Skip to comments.SoCal man gets 8 years for pit bull attack during theft
Posted on 03/29/2008 3:40:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for having his pit bull maul a man who tried to recover a stolen bicycle.
Fermin Monterroso blinked away tears Friday in a Rancho Cucamonga courtroom after pleading guilty to robbery and agreeing to give up his dog, Trouble. The pit bull will be destroyed.
Prosecutors said Monterroso, 19, and a friend stole a bicycle from a man in Ontario last July. The man went home and told his roommate, Jeffrey Cross, who confronted the thieves a couple of blocks away.
Police said Monterroso unleashed Trouble and told the dog to sic Cross. The dog tore the man's arm and the gash took 33 stitches to close.
Monterroso's friend pleaded guilty to robbery last month and got a 2-year prison sentence
So am I. Tears of joy.
The poor dog was merely obeying the orders of his master, yet will be put down.
Looks like there's a typo in the story. Shouldn't that be 'Vermin Monterroso'
This POS will probably just get a bunch of tattoos in the pen and get out to murder someone next time.
Your Honor, why does the dog get the capital punishment the owner deserves?
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