New York woman arrested after pit bulls maul man

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  1. dawg

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    New York (CNN)A pair of pit bulls left Francesco Bove so badly mutilated that a priest read him his last rites outside a New York church.

    "I think I'm going to die," the bloodied 62-year-old artist told the priest, Bove's son recalled Saturday. "But the priest made him promise that he will fight until the end."

    The gruesome attack Friday was captured on video from the window of a tenement in the Bronx. The pit bulls are seen clamping onto Bove's arms with their jaws, shaking their heads violently, dragging him several feet toward the curb.

    Good Samaritans try to stop the assault -- swinging a chain at the animals, spraying them with water. They attempt to encircle Bove, but the dogs swerve around to continue the attack. Still, the people probably helped save Bove's life.

    "I got to the hospital and he was in pieces," Bove's son, Anthony Bove, said, describing gaping holes in his arms, a severed ear and the other split in half, and lacerations all over his body.

    The horror began when the dogs' owner, Cynthia Oliver, 55, exchanged words with the victim, said NYPD spokeswoman Detective Annette Markowski. Oliver was holding the pit bulls and dropped the leash, she said. The dogs attacked.

    But Anthony Bove said his father told him there was no altercation, no words exchanged.

    Francesco Bove was walking to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church when one of the dogs pounced, followed by the other, according to the son.

    "The dogs started biting," Anthony Bove said. "He's trying to push them away. They overpower him."

    Oliver was taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation before she was arrested on eight counts of assault and two counts of reckless endangerment, Markowski said. It's unclear whether she has an attorney.

    In the video, another man steps in to help after Bove is knocked to the ground. The man uses his hands and legs, trying to keep the dogs at bay, but the animals find their way back to Bove.

    The good Samaritan is knocked down. Screams are heard. "Let him go!" someone yells.

    At least eight people on the street try to help as the pit pulls drag Bove away from the small crowd.

    A woman can be heard off camera. It seems she is frantically calling 911. "These two dogs are outside attacking this man!"

    One man is seen firing a stream of water at the dogs with a hose. Bove lies in a pool of blood.

    "Hurry up, these dogs are attacking a man!" the woman yells off camera. "He's in the street bleeding!"

    Police said Bove and the first man who jumped in to help -- an unidentified 46-year-old male -- were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital. The younger man, who suffered lacerations on his arms, was later released, according to Anthony Bove.

    Francesco Bove, an artist and restoration expert from Brooklyn, is in stable condition after undergoing surgery, according to his son. His severed ear was reconstructed. He will have another operation on Monday.

    "My father joked, 'If those were two lions, I wouldn't have made it,'" Anthony Bove said. "He's a really tough guy."

    The elder Bove suffered nerve damage in his hands and hasn't been able to move his fingers, according to the son.

    "He's an artist and does high-end restoration," Anthony Bove said. "He's very passionate about his art. If he couldn't move his hands I don't know how he would take that psychologically."

    The pit bulls are now in custody of animal control authorities, Markowski said.

    That worries the Boves, who own a pit bull named Gina as well as five cats.

    "My father feels terrible that the dogs are probably going to be put to sleep," Anthony Bove said.

    "The pit bull is not an inherently evil dog. But ... these pit bulls might have been trained as guard or attack dogs. He remembers the dogs licking his blood off the ground. They wanted to finish the job. That's very disturbing to him."

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/12/us/new-york-pit-bull-attacks/
     
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    Pit bulls.
    Urbans.
    Shocking.
     
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    Holy crap, those dogs are bad ass. Too bad they are out of control.
     
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    Pitbulls = :shit:
     
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    the pit bulls attacking looked horrible. 1 of them moved on to another man. But what was really upsetting was watching a grown man take that young child up to the injured man. What exactly was the reason for that? I suppose to get an early start on PTSD. :argh:
     
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    yup she's a piece of shit
     
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    Those are OG Africans.
    They can do as they please.
    In Africa.
     
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    The horror began when the dogs' owner, Cynthia Oliver, 55, exchanged words with the victim, said NYPD spokeswoman Detective Annette Markowski. Oliver was holding the pit bulls and dropped the leash, she said. The dogs attacked.

    But Anthony Bove said his father told him there was no altercation, no words exchanged.

    This is the new Get-out-of-Jail card for Urban-types. They get to do whatever they want and their defense will be to say "... it's not my fault, they said something really bad, maybe even racists".

    And of course, sadly, all the white guilt shitheads will fall for it every time.
     
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    i knew a dominican who had a pittbull named "maybach"

    dog ended up getting shot by the police.

    true story
     
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    Poor dog was just about to enroll in college.
     
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    if you are a turd, no matter how good it is at first, everything you touch turns into shit.
     
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    I can relate to this, as every time I take Swifty for a walk, he's like a lunatic trying to attack everything in his path.

    The dog scares me. :worried:
     
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    why do you insist on posting this shit?
     
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    I just hate any story that seems to put the blame on the dogs.
     
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    That's how I see that going down. The dogs are going to be put down and the chick walks away with some bullshit fine for $100 or so for failing to control her animal.
     
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    she raised them to behave they way they did. they will be punished for her crimes. most dogs, even those, can be rehabilitated but they won't get the chance because the courts view them as property.
     
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    See, that's the thing, if they are property, then she should get charged for assault with a deadly weapon. They need to change the statutes on this shit in order for them to get the message. This is no fucking joke. Little kids are getting killed and having their faces literally ripped off. The dog owner and parent should both go to jail for child endangerment in those situations.

    These are the people who need to be in jail. People who are a danger to society, not weed dealers for fucks sake. This country pisses me the fuck off.
     
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    Stfu