Update: Multiple Pit Bulls Involved in Deadly Mauling
Posted on Jul 2, 2015 – by Lauren Lanmon
PECOS – Police are still investigating after an 83-year-old Pecos man was mauled to death by three Pit Bulls. The Pecos Police chief says this is the first time he has ever seen anything like this in his 30 years of being in law enforcement.
83-year-old Norberto Legarda had made plans to help out his relatives for a few days while they were out of town by feeding their dog. But, just before 10 a.m. the simple task of helping his family turned terribly wrong, and shook an entire neighborhood.
“It’s a crazy day,” said David Vajil, the man who dialed 911.
David Vejil walks his block every morning, but this day was different, his footsteps and the usual sound of traffic was drowned out by a sound he will never forget. “I heard a real horrible noise. Real horrible.”
Then, it was what he saw, three pit bulls in the backyard of his neighbor’s home attacking their Labrador retriever.
“I looked around and got a stick, and boom, boom I hit them in the head and that didn’t do nothing, so I started to poke them and was yelling at them you SOB’s and all that kind of stuff,” said Vajil.
Vajil felt it was time to leave and when he turned around, that’s when he found the unexpected. “I looked back and saw the man lying face down and I said ‘Lord have mercy’, then I dialed 911.”
“I looked back and saw the man lying face down and I said ‘Lord have mercy’, then I dialed 911.” CBS 7’s Lauren Lanmon speaks exclusively to an eyewitness.