Dog named ‘Scarface’ mauls owners after they try to put a sweater on him

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TAMPA BAY, Fla. — A dog named ‘Scarface’ sent two people to the hospital after its owner tried to put a sweater on him, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Friday when 52-year-old Brenda Guerrero tried to put a sweater on the dog and it attacked her. Her husband, 46-year-old Ismael Guerrero, tried to pull the dog off of his wife and it turned and began attacking him.

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That's when their 22-year-old son got a knife and began stabbing the pit bull in the head and neck, the newspaper reports.

All three were able to escape the house and leave the dog in the backyard.

"Officers responding said the dog was pretty aggressive," said Eddy Durkin with the Tampa Bay police, according to WTFS. "When they Tased the dog, the dog was still pulling away and was able to release the prongs from the Taser."

Officials said there were two children in the house when they entered, but they were uninjured.

Brenda and Ismael were taken to the hospital. Brenda's injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

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6 comments

  • Just Saying!

    People say their pit bull is gentle, wouldn’t hurt anyone. Right!!! Pitbulls are a dangerous breed and should be banned.

    • John

      Well “Just saying” that is a moronic statment. No pitbulls shouldn’t be banned.i have 3and 4 kids under the age of 7. The pitbull is not called a “nanny” dog because of its poor temper, it is because it is a living and caring dog. Because this stupid bitch couldn’t see the sights that the dog was not happy. She got what she got.

  • Charlene Thompson

    If I had a million dollars I would bet that not all the story was told. Either something happened then or maybe something in the past that made the dog freak when she tried to dress him. Something because any dog is capable of attacking but there is always a reason behind it. Not just because it is a pit bull. Pits that are aggressive are made that way. Just because it’s breed can be aggressive does not make every pit aggressive.

  • animal rights

    And why cant you shoot a dog but a dog can kill a person? These laws on animals rights have to change! They are much different than people. You can t kill a dog. But a dog can kill a person. A dog or a cat is no different than a mouse or a cow….