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Pit bull bites roommate twice in one day, owner charged


This news story was published on June 2, 2016.
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Mariah Mahoney with a pit bull dog, via Facebook

Mariah Mahaney with a pit bull dog, via Facebook

MASON CITY – A young pit bull dog bit its owner’s roommate twice in one day, leading to charges.

Mason City police say that on June 2, 2016, at 12:30 pm, a person reported her dog had bitten her 19-year-old roommate on the arm next door at 1526 North Penn. The caller was able to get her dog off her roommate and confined before police, fire medics, and animal control arrived.

The roommate was transported to Mercy Hospital by fire dept staff. The extent of the victim’s injuries are unknown but the wounds did appear to need immediate medical attention.

This was the 2nd time in 24 hrs that the dog had bitten her roommate. The first time was not reported to police. The dog, a 2 year-old pitbull, is current on its rabies vaccination but did not have a current city license.

The owner, Mariah Mahaney, 1524 N Penn, Mason City, was cited for No Animal License. The dog was quarantined by animal control for 10 days.

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40 Responses to Pit bull bites roommate twice in one day, owner charged

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    Crazy for pits Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    I’m going to bring them over to your house and let them eat your saggy nuts off for a snack

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    Crazy for pits Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Crazy Jim. What is your address. My dogs need to have a little talk with your hateful ass.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 4, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I have been around the dog for months !! He’s a really sweet dog in all truthfulness. Plays really good at the dog park and plays really good with small children. I’m my time being around him. He has NEVER been aggressive towards me or anyone around. Im not sticking up for the dog in anyway. But at one point that dog was my best friend. Its the owners have anger issues, in which also why I’m not around anymore. He is not an aggressive pup and I can assure you that 100%

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      Crazy Jim Reply Report comment

      June 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Hey let’s be honest. The owner has a ton of issues! That’s why you got out of there. They are being exposed now and that’s the way it should be. Your were right to leave. May have saved you a couple dog bites.

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    Scum Reply Report comment

    June 4, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I agree this dog comes from a Low Life Family anybody who knows them can verify it comes from the root!! It happened they all poor methed out shuckibg kids after kuds

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you for standing up and telling the truth. They need to clean thier act up. It’s not too late! Never too late! Crazy Jim might be as crazy as hell but he is right and so is scum! I’m a neighbor and these people have people in and out of that place at all times of the night. All they do is smoke and sale weed and have parties! I’m sick of them and wish they would move.

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      Crazy Jim Reply Report comment

      June 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Told you! People know!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 3, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Oh by the way crazy Jim you got so much to say ..why don’t you go and tell her uncle sheriff John crom he’s white trash too

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      Crazy Jim Reply Report comment

      June 3, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Listen I might be crazy but I’m not stupid. Don’t get it mixed up! Like the song says, I fought the law and the law won! I don’t mess with cops, I respect them and what they do. I do however hate bad cops and racist cops. Those I have no respect for. So, I’ll pass. But them others are white trash! Like I said it’s not the end of the world so don’t take offense to it. I don’t care that the dog was around grandkids. The dog bit a person two times. It should have never happened. Get your dog under control before it latches on to someone and does not let go. There are two reasons why people have these dogs. 1 to bread them for fighting. 2 to bread them for fighting to make money. You want a pet, get a different bread of dog. Most insurance companies either charge you more or won’t even insure them so stop playing games. The people in this town are not stupid. We know white trash when we see it! Look at the posture attached to this story and you will see it. Bet she didn’t even have renters insurance!

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      Scum Reply Report comment

      June 4, 2016 at 1:02 am

      Officer Jon Crom is most likely embarassed.. stop embarassing your family for you dumb shit he obviously is the only one PRODUCTIVE IN THIS FAMILY

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 3, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I agree you people don’t know the whole story so stop bashing my daughter and whom ever this crazy Jim is needs to get a life other than making up storys! Also that dog has been around my grandchildren and is as gentle as can be..

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      Crazy Jim Reply Report comment

      June 3, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      If I had it all on tape I would present it to the editor so he could print it but I don’t. Mom I admire you for taking up for your daughter but I’m telling the truth and you and your daughter need to come clean. Don’t make me expose your daughter boyfriend any more than I have already. Listen, your whit trash and so is your daughter. It’s not the end of the world. You guys know what your doing and you can and still have time to make it right. Take care of the roommate, stop raising and fighting these dogs, and come clean with the underground.

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        Scum Reply Report comment

        June 4, 2016 at 1:12 am

        People r carrying on over this mother who is now Ranting ,Pill popping methed out Ran Thru WHORE !!!! Flip your burgers Bitch n sit down its not about one of ur kids whom U didn’t raise , its about a dog biting someone the other owner as story reads!!

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          Crazy Jim Reply Report comment

          June 4, 2016 at 1:45 pm

          Thank you! See Crazy Jim is not the only one who knows these people. Told you!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

        Jim’ just think about how many dogs you could save. Email the approximate area of this dog fighting area to the editor. You can remain anonymous.

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          Crazy Jim Reply Report comment

          June 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

          I’m sure the police are very aware of the scum that are raising these dogs for the fight. Everyone knows we have an underground dog fighting league here in Mason. They meet in various places almost every weekend and night as long as the money is there. They meet in remote places and sometimes in the wide open. People don’t call the police because they don’t want to snitch and they are scared. Lots of the people who fight these dogs are straight scum bags and they don’t want people messing with thier dogs or money. This is a money racket and there are very powerful people behind this because drugs and females are also sold at these events. Dogs, drugs, and females equals organized Ganges and crime families. We have more stuff going on here than you want to even think. Just open your eyes and start asking people. That’s all your getting from me! I might be crazy but I’m not stupid!

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            SadButTrue

            June 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm

            Know this fam very well , smh I don’t wanna even bring up how far back I do know!! As far back as a child losing his infant life in a fire!!! Put the dog down no need for past 2 be brought up !! Family stop rambling about a vicious dog!!#

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            Crazy Jim

            June 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm

            God Bless that child and I’m certainly sorry for thier loss! I never speak ill of the dead and I don’t ever want to chastise them for thier loss. This is not personal attack on this family’s unfortunate incidences. This is directed to how they are now and about this dog hitting twice. I may be crazy but I’m not one to kick someone about a horrible loss of a child. Put the dog down and no more ares ice dogs, and clean up thier act!

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            Anonymous

            June 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm

            Jim’ I’m pretty sure the cops won’t do anything unless they are exposed first then they will be forced to investigate. Remember the horse neglect out on B20? He was exposed first before they did anything.

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      Crazy Jim Reply Report comment

      June 5, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      I do remember and you make a good point!!!

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    Itiswhatitis Reply Report comment

    June 3, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Dog bit twice!! Who needs a whole story!!! Thats enuff to the story alone !!!!

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    Crazy Jim Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I know this white trash! She is raising the dog for the underground. That is the dog fighting club in Mason. Her and the white trash boyfriend of hers. She has the dog to aggressive and its wanting human flesh. This whole family is pure white trash! All they do is smoke dope, drink, have kids, and dog fight!

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    Anonie Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Is her name Mahoney or Mahaney? Also, if the dog isn’t put down, she’ll be its next target.

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    Angel MAHANEY Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    They were very good owners

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      Not a fan of pit bulls Reply Report comment

      June 2, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Ok Mariah oh I’m sorry Angel, why wasn’t the dog registered with the city and why was the dog allowed to bite not once, but twice? After the first bite it should have been over. Your not food responsible dog owners. If you were, your dog would have been to obiedeance classes, you would have had it registered and you would have protected the roommate. No one I know wants to get bit by this or any other bread of dog. Owners responsibility and fault. Pay your fine, the hospital bill and I hope she files a civil suit against you for pain and suffering along with negligence. If I were a juror I would award at least $20,000

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    Angel MAHANEY Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Get the story right u stupid stupid ppl

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    This story is bullshit

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    Larry Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Dogs have a sense about people. I wonder what this roomate was doing to the dog or if they are a bad person. Dogs know the difference between good people & bad people. They are a great judge of character.

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    watching Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    How many times does a mutt have to bite someone before they put it down for the safety of all of us.

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    Ellie Kew Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    If there going to post the story they need to get it straight not 1 person talked to them to find out the real story.

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      Tommy Reply Report comment

      June 2, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Now Ellie! It really don’t matter! The dog bit someone twice and that’s what people are upset about. The owner failed to protect themselves or someone else that got bit. Maybe you and Angel should have written this story. On the second thought, nah!

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        Loverofdogs Reply Report comment

        June 3, 2016 at 7:24 am

        Family of course is gonna Rant n rave when people r coming down on their family over a bad situation about a dog obviously out of control!! Moral of story someone got bit twice in 1 day dog obviously has an issue n will do it again !!! Concern shouldn’t be about this dangerous dog only we should all hope It’s euthanized n the victim is ok.

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          Not a pit bull fan Reply Report comment

          June 3, 2016 at 11:15 pm

          Well said

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          Kevin Reply Report comment

          June 3, 2016 at 11:18 pm

          I agree with Crazy Jim. At the very least these people are not very smart. I would think one bite in a day is one bite to much! Tell me Crazy Jim! White Trash is White Trash!!

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    Ellie Kew Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    This was his own dog also not just hers and you hsve whole story wrong !

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      REALTALK Reply Report comment

      June 3, 2016 at 7:33 am

      If it was his dog too as u said he must’ve been the “Roommate” victim??? Not sure what your trying to point out, if it was his dog too that makes this story even worse a dog who bit ITS other owner!!! Dog needs put down ITS sad but In reality ITS what needs 2 b done!! U n Angel should just shut it!! There is no defending a vicious dog. Won’t b long n city will have this dog put down. Prepare yourselves ITS what’s coming down the pike.

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    Local Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Owning a pet is a big responsibility, Vet care, socializing, and training. I wish people who chose breeds with the bad reputations like pitbulls took it more serious and took that extra step to train their pets to not act aggressively. If their pet is “difficult” I wish more would take the extra precautions to avoid situations that can become a problem. Just remember its always the pet owner that failed. If your dog has behavioral issues you either 1 train them or 2 avoid those problems.