4 dogs euthanized after attacking woman


ATTACKING A YOUNG WOMAN LAST WEEK. A REPORT FROM THE KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RELEASED EARLIER TODAY DETAILS A 19-YEAR-OLD BEING SENT TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER FIVE DOGS REPORTEDLY ATTACKED HER ALONG CRESCENT DRIVE IN SOUTH KNOX COUNTY. A WITNESS TELLING DEPUTIES THE VICTIM WAS GRABBING HER PURSE FROM A HOME IN SOUTH KNOXVILLE WHEN SHE WAS MAULED. WATE 6 ON YOUR SIDE REPORTER KIRSTIE CRAWFORD TALKED WITH THE DOGS’ OWNER WHO SAYS SHE’S NOT DEFENDING THE DOGS AFTER THE TRAUMATIC EVENT. THIS IS HOW RODNEE HAROLD KNEW HER DOGS…NEVER IMAGINING THEY COULD TURN VIOLENT. HAROLD DIDN’T WANT TO GO ON CAMERA BUT SHE DID TELL ME THAT AFTER LEARNING WHAT THEY HAD DONE TO ONE OF HER SON’S FRIENDS…SHE KNEW SHE COULDN’T EVER LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN. DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO THE HAROLD PROPERTY ON FRIDAY…A WITNESS SAYING FIVE DOGS WERE ATTACKING A 19- YEAR-OLD WOMAN. THE VICTIM…RETURNING TO GRAB HER PURSE SHE LEFT AT ONE OF THE TRAILERS IN THAT AREA THE NIGHT BEFORE. WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED…THEY SAY THE VICTIM JUMPED A FENCE…TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM THE ANIMALS. THEY FOUND HER NAKED…HER CLOTHES RIPPED OFF DURING THE ATTACK. SHE REPORTEDLY LOST A LOT OF BLOOD…MULTIPLE BITE WOUNDS VISIBLE ON HER ARMS AND ENTIRE BODY. THE 19-YEAR-OLD… UNRESPONSIVE WHEN E-M-S TOOK HER FROM THE SCENE… HAROLD WASN’T HOME WHEN EVERYTHING HAPPENED…ARRIVI NG AFTER THE VICTIM WAS ALREADY HEADING TO THE HOSPITAL…AND AFTER AN OFFICER SHOT ONE DOG…DEPUTIES SAYING IT WAS CHARGING AT THEM. SHE TOLD OFFICERS THEY HAVE AN INVISIBLE SHOCK BARRIER…. NOT A FENCE. AND AS THE FOUR OTHER DOGS WERE BEING HAULED AWAY…DEPUTIES SAYING HAROLD YELLED THE DOGS WERE DOING THEIR JOBS.’ HAROLD SAYS SHE DOESN’T REMEMBER SAYING THAT… SHE SAYS IT WAS TRAUMATIC SITUATION FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED… AND THAT SHE’S PRAYING FOR THE VICTIM AND HER FAMILY. KIRSTIE CRAWFORD WATE 6OYS. BO: THE DOGS’ OWNER ALSO SAYS SHE AND HER FAMILY DECIDED TO EUTHENIZE ALL FOUR DOGS BEFORE YOUNG WILLIAMS ASKED WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO. WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW THE 19-YEAR-OLD VICTIM IS FARING AFTER THE ATTACK. BO: IN OTHER NEWS — DOCUMENTS WE OBTAINED SHOW A WOMAN TOOK OUT A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST A U-T FOOTBALL PLAYER A MONTH BEFORE HE CAME TO TENNESSEE. NOW MORE THAN A YEAR LATER… THAT SAME PLAYER IS FACING A

2 thoughts on “4 dogs euthanized after attacking woman

  • The 19 year old died. Because you couldn’t keep your dogs in check.
    The owner defends her dogs after they leave a girl dead on the ground by yelling “their just doing their job”how classy. I believe in Human Lives Matter.
    Some people cry about dead squirrels but don’t mind when they hear about people dying.

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