just a small news item that happened in socal. the man may possibly be nicknamed cool hand luke. 😛 have a good weekend everyone!
Man shoots, kills charging pit bull
10:25 PM PDT on Thursday, June 30, 2011
By STEVEN BARRIE
A Bermuda Dunes man shot a dog that came into his yard and charged him, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies said. He will likely not be charged with a crime.
The man, who was not identified, saw the dog, a pit bull, enter his yard about 5:30 Thusday evening in the 40000 block of Starlight Lane, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The dog was carrying a kitten in its mouth.
According to the department, the man, fearing for his four grandchildren, ages 1 to 9, threw things at the dog and scared it off, but it returned. The man went into the house, got a shotgun and returned to the yard. When the dog charged him, he fired one shot, killing the dog.
Investigators do not believe a crime was committed, the department said.
A county animal control officer arrived to take care of the injured kitten and to deal with the dead dog.