Sunday, July 12, 2009

Idaho: Neighbor shoots loose pit bull

Boise, Idaho

From the Idaho Statesman of July 12, 2009
Neighbor shoots loose pit bull

Police say an Ada County man shot and killed an attacking pit bull.

Josh Hobson says he was responding to pleas of help from a jogger on Saturday night. Armed with his shotgun, he says he shot one of two dogs as it turned on him.

Neighbors say the jogger, with his own dog, were running down the sidewalk when the two pit bulls ran out an open door and across the street, snarling and barking. The jogger took refuge in a pickup truck.

Ada County officers say Hobson did nothing wrong. Deputy Nicole Hudson says the dogs were in Hobson's yard and threatening another person or animal, so the shooting was justified.

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