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Pit bull shot and killed after biting off woman’s thumb


This news story was published on January 21, 2013.
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TORNILLO, Texas, Jan. 20 (UPI) — A pit bull was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in Texas after the dog bit off a 70-year-old woman’s thumb, officials said.

The attack happened Saturday afternoon in Tornillo while the woman, whose name was not reported, was visiting her grandson, the El Paso (Texas) Times reported.

The grandson’s female pit bull attacked the 70-year-old, biting off her thumb, said El Paso County sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Angelica Becerra.

When deputies arrived at the scene, the dog was showing signs of aggressiveness and was shot and killed by a deputy, Becerra said.

The woman was taken to a local hospital where doctors said they would try to reattach her thumb, Becerra said.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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13 Responses to Pit bull shot and killed after biting off woman’s thumb

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    MrsS Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I’m with Katie & would love to see the DNA report. Manly fell victim to the media sensation of reporting ONLY Pitbull bites. Either report all dog bites or none. You’re making the breed look bad by never reporting any good stories & never negative about other breeds. I worked with animals for years & never had issues with Pitbulls, always other breeds that had issues. I have 3 Pitbulls & they are wonderful dogs. All adopted as adults & all with abusive pasts. Great dogs for my family & very loving.

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    Bud Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    LVS the only people that should of took offense is them thats up to no good. You must be one of them, I am surprised you tore your self away from the Obama crap on TV to type a comment. I won’t stupe to your level and call you a A-hole like you done me. Your a Obama fan that is plenty bad enough.

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      @Bud-you are really not that bright are you. There are those that will really take offense with you calling me a Obama fan. You want to insult the area where I have lived for 20 years and make what you think are smart remarks about the people who live up here and think a piece of trash like you can call them trash, you are a A-Hole and I stand by my statement.

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    Bud Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Lets get us some hungry pit bulls, turn them loose in the North End. White meat or dark, let them chomp away. Best way I know for MC to take out the trash.

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      @Bud-why don’t you bring them to my part of the North End and you come with them. I will be waiting for you A-Hole.

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      matt Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Ya, bring them up there bitch…er, I mean Bud. I live in the South End but I will gladly drive up there and help my buddy LVS feed your pits their fair share of lead. 230 grain JHP .45ACP. Here puppy puppy. Lol.

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I’d love to see some of these “pit bulls” DNA-ed to see exactly what breeds they really are. If I lived in Manly and had a “pit bull”, that’s what I’d do. They may turn out to primarily be American Staffordshire or American Bull dog or some other breed. I’m not sure that “pit bull” is even a recognized breed.

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      barney google Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      I’d like to see some of the owners brain tested.

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        Needle Nose Reply Report comment

        January 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm

        Barney, pit bulls are dangerous killing machines. They are known to tear the faces off defenseless children and the elderly. Really they are pretty cowardly animals.

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      @Katie-men are much more dangerous as they will plan to do damage. A dog of any type just reacts to stimulus. That being said, it does seem like there are more and more pit attacks and they are more severe than just mere dog bites.

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    Proud pit owner Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Pit bulls are not killers! They only kill or bite when they are made angry!

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      barney google Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Sort of like a chick with pms. Loving until they’re pissed off. Problem is you never know for sure what’ll pss them off!