
I applaud anyone with good knife skills.
Same results, BTW, should be achievable with properly trained bare hands (though a knife would certainly be preferred.)
Hopefully she will be more careful about keeping her dogs under control in the future.
No. But they were aspiring rappers.
This Suggs woman should keep her damn mouth shut and be grateful she’s not going to jail. Imagine if Miss/Mrs Duran did not have her knife and she and her companion had been mauled or worse. I swear these irresponsible people who own attack breeds like pits and rottweilers need to make sure their dogs are leashed or secure inside.
This is the area where last year a woman jogger was mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls — ripping her arm out of its socket and scalping her. I don’t blame this woman one bit for not messing around.
Probably the dogs were wearing Hoodies and the woman is a racist.
to quote Mark cuban,,”anytime I see a dog wearing a Hoodie, I cross over to the other side of the street!”
Gun laws in CA are ridiculous even if you have CC gun must be in the
trunk of your car ect.,ect., ect., next to impossible to get a CC in CA.
You REALLY have to know what you are doing to handle a large aversive dog bare handed. And have some serious strength. Few do.
A knife evens those odds quite a bit.
Agree w you BTW.
In 2011 8,583 murder victims in America were killed with guns, 1,694 with knives (or swords, axes, etc.).
Nothing in the article about a semi-automatic assault knife either.
see what happens when you outlaw pitbulls a concealed weapon permit? Hardly a fair fight, IMHO. /s
I read on another thread that that cat is going around just setting up dogs. That cat probably opened the gate and let the pit bulls out.
Gosh, they never did that before.
The problem is they believe they are just lovable pets. You nailed it. They are attack breeds.
Whats wrong with walking around with a knife? In this case it seemed to work quite well. And I personally think a knife would work better on an attacking dog than a gun. It would be easy to miss a small, fast dog with a gun.
“Its the owner, not the dog”
Should read “It should have been the owner, not the dog”
People use guns much more than knives to protect themselves.
Guns have about a 35% fatality rate when used whereas knives are about 70%.
There were 751,131 aggravated assaults in the US, broken down by percentage of type of weapon as follows (2011):
Cutting weapons: 19.1%
Blunt objects: 32.8%
Meanwhile, total murders in USA that year were 12,664.
Of that number 8,583 were committed by firearms, or 68%.
1,694 were committed using cutting weapons, or 13%.
It is entirely reasonable to assume that someone who sets out intending to commit murder is at least as likely to bring along a gun as a knife. It therefore seems reasonable to assume that if firearms and knives were equally deadly, much less knives twice as deadly, then the proportion of deaths by violence would be similar for the two classes of weapons, given that the number of aggravated assaults involving them is similar.
Yet, as you can easily see from the stats, the number of murders by firearm is 5.2x that for cutting instruments.
I agree there are problems with this analysis, but I think it comes about as close as any to figuring which type of weapon is deadlier. Being attacked with a gun is roughly 5x more likely to result in your death than being attacked with a knife.
Importantly, a good argument can be made that a serrated knife will inflict a far more traumatic, and harder to repair injury than a smooth blade; and because of its serrations is more likely to "grab" the surface thus insuring a cut, as well as cutting through multiple layers of fabric.
If it had been our neighborhood each PB would have received a .40 cal to the head.
german shepherd vs. pit bull,
not sure how that would work out. we had a golden retriever that bit the hell out of a shepherd a couple years back. and i don’t consider that breed at all tough.
i guess it depends on the dog and the training.
now that i think of it, we did have a couple hog hunting dogs, one a rott-lab cross that was a ferocious 125 pounder. nice to people but brutal on wild hogs.
thanks for that clarification. was wondering myself, although surprised the gun murder rte is low, it bought 15,000 people a year got shot. or is that just killed, not shot?
i’m sorry’if the dogs are attacking the owner’s lost control and if i am being attacked i’m not waiting for her to get control back, as i’m not a f@cking chew toy for your damn dogs.
Our German Shepherds should be able to stand off a Pit.My male Rottweiler would destroy a Pit in short order.Of course my model 19 would settle them down real quick.
Filet knife? A cut to the quick device..
I’d use a fire hydrant if I could break it loose
Not sure if they make holsters for them tho.
Hmm... I saw a Doberman open wide jaws like a Cobra and crush the head of German Shepperd... Same Dobberman would lose to a pit bull...
I guess there are huge Shepherds out there. good point.
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