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Pit bull bites arm of police officer

August 1, 2006

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A pit bull attacked a Lawrence Police officer Friday night in the 300 block of Mississippi Street, according to a report.

The officer, Warner Stumpenhaus, was called to the area about 8 p.m. because two pit bulls were running loose. He found the dogs and made contact with their 44-year-old owner. They then started to take the dogs around the back of the man's home.

As they were walking around the home, a third dog appeared and lunged at Stumpenhaus. He raised his arm to defend himself and the dog bit him on the forearm, according to a report.

When he was able to shake the dog off, the owner chased it down and put it inside the home. The owner was cited for charges, including having an animal at large and no proof of vaccinations. The dog was quarantined.

Stumpenhaus went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Comments

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 2 months ago

well the lady did just walk up unknown to the dog and reach in her fence to pet her, and you should never approach a dog you do not know that way is common sense.

Berserk 11 years, 2 months ago

Just so you A**holes know, if I see a pitbull roaming around in my yard, or anywhere around public places where there are children...

I am going to kill your dog right there.

I am so tired of these IDIOTS with pitbulls.

Pitbulls have distemper, thier brains become suffocated and squeezed by thier skulls, which do not stop growing, they become angry without cause as they get older.

Keep your dog in your home, or it will suffer for your lack of controll.

You can bet on this promise.

conservative 11 years, 2 months ago

Give the pitbulls to the bunny killers. They're too incompetent to hurt the dogs, but I really wouldn't mind what the dogs would do to those two.

badger 11 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, Berserk, I'm curious as to your definition of 'distemper' and the logic of that whole 'brain-squeezing' thing?

Perhaps you could clarify?

Mostly, the burning question on my mind right now is:

How does 'Stumpenhaus' fit on one of those little name badges? Does he have to have it specially made longer than, say, Officer Smith? And what sort of unkind parent saddles a child with the moniker 'Warner Stumpenhaus'? We're lucky he joined the police force instead of finding a clock tower...

joemite 11 years, 2 months ago

I completely agree with CraZyBeaUtiFuL0707. I know several Pitbulls that are as friendly as any other dog. Unfortunately, many Pitbull owners have ego problems and make up for it by keeping and encouraging mean dogs. Likely some form of animal abuse is happening. Don't ban Pitbulls, punish the owners who neglect their animals.

Janet Lowther 11 years, 2 months ago

Any dog which delivers a bite to a human requiring hospital care, should be shot then and there: No quarantine, no court hearing, just bang.

I realize that would require the victim to make the choice between taking painful rabies shots and taking their chances.

Owners of mean and/or unsocialized dogs are the cause of most of the restrictive regulations urban dog owners (and their dogs) are subjected to.

While I have met some very nice dogs from "dangerous breeds" there have been about as many that my first inclination is to shoot.

I know people who have warned their neighbors who have a vicious dog that if their critter were to attack them it would be shot. Self defense trumps discharging a weapon in the city.

armyguy 11 years, 2 months ago

how bout pitbull for dinner? Isn't there a ban on pitbulls in Lawrence? The city has banned most everthing else, I am supprised they haven't banned pitbulls.

xenophonschild 11 years, 2 months ago

BTW, you fundamentalist Christian conservative Republicans are getting your asses kicked, and good, all across our beloved state.

Life is good, and it's getting better. Find a quiet corner and go wait for your dead Galilean to return, and try not to bother anyone else with your skewered political/social beliefs.

aeroscout17 11 years, 2 months ago

Uh oh, here come the pit bull arguments again....

law 11 years, 2 months ago

Officer Stumpenhaus should have shot that dog.

captainmatt03 11 years, 2 months ago

It's not the dogs fault, that owner should have a lot more done to him than "cited for having an animal at large". If they want to crack down on these dogs running loose causing all this trouble, make that "animal at large" fine about $1,000, then these losers who aren't responsible dog owners will sure as heck keep them under control. They make the rest of us look bad.

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 2 months ago

would he have gotten the ticket if the third dog had not bitten the cop? sounds like he was just rounding up the dogs and getting them back inside with the owner, then chomp time then the ticket.

justsomewench 11 years, 2 months ago

"Mostly, the burning question on my mind right now is:

How does 'Stumpenhaus' fit on one of those little name badges? Does he have to have it specially made longer than, say, Officer Smith? And what sort of unkind parent saddles a child with the moniker 'Warner Stumpenhaus'? We're lucky he joined the police force instead of finding a clock tower..."

badger wins!

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 2 months ago

no dog I have ever had liked cops, or people they did not know walking into the yard, had a lab try to bite an srs worker one time not sure why she was a nice lady.

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