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MI: DPD: Suspected dog fighting breeder tortured by masked men

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by Vicki, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Posted:Mar 31 2016 08:54PM EDT
    Updated:Apr 01 2016 07:55AM EDT

    DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit man was tied up, tortured and had his ear cut off. Police say that man was breeding dogs under terrible conditions, and was possibly training them for dog fighting.

    FOX 2 counted at least 16 pit bulls that were emaciated and living outside and in filth. That is in addition to the more than a dozen dogs taken from the basement of the home.

    The 52-year-old dog breeder was feeding his dogs at one of his Detroit properties on Mackay when he was confronted by three armed men wearing ninja masks. His family says he was forced into the home. They tied him and his two tenants up, then proceeded to torture the dog breeder and demand money.
    "My cousin's not a small man, you know what I'm saying. They knew what they were doing," says Marty Johnson, the victim's cousin. "They tied him up; they beat him up pretty bad; broke ribs; broke fingers; stabbed him with ice pics; cut his ear off. It was just messed up."

    Police sources tell FOX 2's Taryn Asher they believe the dog breeder was targeted because of his sophisticated and expensive blue pit breeding operation, which they believe is connected to dog fighting.

    Animal Control removed several dogs from the basement of the home and were on their way back to take the 16 pit bulls FOX 2 saw tied up and living in the backyard.

    The attack was personal and possibly in retaliation.

    "He has wife; he has family; he has kids," says Johnson. "They made an accusation, talking about, 'If we catch your wife and daughter, we are raping them. We're going to do this, we're going to do that.' I mean, c'mon."

    The masked suspects took the victim's ear and his minivan.


  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    holy shit.....
  3. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    Does it make me a bad person that this story doesn't phase me? If the guy was fighting the dogs and making them live in filth. I don't feel bad for him.
    Nataliya82 likes this.
  4. Nataliya82

    Nataliya82 Little Dog

    This story actually made me all warm and happy inside. They should've cut off both ears, imho.
  5. Nataliya82

    Nataliya82 Little Dog

    This is amazing, finally some justice! I want to shake their hands, lol

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