Tuesday, April 11, 2006



In London, a bull mastiff attacked a two year old child. It's jaws locked on and nothing could get that dog to let go.



First the father of the two year old kid stabbed the dog four times with a bread knife.

Then the cops arrived and hit the dog with blasts from a 50,000 volt Taser gun.

Mitch, the bull mastiff, continued his attack.

Police marksmen unloaded a couple of shots into the dog from a Glock 9mm and then waited to see if the dog would let go, or go down.

Mitch stayed upright. They fired again, same thing. More bullets hit the dog, Mitch wouldn't go down.

The father of child, and owner of the dog, couldn't believe what he was seeing, neither could the police marksmen.

"Mitch kept getting up and wouldn't die. It was a nightmare," the father was quoted as saying in the UK's Daily Mail.

The police cotinued to fire, emptying a whole clip into the mutt.

Eventually bullet number 17 saw Mitch slump to the ground and die.

The kid, Nicholas, only spent one night in hospital and suffered no serious injuries.

Almost as disturbing as the dog attack is the fact that police marksmen who couldn't kill the dog, at first, were officers from Scotland Yard's CO19 specialist firearms squad.

This is the same squad that blew apart Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes on the London Underground last year, in the wake of the July 7 terrorist attacks.

They unloaded eight shots into Menezes in front of screaming witnesses, most of those bullets went straight into his head.

The CO19 are supposed to be specially trained to take out would be suicide bombers with what is known in the biz as the "Shot Of Excellence." One single shot that reportedly can sever the spinal cord and stop any detonation.

Well, that was the theory anyway.

Mitch, the dog they couldn't kill, might send them all back for a second look at the whole "Shot Of Excellence" concept.

Go here to read the full story.

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