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Mailman bitten by pit bull on Youngstown's East Side

Published: Thu, September 13, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Police are investigating the biting of a mailman by a pit bull terrier on the East Side.

Police said the mailman was bitten at 1:30 p.m. today while making deliveries on Council Rock Drive.

The mailman was taken to St. Elizbeth Health Center for treatment of puncture wounds on his leg, police said.


1georgejeanie(1496 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Wow, and this is news worthy?

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2YtownParent(1004 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

The whole breed doesn't need to be eradicated, but irresponsible owners do. I have three neighbors who own pit bulls they rescued and they are responsible with their pets. That is why this is news worthy, because it doesn't happen every day.

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3JoeFromHubbard(1776 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Pit bulls seem to like to live in certain areas of Ytown.

Or is that my imagination?

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4VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

A study of U.S. dogbites from 1982 through 2011 indicates Pitbulls account for approximately 3% of the dog population but 59% of reported dog bites.

This is not a testament to the viciousness of the breed, but to the role man has bred this breed to for dog fights and absolute protection.

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5saddad(655 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

It may not happen every day but it happens way too often. Just the day before i read about officers shooting a pit after he put his owner in the hospital. Ya read that--his owner! And the dumber one is, the more he thinks he needs a pit bull. Something must be done.

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