VIOLENT DOG LUNGES AT TOY POODLE NAMED ELVIS, RIPS EARS IN FRONT OF DINERS!
LIVES IN HIALEAH. PITBULLS ARE BANNED IN MIAMI-DADE…COULD BE DESTROYED…
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A violent pitbull — inexplicably permitted to sit with patrons at Yard House in Boca Raton — lunged for a small dog in a stroller sitting at a nearby table. The dog, as seen on the video, apparently rips off the ear of the small dog.
The horrifying scene, captured by Instagram user PPV_TAHOE, played out over the weekend of June 10th but was just released via social media. Viewers of the video hear diners scream and call for to the vicious pitbull to be “put down.”
Amidst screams and cries, a man — possibly the dog’s owner — body slams the dog to the ground, then tries to hold it as diners continue to scream in sheer terror. No human appeared to be injured in the attack.
[There is new information. Read our update from Tuesday, June 21, 2022 here.]
Dogs continue to be a problem at restaurants across South Palm Beach County, often brought by owners who treat them as children. Dogs are frequently seen defecating, urinating, and just being unsanitary in areas where food is served.
Boca Raton Police tell BocaNewsNow.com that the owner of the pitbull is identified as Robert Garcia of Hialeah. According to police: “Robert stated that he unhooked his dog from his leash to secure him to the nearby wall while he ate lunch. Robert lost control of his dog and immediately ran toward the toy poodle, which was sitting in a mobile dog cart. He witnessed the dogs fighting for approximately 20 seconds and was ultimately able to separate the dogs. He immediately placed his dog on the leash and secured him in his vehicle. Robert`s dog is a brown (pit bull), male, unknown age, 87 lbs, named Don, and is current on all shots.” (Authorities tell BocaNewsNow.com that an early version of the police report listed the dog as a ”bulldog” but that it was a mistype as data was entered into the computer system).
The officers called Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control — which is protocol. That department turned the case over to Miami-Dade County Animal Control which has jurisdiction over the pitbull — it lives in Hialeah. We reached out to Miami-Dade County Animal Control and are awaiting a statement. Pitbulls are BANNED in Miami-Dade County, which means the animal could be destroyed. We are also awaiting a statement from Yard House, owned by Darden Restaurants.
Many homeowner associations across South Florida, and in Palm Beach County, ban “dangerous dogs” like this pitbull. [THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST].
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