by No Dogs Allowed
WARNING: The video linked below is graphic and shows a Rottweiler attacking a 6-year-old boy. If you think it might disturb you, please DO NOT click on the link below.
Gothenburg, Sweden - A Rottweiler attacked a 6-year-old boy yesterday afternoon in downtown Gothenburg, Sweden. Watch the video here. It’s really disturbing – you can hear the poor kid screaming, and several adults couldn’t get the dog off him right away.
Note: I’m working on a Google Translate version of the Swedish report. Gothenburg is my husband’s hometown, and he sent me this video. Thanks Hubby!
All I can tell you at this point is that the boy survived his injuries. Oh, and being a typical cowardly dog owner, the woman who owned the dog fled the scene. So apparently irresponsible, idiotic dog owners aren’t only a U.S. phenomenon – they can be found worldwide!
Here’s a raw translation of the Swedish news report. And I mean really raw – I don’t have time to clean it up, but you’ll be able to get the gist of what happened:
From Swedish newspaper “Aftonbladet” (literally “evening paper”):
A Rottweiler attacked suddenly a 6-year-old boy in central Gothenburg.
The man in charge of the dog quickly disappeared from the site – but have now been identified by police.
- The dog became more and more aggressive. It felt like it was about to bite the boy, says eyewitness Christopher.
It was just before four o’clock on Monday afternoon, in Brunnsparken in central Gothenburg, who Rottweiler attacked the boy.
The dog attacked sexåringen from behind and pulled him down on the ground.
- Rottweiler looked very aggressive out and becoming entrenched. The man was unable to get him off so many people tried to help and started kicking the dog, says eyewitness Hugo.
“Had been able to stop really bad”
He says that he called the police immediately.
- It felt like it could have ended really bad otherwise. The dog refused the release.
Aftonbladet has been part of a film showing parts of the event.
The clip shows how the terrified boy, screaming “help me” repeatedly, and how many people will do anything to get rid of dog.
The boy should have been in the company of his grandmother and his sister in the attack and was very shocked afterwards.
- It was very uncomfortable. The dog became more and more aggressive. It felt like it was about to bite the boy. I figured now have police come and shoot the dog, says eyewitness Christopher.
Transferred by ambulance to hospital
Finally managed to get rid of dog from the boy. But the man in his 20s who was in charge of the dog did not spend a second to inquire about what had happened to the boy.
Instead, he left the place immediately.
- He did not seem to care one iota. It was a bitch. I went after him a bit to see where he went. But he disappeared in the direction of Femmanhuset says Christopher.
The boy had to be taken by ambulance to the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital. But after a few hours he was able to leave the hospital with their parents. Luckily, he had only received minor injuries.
The owner contacted the police
Aftonbladet has been in contact with the boy’s family, who have chosen not to comment on the incident.
- Many people who get dogs have unfortunately not enough knowledge. So often it is not the dog’s fault when like this happens, but it’s about ignorant owners, said the boy’s aunt.
Police have during the day succeeded in identifying the man who was in charge of the dog and it turned out that he is not rottweilerns owner – a woman in her 20s who is familiar with the man.
- Dog proprietress has taken responsibility and contacted us, says Geir Hogstad, investigators at the Gothenburg police.
Unclear on crimes committed
Investigators are now looking partly Control Act of dogs and cats, and partly about the event can be classified as bodily harm.
Since all the parties involved have not yet been heard yet, receiving stolen subject to change. It is currently not clear if anyone is going to be suspect.
- A dog can not commit crimes, that’s the only people who can. We need to find out what made the dog behaved as it did. I just want to emphasize that we do not under any circumstances ignore this event or similar events, said Geir Hogstad.
According to him, the Rottweiler is really old and it is not known that the dog must have previously attacked anyone.
- But it’s very possible that we will do a validation of the dog’s mental status.