Jul 20, 2010
Elderly man killed, three other hurt in pit bull attack
Two firefighters were hurt when they attempted to help the man
(Memphis 7/20/2010) One person is dead and others are hurt after a pit bull attack in Memphis this afternoon. The man apparently died from a heart attack following the Pit Bull attack.
The attack happened at 230 N. Manassas near the intersection of Manassas and Poplar Avenues.
71-year-old William Parker was attacked by two dogs while walking from one yard to another.
Parker died after being taken to the hospital.
When firefighters arrived on the scene to treat the man, two of them were attacked.
Lt. Ray Pelletier and Ken Hartfield are being treated at a Methodist University Hospital and released.
William Parker's daughter Gardelia and Kevin Stringfellow were also injured and are listed in good condition.
Bernard Humphrey is the owner of the Pit Bulls. His own mother kicked him AND the dogs out because she was so scared.
This is not the first fatal Pit Bull attack in Memphis.
In 1990, a schoolteacher, Betty Lou Stidham, was mauled to death by her neighbors Pit Bull in a vicious attack.
THIS IS WHY THEY NEED TO BE BANNED OR HIGHLY REGULATED!
THERE ARE TOO MANY JUST PLAIN STUPID PEOPLE OWNING THESE DOGS!
THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY TO ENSURE THEY ARE ONLY OWNED BY COMPETENT PEOPLE THAT WILL MAKE SURE THE DOG DOES NOT CAUSE TROUBLE OR KILL SOMEONE, SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON LAWMAKERS? HOW MANY MORE TRAGIC DEATHS DO WE HAVE TO SEE BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE?
THERE NEEDS TO BE AN OUTCRY FROM THE PUBLIC THAT DOES NOT LET UP UNTIL THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!
Unrelated to this attack, another Pit Bull has attacked in Memphis
Also, this is a new Pit Bull attack story that happened in Memphis TN.
(Memphis 11/21/2010) An eight-year-old girl attacked by a pit bull in Whitehaven was recovering at home, after being released from LeBonheur Children's Hospital with 42 stitches.
Eight-year-old Terriona Rhea was attacked by a neighbor's pit bull on Saturday afternoon.
Rhea received 42 stitches at LeBonheur Children's Hospital.
She said she still loves dogs.
Posted by Stop Making Excuses at 3:46 PM