by No Dogs Allowed
Wilton, CT - Two people driving by Anne Murray’s home on Monday morning slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting a pit bull running loose in the road – and then they discovered Murray, 65, bleeding, screaming and crying underneath her car.
Murray had crawled beneath her vehicle to escape her attacking pit bull, “Tuxedo.”
“The first motorist found the dog to be somewhat aggressive, so she retreated to her car,” said Wilton Police Lt. Donald Wakeman. “And then one of the two motorists heard someone calling for help, so she called 911.”
Tuxedo tore off Murray’s left arm and right hand before she could crawl beneath her car to safety.
The pit belonged to one of Murray’s twin 26-year-old sons.
“Technically, the dog belonged to one of the sons,” said Lt. Wakeman. “The sons weren’t home all the time, so she took care of the dog when they weren’t there. Why the dog turned on her, we don’t know.”
Ummm…..because it’s a pit bull? That’s their specialty! That, and ripping off limbs. I’m thinking the Humane Society should create some more “Pit Bull People” posters depicting owners missing arms and legs – instead of happy families posing with their “nannies” – because this is the reality of pit bull ownership.
The dog was still behaving aggressively when police arrived, so one officer shot and killed it.
Ms. Murray is listed in stable condition at Norwalk Hospital.
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