Pitbull Attacks Pedestrian

Pitbull Attacks Pedestrian

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Since: Oct 12

Everett, MA

#1 Oct 3, 2012
Parents - Children - All Pedestrians
C A U T I O N - C A U T I O N - C A U T I O N

This past Monday afternoon, 10/1/2012, a delivery man was attacked and terribly bitten by a pitbull on School Street just opposite the new fountain.

Here is what happened. A man and woman were walking on the sidewalk past School Street Place passing the high-rise apartment building. This couple was yelling angrily about the cost of something having been $90 instead of $80. As they continued walking and yelling, the pitbull became quite agitated and not walking calmly with the owners and rearing on his hind legs. The man, let's just say his name is C-no, as in see no evil, tugged sharply a few times at the leash to get his dog under control. Apparently, that did not work.

The delivery man pedestrian with his cell phone and keys in his right hand and a small delivery bag in left began to pass the couple and the agitated pitbull. Then the dog struck the man seriously biting him on the hand and blood began to flow freely. The delivery man startled by the attack looked back and said to the owners, "I can't believe your (expletive) dog just bit me. Then he fell to the ground as his dog bite bled heavily.

The male owner then became very aggressive and said the delivery man had his hand out to his side as he passed. That was a lie. He had a small black delivery bag in his hand and it was at his side.

One of the wittnesses was with me and she jumped into action and gave the injured man some tissues to try to wrap around the bitten hand. The male dog owner again approached the victim now sitting on the sidewalk writhing in pain and began a very aggressive tone with him again after the victim said the dog owner should have had control of his animal. He backed off as a small group of people circled the victim to keep him safe.

The ambulance finally arrived, administered some first aid at the scene. A lone Everett police officer arrived at the scene while the paramedics gave aid to the bitten man. He went straight to the dog owners and took their ID and their statement. The male dog owner was so loud we could hear the account of the event he provided was a lie. The police officer then took a very brief statement from the victim and the paramedics then took the victim to the hospital.

Animal control was not called or at least did not arrive; when I asked the officer if he wanted statements from the witnesses, he replied his investigation was done and did not need our statements. Another concern is that the same dog that attacked a passerby was allowed to proceed down School Street toward Corey Street. Imagine that; one of the popular and routine routes for children to return home after school.

If you find this concerning, reply here.
Jim

Malden, MA

#2 Oct 3, 2012
At the very least the dog should have been quarantined and the owner sited for not having the dog muzzled.
justme

Brookline, MA

#3 Oct 4, 2012
well, if it happen after 3 p.m the animal control officer is gone for the day. the cop should of done a full investigation but then again this is Everett and they sweep everything under the rug.

Hope the man is ok I would take this to the new media and get action that way.
lololololol

Boston, MA

#4 Oct 4, 2012
Yeah,
I can see Channel 4 News lead stories now;

"Killer Pitbull Mauls Crowd of Orphans and Nuns in Everett!!!"

"Police Ignore Problem As 300lb Lock Jaw Killer Still on the Loose!!"
sailor

Cambridge, MA

#5 Oct 4, 2012
cop had to go to d.d.could care less.this is what you get from the police in everett.
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#6 Oct 4, 2012
So this is the SECOND pit bull bite here in Everett in what three days ????

This should be on the Boston news stations....

Why these pit owners think they own the streets I don't understand !!!!

WE have a right to walk our streets and delivery people have jobs to do, again w/o fear of being attacked by a dog, any dog, but especially known aggressive breeds!!!!

What is it that Everett police don't seem to be doing their jobs ??? I don't get it !!!!

At the very least, the dog should NOT have been allowed to continue to wherever the couple was walking to !!! The pit showed severe aggressive tendencies (biting so bad the person had to go to the hospital in an ambulance !!!)....The vicious dog should have been brought a muzzle and then taken to a kennel.

Why do WE pedestrians feel WE have to AVOID pits ???? Good for Michael Marchese on this issue and shame on our lame governor (I think it was him, not really sure)-- rescending the law that was passed that ALL pits have to be muzzled ??? Discrimination against the dogs ???????? Give me a break !!!!!!

I'm so glad this delivery person will be okay (psychologically I would not be ever again when I would see this breed)....I'm glad that he had witnesses as to what really happened as clearly this couple lied to protect themselves and their precious 'pet'.....

Can you say 'lawyer'.....
Everettite

Boston, MA

#7 Oct 4, 2012
Everett Resident wrote:
So this is the SECOND pit bull bite here in Everett in what three days ????
This should be on the Boston news stations....
Why these pit owners think they own the streets I don't understand !!!!
WE have a right to walk our streets and delivery people have jobs to do, again w/o fear of being attacked by a dog, any dog, but especially known aggressive breeds!!!!
What is it that Everett police don't seem to be doing their jobs ??? I don't get it !!!!
At the very least, the dog should NOT have been allowed to continue to wherever the couple was walking to !!! The pit showed severe aggressive tendencies (biting so bad the person had to go to the hospital in an ambulance !!!)....The vicious dog should have been brought a muzzle and then taken to a kennel.
Why do WE pedestrians feel WE have to AVOID pits ???? Good for Michael Marchese on this issue and shame on our lame governor (I think it was him, not really sure)-- rescending the law that was passed that ALL pits have to be muzzled ??? Discrimination against the dogs ???????? Give me a break !!!!!!
I'm so glad this delivery person will be okay (psychologically I would not be ever again when I would see this breed)....I'm glad that he had witnesses as to what really happened as clearly this couple lied to protect themselves and their precious 'pet'.....
Can you say 'lawyer'.....
This incident wasn't the second, this is just a different thread of the same incident. And if the delivery person hadn't shoved the package between himself and the dog this would not have happened. Common sense says walk around the dog. And to the dog owner, if you're not gonna muzzle the dog you have to be totally aware of your surroundings so you can protect the dog from idiots whose thinking is "Why should I be inconvenienced by walking 6 feet out of my way because of a dog?" You are 100% at fault.
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#8 Oct 4, 2012
UMMMMM why should I or my family have to cross the street because of a dog ???? That's ridiculous !!!! You want these aggressive-type dogs, then YOU (owner) have to take FULL RESPONSIBILITY of that animal.....

And.... last time I checked, I think my family and I pay more real estate taxes in this city than a dog .... Since when do dogs have 'rights?'....

I actually have a spray I carry with me to protect my children and myself from these types of animals, owner beware !!!! I would not hesitate to use a form of self-defence .....and yes, the spray is legal to carry....

Since: Oct 12

Everett, MA

#9 Oct 4, 2012
Everettite wrote:
<quoted text>This incident wasn't the second, this is just a different thread of the same incident. And if the delivery person hadn't shoved the package between himself and the dog this would not have happened. Common sense says walk around the dog. And to the dog owner, if you're not gonna muzzle the dog you have to be totally aware of your surroundings so you can protect the dog from idiots whose thinking is "Why should I be inconvenienced by walking 6 feet out of my way because of a dog?" You are 100% at fault.
REPLY: Only you would have the gall enough to attempt to pass blame on a pedestrian simply because you have no control of your animal. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain control of YOUR dog and if YOU can not do that, the animal should be PUT DOWN because it is a menace and a danger to anyone nearby. Furthermore, YOU are even MORE AT FAULT for not having this vicious animal muzzled as per City law. That is why YOU RECEIVED A CITATION. Yes, we know you received a citation for NOT having your dog muzzled. This delivery person would never have been bitten if you followed the law. Are you the type who thinks the laws are for everyone else? Apparently.

Since: Oct 12

Everett, MA

#10 Oct 4, 2012
REPLY: Only you would have the gall enough to attempt to pass blame on a pedestrian simply because you have no control of your animal. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain control of YOUR dog and if YOU can not do that, the animal should be PUT DOWN because it is a menace and a danger to anyone nearby. Furthermore, YOU are even MORE AT FAULT for not having this vicious animal muzzled as per City law. That is why YOU RECEIVED A CITATION. Yes, we know you received a citation for NOT having your dog muzzled. This delivery person would never have been bitten if you followed the law. Are you the type who thinks the laws are for everyone else? Apparently.
havocstarter

Ardsley, NY

#11 Oct 4, 2012
Dogs of any breed would bite if felt threatened or more accurately startled
Really I'm so sick of the paranoid public Wielding their pitch forks at pit bulls and their owners
Everettite

Medford, MA

#12 Oct 4, 2012
FrenzofMine wrote:
REPLY: Only you would have the gall enough to attempt to pass blame on a pedestrian simply because you have no control of your animal. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain control of YOUR dog and if YOU can not do that, the animal should be PUT DOWN because it is a menace and a danger to anyone nearby. Furthermore, YOU are even MORE AT FAULT for not having this vicious animal muzzled as per City law. That is why YOU RECEIVED A CITATION. Yes, we know you received a citation for NOT having your dog muzzled. This delivery person would never have been bitten if you followed the law. Are you the type who thinks the laws are for everyone else? Apparently.
If you read what I wrote you will see that I wrote that the dog owner is 100% at fault. However, this dog was on a 4'leash. All the delivery person had to do was not get so close to the dog. Common sense. And to everett resident, is the mace you carry registered with the police dept? And do you have an F.I.D card that is required to carry it?
Everett Mom of 3

Everett, MA

#13 Oct 4, 2012
I believe Everettite was refering to the dog owner as being at fault. Lack of punctuation makes it appears as if they are talking about the pedestrian. Reread the post. I had to do the same thing a couple of times because I was amazed that the poster seemed to be blaming the pedestrian for the dog not being muzzled.

Since: Oct 12

Everett, MA

#14 Oct 4, 2012
Everett Resident wrote:
So this is the SECOND pit bull bite here in Everett in what three days ????
This should be on the Boston news stations....
Why these pit owners think they own the streets I don't understand !!!!
WE have a right to walk our streets and delivery people have jobs to do, again w/o fear of being attacked by a dog, any dog, but especially known aggressive breeds!!!!
What is it that Everett police don't seem to be doing their jobs ??? I don't get it !!!!
At the very least, the dog should NOT have been allowed to continue to wherever the couple was walking to !!! The pit showed severe aggressive tendencies (biting so bad the person had to go to the hospital in an ambulance !!!)....The vicious dog should have been brought a muzzle and then taken to a kennel.
Why do WE pedestrians feel WE have to AVOID pits ???? Good for Michael Marchese on this issue and shame on our lame governor (I think it was him, not really sure)-- rescending the law that was passed that ALL pits have to be muzzled ??? Discrimination against the dogs ???????? Give me a break !!!!!!
I'm so glad this delivery person will be okay (psychologically I would not be ever again when I would see this breed)....I'm glad that he had witnesses as to what really happened as clearly this couple lied to protect themselves and their precious 'pet'.....
Can you say 'lawyer'.....
REPLY: Yes, the victim did have witnesses however our Everett Police didn't care enough to get the FACTS from witnesses on the scene. As a matter of fact, as the officer (really? should we call him "Don't Really Give A S##t") as he left the scene was asked directly if his investigation was complete? He responded Yup". When the witness asked why he was not taking any witness statements, he replied "Because I don't need them." So he accepted the statement of the dog owners, and in particular, the man, who looked right at the officer and LIED to him AND in front of the witnesses.

Further, the reason the animal was so agitated was because the male and female owners were walking down the street screaming at each other. The pitbull became agitated and started to rear on his hind legs to which the male owner responded by very forcibly yanking on the dog but never reigned the dog in when he saw someone else on the sidewalk. IT WAS HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SAFE PASSAGE FOR THE PASSERBY but he did not.
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#15 Oct 4, 2012
I hope the witnesses make themselves known to the person who was bit......and I really question the actions of the EP officer .... I bet if it was HIM who was bit, the dog wouldn't be a problem to anyone any more....Has this officer no feelings for the injured party....Makes me wonder if he KNOWS the owners of the dog -???? Could be you know ???

When there are witnesses contradicting the perpetrators (dog) and what the owners are stating, most definitely he was neglectful in his duties to the general public....

He let the dog and owners go ??? and no muzzle for the dog - which we have a LAW that states the pits are to be muzzled when off their property....

I would like to respect our officers but I'm having second thoughts....
MIa

Malden, MA

#16 Oct 4, 2012
I would insist that the dog is put down immediately!!!! Then sue, sue, sue
what a sweetheart

Boston, MA

#17 Oct 4, 2012
MIa wrote:
I would insist that the dog is put down immediately!!!! Then sue, sue, sue
Aren't you just a sweetheart!

I'm sure you have never gotten in an argument with your significant other.
I'm also sure no other stressed out dog would bite when CORNERED.

Yes, a short leash on your neck,
sandwiched between two (arguing) people when a third innocently comes up next to the two people and boxes you in = cornered.

Get down on all 4s and see how defensive you feel when people approach you.

Yes, the arguing distracted people are at fault.

Yes, if damages were suffered, and the owners have money or insurance to sue for,
that is an OPTION,

But kill the dog?
Pahleeese!
get over yourself no dog bit you.
Your animal hatred is shining through.
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#18 Oct 4, 2012
From what I know about pits and their aggressiveness, the dog is aggressive and will attack (as this incident shows). Why wait for a small child, who is utterly defenseless to be a victim -- or anyone else for that matter. You attack, bye bye doggie dear...
havocstarter

Everett, MA

#19 Oct 4, 2012
what a sweetheart wrote:
<quoted text>Aren't you just a sweetheart!

I'm sure you have never gotten in an argument with your significant other.
I'm also sure no other stressed out dog would bite when CORNERED.

Yes, a short leash on your neck,
sandwiched between two (arguing) people when a third innocently comes up next to the two people and boxes you in = cornered.

Get down on all 4s and see how defensive you feel when people approach you.

Yes, the arguing distracted people are at fault.

Yes, if damages were suffered, and the owners have money or insurance to sue for,
that is an OPTION,

But kill the dog?
Pahleeese!
get over yourself no dog bit you.
Your animal hatred is shining through.
You are so right ! Simply speak the word pit bull and all the haters crawl out of the woodwork.
(I'm willing to bet this person has equal hatred for people to) what a piece of work
alby

Everett, MA

#21 Oct 4, 2012
Everettite wrote:
<quoted text>If you read what I wrote you will see that I wrote that the dog owner is 100% at fault. However, this dog was on a 4'leash. All the delivery person had to do was not get so close to the dog. Common sense. And to everett resident, is the mace you carry registered with the police dept? And do you have an F.I.D card that is required to carry it?
I guess your the new sheriff in town...?? asking if its registered..AND FOR AN F.I.D. CARD. mybe they should get a pitbull for protection.?? are u suggesting that mace is more dangerous than an angry dog?? NUCKLE HEAD.....

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