CHICAGO (CBS) – Police are trying to find two males who pulled off a weird theft Saturday morning within the South Shore neighborhood. The lads apparently used a canine as a weapon.
Round 4:30 a.m. sufferer was making an attempt to get into his automotive, which was parked alongside E. 67th Avenue close to South Jeffery, when the pitbull and its homeowners got here as much as him. The proprietor unleashed the canine onto him so they might rob him.
The 30-year-old’s black Nissan sedan was nonetheless parked there hours later, however the robbers took his pockets, keys, and cash, and the canine bit his left arm and each legs.
Police say after that, he took himself to the College of Chicago Medical Heart for therapy. He was in critical situation.
“A well-trained canine can cripple you or kill you, easy as that,” mentioned Daniel McElroy, who has been coaching canines for 20 years. “A extremely educated canine that does obedience, that may do aggression on command, and that may reply to threats to their handler,” he mentioned.
This theft used his line of labor for evil.
“I practice safety canines as a result of I need folks to be secure from such a factor, to not be a sufferer to such a factor utilizing a canine,” he mentioned. “It makes the whole lot dangerous.”
He even confirmed CBS 2’s Sabrina Franza how he trains his canines to chew — safely.
“You do generally run into canines which might be simply aggressive canines,” he mentioned. “And if somebody has a canine and so they know they’ve an aggressive canine, maybe they might take him out and launch him on somebody.”
He additionally mentioned it’s fairly unlikely that this pitbull was scared.
“The fear-biting canine, the canine that simply bites as a result of they’re scared. However the canine that bites you as a result of they’re scared goes to chew you after which get area; they need distance.”
CBS 2 requested what the sufferer ought to have executed.
“The easiest way to guard your self is to position your fingers collectively, put them behind your neck, roll right into a ball in much less important areas so you aren’t getting hit in important areas,” McElroy mentioned.
Police are nonetheless on the lookout for these two robbers who attacked the sufferer. The investigation is on-going.