Thursday, October 9, 2008

Media Mis Reports

Police: 2 Pit Bulls Attack 8-Year-Old, Grandmother
Two Attacked by Pit Bull This Afternoon South of Forney
Pit bulls maul child, woman in Mesquite

http://www.khou.com/news/state/stories/khou081007_jj_dog_mauling.ec277acb.html <--- This video labels it a pit bull attack. The reporter talks about trying to find the loose "pit bulls". The original report goes like this: Girl is riding on bicycle when three dogs, two pit bulls and a mixed breed border collie came out of nowhere and attacked the girl, causing enough harm to require the child be flown to the hospital. When the grandmother of the victim came out, she was attacked as well. A passer-by was able to get the dogs away from the two. According to several reports, the dogs "left the scene of the crime" (seriously, one report says that).

The actual story is as such:

Girl is on her bike IN the same backyard as the three dogs owned by her grandmother. She is alone with them when, at some point, the dogs attack the child. Grandmother hears the attack and goes out to help and dogs redirect on to her. Dogs manage to escape and run away after being beaten off by a passer-by. Dogs are captured by animal control easily when they come back to the house.

The dogs? One pointer. One large mixed breed. And one mixed breed pit bull.

Fascinating, really.

1 comment:

Chad said...

It's such B.S. I found a report (one of many) that purported two Pit Bulls attacked and nearly killed a city work in Arizona. The dogs...two American Bulldogs