Tulsa, OK – Two women were seriously injured after a pit bull burst through the door of a home and attacked them, not stopping until a bullet was put into the back of the dog’s head.
The women were in a Tulsa neighborhood doing some old-fashioned, door-to-door ministering when they arrived at one home that contained a pit bull that did not appreciate them doing the Lord’s work.
After knocking on the door, the pit bull burst through the door and began attacking the women, biting them in their faces, arms and legs. The dog’s owner and witnesses tried helping, but were unable to get the dog to stop mauling the women.
But Michael Harrell, who was at work a few blocks away, heard the victims’ screams and had two items to stop the dog in its tracks; a conceal-carry permit and a handgun.
After rushing to the home in his truck, Harrell tried getting the dog off of the two women so he could get a clear shot. After about 10 to 15 seconds of yelling at the dog, the pit bull finally quit attacking the women and charged after him.
“I asked the lady, ‘Is this your dog?’ She said yes. I said, ‘Can I shoot it?’ She said yes. And I shot it in the back of the head,” said Harrell.
“There’s absolutely no doubt in mind, after 30-plus years of police experience, that he saved the lives of these two ladies,” said Cpt. Steve Odom with the Tulsa Police Department.
The owner of the dog will not face any criminal charges, but was issued two citations — one for having an un-neutered dog and another for not registering it. In defense of the homeowner, you can see in the following video that the two women had to get to the front door by first going through a gate.Tags: Crime, Oklahoma, pit bull, When Animals Attack