March 29, 2017

"A man has died after being savaged by his dog while being interviewed by a BBC documentary film crew in north London."

"The man, named locally as Mario Perivoitos, 41, was with the film crew at his home in Wood Green on 20 March when his Staffordshire bull terrier attacked, biting him in the neck."

The police say the documentary was "entirely unrelated" and BBC won't say what the documentary was about.


David said...

His own dog? A Staffordshire? Had it been cross bred with a cobra?

robother said...

Isn't the mantra of pit bull owners "there are no bad dogs, just bad owners"?

Nonapod said...

The police confirmed they had visited the house in the past. At the time of his death Perivoitos was the only person allowed into his flat under a three-month closure order. This prohibited him from having people visit the flat on the grounds that it was in danger of being used for disorderly or criminal behaviour, or was likely to cause “serious nuisance” to the public.

Wonder if the doc was/is gonna be about illegal dog fighting or something?

AReasonableMan said...

Never own a dog capable of killing you. It's not so bad if they eat you after you die.

gspencer said...

Reminds me of the old Clouseau "Does your dog bite?"

HoodlumDoodlum said...

AReasonableMan said...Never own a dog capable of killing you. It's not so bad if they eat you after you die.

Norm Macdonald - fight your dog

Michael K said...

Pit bulls. I would not have one.

walter said...

Clearly "nurture" gone wrong, right?
These folks are true believers in the "bull" shit.

Fernandinande said...

Neighbours said his pet Staffie was a 'good dog', but that Mario, of Cypriot heritage, was a troublemaker and would cause a lot of noise and disorder at his flat.

A friend today told how he was 'a good guy' with two masters degrees, one in philosophy, but he suffered with addiction.

His life became more chaotic over the last few years as his father died and his mother, who had dementia, was put into a care home, she said.

But despite reports about a BBC crew interviewing him when it happened, they knew nothing of a film crew being present at the time of the attack.

They said Mario, 41, used to live with his Cypriot mother who is now in a care home.

He was handed a three month Closure Order at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court last month preventing him bringing anyone else back to the flat.
Which Dog Breeds Are Banned In The UK?

1. Pit Bull Terriers /Pit Bull type dogs
Pit Bull types may include the following dog breeds:
American Staffordshire Terriers
Irish Staffordshire Terriers
Irish Blue or Red Nose

(Dog in article:)
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. You are allowed to own this breed of dog in the UK.

2. Japanese Tosa
3. Dogo Argentino
4. Fila Braziliero

Inga said...

I have to wonder what people are thinking when they have these breeds, especially if they have small children.

walter said...

Ironically, many are likely wanting protection. Oops.

Yancey Ward said...

I predict the owner was either into dog-fighting, or he was a drug dealer who had the dog for protection.

walter said...

Darla Napora, Pregnant Pit Bull Advocate Mauled to Death By Her Pit Bull
"But Greg is still holding onto his pit bulls aren’t dangerous thing. He’s forgiven the dog, even though it killed his wife and his baby-to-be. He plans to bury Darla with Gunner’s ashes. "

mockturtle said...

robother asks: Isn't the mantra of pit bull owners "there are no bad dogs, just bad owners"?

Yeah, one of those myths about pit bulls. The should all be destroyed.

Pit Bull Myths

jimbino said...

There is no excuse for allowing folks to keep cats or dogs, seeing that both are responsible as vectors for some 45 zoonoses.

David said...

From Modern Dog Magazine:

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, aka the Staffie, is a smooth-coated, active, and agile dog with great strength for his size. This is a courageous, extremely obedient, highly intelligent, and affectionate breed possessing a sense of humor. This, coupled with the breed’s affection for its friends—children in particular—its off-duty quietness, and its trustworthy stability, makes it a foremost all-purpose dog. He looks forward to daily exercise, and his powerful jaws enjoy a supply of sturdy chew toys. While he is a sweet-tempered, affectionate dog, his strength and determination require an experienced owner who can work with him in a firm but gentle way.

Michael K said...

Especially the powerful jaws.