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Cops: 'Vicious' pit bull attacks owner, kin in Town of Wallkill
Copyright 2014 Local Media Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | Published: 2:00 AM - 07/23/14 | By Richard J. Bayne

Posted on 07/23/2014 7:17:37 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Edited on 07/23/2014 10:52:19 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

TOWN OF WALLKILL Darren Gardner said it happened suddenly late Sunday afternoon: He heard a yelp and saw his 3-year-old pit bull, Supreme, with his mouth around his granddaughter's face.

Gardner said he managed to get the dog off the girl; he ordered the animal onto the floor, but, he said, the dog had "snapped," and what followed was a series of vicious attacks that left Gardner with wounds to both forearms and his left leg as he put himself between the dog and his wife and granddaughter, then lured the dog out into a hallway.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: attack; chet99; pitbull; wallkill
Another "friendly" pit bull that snapped and attacked someone. When will people learn this is like having a "friendly" tiger or grizzly bear as a pet?
1 posted on 07/23/2014 7:17:37 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The entire breed should be destroyed. Banished from the earth forever...................


2 posted on 07/23/2014 7:19:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Absolutely, Wild animals. Every week it seems reports come out of attacks from these dogs.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 7:27:15 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

There is something primal just under the surface that goes off even in the most “friendly” of this breed.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 7:29:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Chet 99

Chet99 memorial ping.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 7:31:08 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Chet99 memorial ping.

No kidding.
6 posted on 07/23/2014 7:38:30 AM PDT by Company Man (Don't call them liberals)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Well, Supreme never did this before!

Isn't that what they always say?

7 posted on 07/23/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: donozark

I thought it was:
He loved music and was just about to turn his life around. Going to go back to school and get his GED.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 7:46:49 AM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

We’ll hear from pit bull deniers shortly.... Guaranteed.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 7:51:32 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Yeah so here I am and my pit bull who was raised properly would do nothing more to you than lick your face.

But that would probably be more action than you have had in ages.

Punish the deed, not the breed.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 7:58:12 AM PDT by Finatic (Sometimes I think it would be nice to just get it on and get it over with. Once and for all.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Important part of the story:

The dog died after what Wallkill police Chief Robert Hertman described as "an intense struggle" as officers worked to restrain the animal.

"We don't know conclusively why the dog died," Hertman said. Tests are underway and a local veterinarian, Dr. Paul Johnson, has sent samples to a lab to determine if the dog had rabies.

Let's not act like liberals and only tell part of the story.

11 posted on 07/23/2014 7:58:41 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Red Badger

I do my part. I carry a suppressed camp carbine in the truck for killing pits that are loose in the county. I get 2-3 a year. I get about 10 coyotes too.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 8:03:18 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: DCBryan1
I get about 10 coyotes too.

Four legged or two legged?......................

13 posted on 07/23/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Finatic

Good luck with that.

Maybe you’d like to also properly raise a tiger?


14 posted on 07/23/2014 8:12:08 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: Finatic
Yeah so here I am and my pit bull who was raised properly would do nothing more to you than lick your face.

Pretty much what every one of the owners in these stories says.

15 posted on 07/23/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Last week I returned from doing some errands. A neighbor two houses down was getting ready to mow his lawn. I noticed that his Pit Bull was out in his yard with him.

I exited my vehicle and walked over to check the mail box. I felt something brush against my crotch.

I looked down and it was the neighbors dog. He'd snuck over while I had walked over to the mailbox.

I jumped back and yelled, "Hey pup !"

I don't know which one of us was surprised the most, me or him. Poor dog took off running back to his yard..

If he'd been vicious, I'd have been in a world of hurt.

16 posted on 07/23/2014 8:12:44 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The owners clearly trusted the dog, letting the girl rub his belly. They had it from when it was a pup. They do not appear to be gangbangers. So tell is again it is the owner, not the breed. These dogs always seem to go for the face/head of the child. If the dog is worth more to the owner than the kid, don’t have it near the kid. Ever.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 8:14:42 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Finatic

People should never buy a pit bull from a backyard breeder because they could be buying a ticking time bomb. If I ever bought this breed I would only buy from a reputable breeder where I could see both parents. My friend has been doing this for 30 years and he always has good tempered dogs. There would be far fewer attacks if there wasn’t so many lowlifes breeding and owning these dogs.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The owner said he got the dog to let go of the childs face. I wish I knew how he managed to do that. My 2 male Jack Russels get into a fight occasionally. they are small dogs and they latch onto each other faces. I can not pry their mouths apart. The only thing I can do is drag the 2 out side and with the water hose, I fill up their mouths and noses full of water until they let go.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 8:32:18 AM PDT by Ditter
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"He (Supreme) was being loved," Gardner said. "But then he went from love to hate."

Add this one to the pathetic list of sappy phrases that PB owners say in the bloody aftermath of an attack.

At some point there needs to be a consequence, such as 30 days in the hole, for when your lovable PB gnaws some poor kids face off.

20 posted on 07/23/2014 8:34:55 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: peeps36
There would be far fewer attacks if there wasn’t so many lowlifes breeding and owning these dogs.

Add this to the list. Lets just say its too late - this breed has been compromised genetically with a Time Bomb gene. An insurance policy to own one and mandatory 30 day jail time if your precious mauls a child.

21 posted on 07/23/2014 8:38:00 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Ive seen the statistics. I don't think PB's are any more prone to attack people than any other breed, speaking strictly from a genetics standpoint. Their training/handling also has a lot to do with slightly elevated numbers.

The real problem with these dogs is that they don't really attack people a lot more often than other breeds... but when they do, the consequences are much greater. A Jack Russl may bite the hell out of you, but a PB will do a lot more damage on average and have a much greater chance of killing you. I think this is why we hear about it so often.

I'm not a PB apologist and I'd never own one of the damned things. In fact, I think if you dog bites someone, it should be a mandatory year in the stoney-lonesome. I'm just trying to look at it logically... and that leads me to believe these animals are too dangerous to be kept as pets.

22 posted on 07/23/2014 9:30:47 AM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

has sent samples to a lab to determine if the dog had rabies.

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Well isn’t this a conflict of interest? Having one breed of dog determine the illness of another breed.

The lab will proclaim the pitbull guilty.

More food for the lab.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 9:41:26 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

There are some elements in this that are unusual. Were I involved with this, I would get that rabies test done as a very high priority. And if it’s not rabies, that dog should be autopsied from stem to stern, especially its brain.

Primary brain tumors seen in dogs include meningioma, glioma, choroid plexus papilloma, pituitary adenoma or adenocarcinoma, and others.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 9:46:50 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Ditter

>>The owner said he got the dog to let go of the childs face. I wish I knew how he managed to do that. <<

Use your thumbs and put pressure on their eye balls. No animal or human can tolerate strong pressure on the eyes.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 9:54:53 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Let's not act like liberals and only tell part of the story.

Agreed -- According to the article, Gardner said that his dog had had all his shots.

26 posted on 07/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: B4Ranch

Interesting. One of those JRT’s has had to have his eyeballs removed the other one is a certified therapy dog and I would hesitate to damage his eyeballs. I will stick to the water treatment.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 10:02:08 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

My 18 y.o. daughter volunteers at the county animal shelter and at least half the dogs there are pits or part pit. It is a VERY common breed here in Alabama.

I sometimes help her out by running the pits in the yard and playing with them. They are all happy dogs and friendly.

The whole article is to me VERY unusual dog behavior, even for a pit bull.

I don’t hate/love the breed, but if we killed all the pit bulls as a matter of course, we’d wipe out a huge percentage of dogs down here, where any dog attack is still a rare thing, given the numbers of people and dogs.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 10:12:13 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Labyrinthos
They wouldn't be testing it if they didn't suspect something. Also the dog dropped dead from unknown causes.

The thing that stood out for me in the article was the police didn't shoot it. They had a catch pole etc. Other places just shoot.

29 posted on 07/23/2014 10:13:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW
They wouldn't be testing it if they didn't suspect something. Also the dog dropped dead from unknown causes. The thing that stood out for me in the article was the police didn't shoot it. They had a catch pole etc. Other places just shoot

From the article: "Police eventually had to use a Taser, a ballistic shield and a catch pole to restrain the dog. I'm willing to bet that the dog dropped dead from sudden cardiac arrest as a result of being zapped by the Taser.

I suspect that the police didn't shoot because the incident occurred indoors in a multifamily residence where the risk of collateral damage was too great.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 10:37:02 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos

I wondered about the effects of the taser too. Hopefully they’ll follow up on the story.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 10:46:06 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Pit bull owners are criminal scum.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I assume it’s because the hysteria surrounding pits is unfounded. It’s more indicative of mass psychogenic illness than anything else. There ARE facts regarding this, and they are as follows:

1) Visual identification for dogs does not work and is in fact significantly worse than random chance (83% inaccurate according to studies).

2) APBTs and ASTs are better than average in terms of temperament.

3) There is a significant statistical correlation with psychotic and violent tendencies of owners and violent actions of their dogs (it IS actually the owner and not the dog).

4) Pits are no more likely to be aggressive than any other breed.

Please resume your regularly scheduled hysteria. Make sure you tell us all about the other epidemics in the United States as well.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 12:01:37 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Finatic

Stating the obvious makes you a genius? Liontamers regularly allow their feline friends to lick their face. Shouldn’t they also be allowed to enter the public square and mingle with the children? Keep your dog. Just be prepared to go to jail for a long time if it rips the face off of an innocent toddler. And if that happens, PRAY that the toddler doesn’t belong to me.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Company Man

Chet was right. Hope you’re well, Chet- wherever you are.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 1:52:30 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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