The following is a story that was just posted on-line by a nearby town's news station. What I first don't understand is a) where was the pit's owner at the time? b) I'd REALLY like to see a photo of the dog, to determine that YES, it was a pitbull. and c) would the officer have used deadly force had a human charged in the same way?
A pitbull is dead after it attacked a Mason City Police officer.
Police responded to a call that two small children were playing in a pool in their front yard and had been charged by a pitbull on the 200 block of 15th Street NW.
Parents were able to get the kids to safety, but when an officer tried to contact the owner, the pitbull attacked him. The officer was forced to shoot the dog.
The police department says charges are pending.