Dog shot after attacking teen

By: Amanda Brown Email
By: Amanda Brown Email

MARIETTA, OK -- Police say love county sheriff's deputies shot a dog after it attacked a Marietta teenager on her way home from school this afternoon.

Daniel Freedom lives just a few houses away from where the attack happened.

"Very scary things like that just shouldn't happen at all especially around this neighborhood," Freedom said.

Marietta police say a group of students were walking home from school when a pit bull got loose from its chain and bit a 15-year-old girl once on the leg. They say she was treated at the scene and taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"She suffered from just puncture wounds to the calf area," Dustin Scott, Police Cheif of Marietta, said.

When police and Love County deputies got to the scene they say the dog ran toward them.

"As they walked around the corner of the residence the animal ran towards them and lunged at them and sheriff deputy shot the animal as he was coming towards them," Scott said.

We spoke to the dog owners who refused to comment on camera saying this is a difficult time for them, but police say they are cooperating and have already offered to provide the dog's shot records.

"The owners of the animal have been issued a citation for allowing the animal to run at large we will continue our investigation in decide at that point if additional charges are necessary" Scott said.

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  • by Kristin Location: Marietta on May 3, 2012 at 06:12 PM
    I was there when it happened. It was scary as heck! The dog was completely dangerous....
  • by JT Location: OK on May 3, 2012 at 02:33 PM
    I do have compassion for snyone who haas ever been attacked by a dog but most of the time with any breed it is how the owners treat them and raise them. I own 4 boxers and they love everyone untill you try to mess with me or my wife. Most of the time when dog attacks happen the dog is provoked in one way or another. I mean honestly when you hear of a pit bull breaking loose from a chain why do you think it broke loose?
  • by high horse on May 2, 2012 at 03:31 PM
    The Maryland Court of Appeals ruling declares pit bulls as a breed are "inherently dangerous," and the owner of a pit bull or a cross-bred pit that attacks is strictly liable for damages, as is any landlord who rents to a pit bull owner. Time to bring such a law to OK and TX!
  • by casper Location: usa on Apr 29, 2012 at 06:59 AM
    i wonder what the police would do to some one who had some one who they cared for or saw a dog of any kind attack or harm a child ,old person, or any one for that matter, go into a period of emotional distress and and cold bloodedly murder the said animals owner and or owners, wonder what they would do to him-her.humm if it carried as small of sentance as the owner gets for harboring a vicious animal then i think the problem would just go away,,,,,,,
  • by GRANDPARENT Location: OK on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:31 PM
  • by Aletha on Apr 18, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    All I'm trying to say is if Pit Bulls was banned or extinct, PEOPLE would raise another breed to attack and then all of you would be on here ranting to ban that breed. We should be looking more into why theses dogs are allowed to be running loose......
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      by high horse on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:47 AM in reply to Aletha
      All you are saying is that you have given up your idiotic defense of pit bulls by admitting they are a breed that will attack. But, playing along, if we banned pit bulls there would be a very limited market for a replacement. The people that use pits for fighting aren't the problem, it's the regular folks who luv their wittle cuddly lovable pits that wouldn't harm a flea and suddenly get the urge to do what they were made to do that are the problem. People that raise them to fight know what they are for and put down any that even look at them wrong. Most pits that attack people are family pets.
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        by Aletha on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:43 AM in reply to high horse
        Any breed will attack, not just Pits. Most attacks, PERIOD, no matter the breed are by family pets....
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          by Athela on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:03 AM in reply to Aletha
          ...and all water will get you wet. Are you STILL trying to defend pit bulls? SERIUOSLY? Even after the CDC info was given to you?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 03:29 PM in reply to Aletha
      It appears you need to spend your spare time meeting dog owners face to face, and explain to them the perils of their dogs running loose. I suggest you keep your guard up. I for one, do not want any of my tax dollars spent to deal with the level of stupidity rampant among dog (and cat) owners! Most are so self centered they can't see the forest for the trees. Their pets hold a position well above any lowly human. They truly believe pets should have free reign without barriers or restriction. Those offended by these pets should be at liberty to deal with them without fear of any legal recourse. To bad the dog owner got shot. To bad the dogs death wasn't enough to stop the problem.
  • by starr on Apr 17, 2012 at 06:07 PM
    anyone else notice all these attacks i hear about are from oklahoma ? guess thats what you get when the state is full of meth heads that make it in their homes and smoke it with the dogs...its a new breed...tweaker bull..
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      by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:48 AM in reply to starr
      Texas is the leading state for death by dog attack (pit bulls 70%).
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        by Anonymouse on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:04 AM in reply to
        Source of your statement?
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          by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2012 at 08:49 AM in reply to Anonymouse
 Annals of Surgery This page contains over 30 news articles. The site on which it appears is full of evidence. They have the most exhaustive collection of facts and articles on the subject you will find anywhere, but more can be found elsewhere. I got the 70% in Texas myself by searching dog attack deaths in Texas last year and reading. All but two of the deaths were pit bull related and one of the remainder was a golden that choked a child with a leash. Not exactly a dog attack. I also went back 3 years to see if that was just an anomally for TX---2008, 8 deaths, 7 of them pit bull related.The articles and statistics back up the 50-70 percent figure in the US and Canada. Seriously, you apparently have the internet, you have typing abilities--- search it yourself and wake up to the truth. There are hundreds of movements all over the country on every level of government underway to regulate pit bulls in some way. Are we all just delusional, or are pit bull defenders? You can read the comments here and elsewhere where such discussions appear and figure that out pretty quickly, assuming you are not yourself delusional.
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          by starr on Apr 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM in reply to Anonymouse
          i was generally speaking about the recent attacks here on the site...honestly being cynical with statement not serious
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 at 05:36 PM They knock down every pit bull myth the defenders throw up to make you think that what you know is true is false. Pit bulls have the most potential for harm than any other breed by FAR! Just look up attacks in Texas last year. Texas leads the nation in death by pit bull attack. Read about the victims and wonder how in the world anyone can defend having these animals among us.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    If some of you want fighting dogs, why not chihuahuas? They are scrappy little devils, but they won't tear each other to pieces or kill your neighbor's kids.
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      by brittany on Apr 17, 2012 at 06:05 PM in reply to
      lmao..its true.
  • by Aletha on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    FACTS: According to the American Temperament Test Society, American Pit Bull Terriers have a passing rate of 82.6%. The first decorated canine war hero was a Pit Bull named Sergeant Stubby. The Pit Bull is the only breed to grace the cover of Life magazine 3 times. Helen Keller, President Woodrow Wilson and President Theodore Roosevelt all owned Pit Bulls. Average number of people killed in America every year by cigarettes is 440,000..Guns is 29,338 and a Pit Bull is 3.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:12 PM in reply to Aletha
      So far this year, thirty-three-percent of those killed by a Pit Bull has been here in Texoma....and a gun is predictable. A Pit Bull is not.
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        by Aletha on Apr 17, 2012 at 01:58 PM in reply to
        I think Id be more worried about that many dog attacks, PERIOD, and not so much the breed. Why are all these dogs loose so they can attack or be provoked to attack?
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      by David on Apr 17, 2012 at 03:15 PM in reply to Aletha
      Bin Laden made the cover of Life too.......
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      by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 at 03:55 PM in reply to Aletha
      Yeah, they scored better than toy poodles. How many toy poodles have eaten their owners alive? WOW! If you are telling me that 17.4 percent of pit bulls are likely to rip out your throat, I have to say kill them all today! Are you the dense in all subjects or are you just blind to this one?
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        by Aletha on Apr 18, 2012 at 09:34 AM in reply to
        Again, how funny for you to call names when we are discussing facts...I've never once called anyone names when stating anything on this subject yet, I've been called stupid and dense.
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          by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 05:57 PM in reply to Aletha
          Well,..... maybe that should give you a clue?
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          by Athela on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:07 AM in reply to Aletha
          and you're biased and you always seem to bring strawmen to the arguement, dancing around the truth about pit bulls...
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      by Fred on Apr 20, 2012 at 09:25 PM in reply to Aletha
      Aletha, Sgt. Stubby was not a pit bull. He was a boston terrier mix. Any one can tell this by looking at a picture of him. The "Sgt Stubby was a Pit bull" myth is plastered all over the pit apologists' many websites, and all the followers regurgitate this nonsense without doing any fact-checking of their own, like you. Don't believe me? Then go to the Smithsonian website and read about Sgt. Stubby, NOT one of your pit propaganda sites. Look at his picture. If you still want to claim he was a pit bull, then that's your problem right there.
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        by Athela on Apr 23, 2012 at 09:23 AM in reply to Fred
        Aletha does not like FACTS...
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