Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Georgia Pit Bull Attack Victim Speaks Out: "Friends and family are staying close by Kelly Edwards' side as he recovers from multiple bite wounds to his arms, legs and torso. He said he vividly remembers the attack by three pit bulls as he went for his daily walk Monday. “The small one came out and leaped for me and got me on my side, and I fell,” he recalled. “Then, when I was on the ground they were snapping at me and biting me. There was one place on my arm where the skin was laid open where one of them bit me." He said he tried his best to fight the dogs off. “I lost so much blood, I was just too weak,” he said. As the dogs were attacking Edwards, one neighbor came up and fended them off with a walking stick, then another shot one of the dogs dead. Edwards said if David Banner hadn't stepped in, he might be dead. The two surviving pit bulls are at the Barrow County Animal Shelter, but not for long. “The two remaining dogs were surrendered by their owner and will be euthanized tomorrow, and then the remains will be analyzed for rabies,” said Barrow County Animal Control Director Stephen Eades."

Florida: Victim Uses Gun To Scare Suspects From Home: "The victim of an attempted home invasion robbery in Hilliard, Fla., fired a single shot and scared four men from his property on Labor Day, Nassau County officers said. According to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Louis Steinritz, Alex Hastie, Ryan Jeffers and a juvenile went to the home of Randy Nutty and after knocking on the door, struck Nutty in the head and shoved the victim back into the home. The victim received further injuries during a struggle with the four suspects, officers said. They said one of the suspects knew Nutty. The suspects were looking for money, authorities said, but when none was found, they went outside and were attempting to steal a vehicle when Nutty exited the home with a handgun and fired one shot into the ground. The suspects fled the residence, but were captured by police a short time later. Steinritz, Hastie and Jeffers were booked into the Nassau County Jail on charges of attempted home invasion robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The men's bonds were set at $75,006. Nutty was taken to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and then released."

Kentucky Burglar's Gun Taken, Pointed At Him: "A burglary victim grabbed the burglar’s .40-calibre handgun and held him at gunpoint until police could arrive, according to Louisville Metro Police. According to a police report, Douglas L. Speaker Jr. broke into a home in the 7000 block of Bronner Circle on Sunday around 8 a.m. when he was apprehended and held at gunpoint with his own gun. Speaker has been charged with robbery, burglary and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon."

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