Man stabs pit bull after it attacked his Chihuahua

CONYERS — Two dogs are dead after a man stabbed a pit bull that attacked his Chihuahua, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

RCSO Deputy Chad Stuarte was called to a home on Richard Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. When he arrived he saw a man with blood on his hands and the man’s wife sitting on the ground crying hysterically and holding her Chihuahua.

The man told the deputy that he let his dog outside to relieve itself when a white pit bull from the home next door ran into his yard and attacked the Chihuahua.

“He stated that he attempted to get the pit bull off his dog but it then attempted to bite him,” Stuarte stated in the incident report. “He said the dog grabbed his jacket and that is when he retrieved his pocket knife … and stabbed the dog twice.”

The pit bull released the smaller dog at that point and ran back bleeding to its home, the report states.

The owner of the Chihuahua told the deputy that soon afterward, the pit bull’s owner sent her boyfriend over to his house, at which time the boyfriend allegedly threatened to shoot him.

“He said the male subject reached at his back as if he was going for a gun but continued to curse him out,” Stuarte reported.

The boyfriend reportedly left in a burgundy SUV when the man threatened to call 911.

Deputy Stuarte then went to the home of the pit bull, where he found that dog’s owner sitting at the front door. Stuarte stated he saw large blood spots on the floor that led to the living room where the pit bull was lying on the floor bleeding.

The pit bull owner said she didn’t know how her dog got out of the house and denied she sent anyone over to threaten the neighbor. She admitted later that her uncle had been at the home, but he left earlier, according to the report.

An Animal Control officer arrived and wrote the owner of the pit bull a citation for failure to keep her dog under control. He told her the pit bull would have to be euthanized due to its injuries.

The female owner of the Chihuahua returned home after taking her dog to the emergency vet and said that her dog had died. She then asked for an ambulance due to having chest pains.

After she was transported to the hospital, Deputy Stuarte told the neighbors to stay away from each other and to call the RCSO if either was being threatened.