Crisencio Aliado (52) – Honolulu, HI – Killed By 2 Loose Pit Bull-Mixes (7/29/16)

Homeless man killed by dogs owned by Kalihi business

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A homeless man was mauled to death by two dogs in Kalihi.

The Honolulu medical examiner says Crisencio Aliado, 52, died from multiple dog bite wounds.

Aliado’s body was found at around 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, on a stream bank near Marukai, along Kamehameha Highway.

Two dogs were found at the scene. The Hawaiian Humane Society says they are currently in its custody, as requested by the Honolulu Police Department.

But what triggered the attack?

The investigation is currently classified as an “unattended death” as police try to piece together what happened.

Witnesses say it happened behind Containerland, a party supply warehouse.

“There was a dead body. A guy was mauled. It looked like his leg and his head was all bloody,” said a witness.

Aliado’s friend, Norbert Cardoza, picked up the clothes he says Aliado was washing in the stream at the time of the attack.

“He was the most mild-mannered person you could meet. Didn’t bother nobody. Just that he was homeless,” said Cardoza.

The owners of Containerland did not want to go on camera, but confirmed the two dogs under the Humane Society’s care belong to them.

They say the family pets somehow got outside of the fenced warehouse, and that the dogs — pit bull mixes — are typically “well-mannered.”

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Dogs linked to July mauling death remain in owners’ care

By Allyson Blair, Reporter

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –

A wooden cross sits on the Kalihi Stream bank where Crisencio Aliado died.

He was last seen collecting cans here just before 6:30 p.m. on July 29. Twenty minutes later, a passerby discovered his mangled body. Two dogs with blood-stained faces were found nearby.

Those dogs were returned to their owners after the mauling death, in a situation that community members say is concerning.

“The dogs are back in the community. We don’t know exactly where they are,” said City Councilman Joey Manahan, who represents the area.

The dogs, both pit bull mixes, belong to the owners of Containerland. Investigators say the dogs got loose through a hole in the fence.

“Just imagine being bitten to death. This was horrible,” said attorney Richard Turbin. “These people who kept these dogs certainly didn’t intend it, but in this situation the owners were incredibly negligent because there was a hole in the fence.”

A 13-page autopsy report says Aliado was covered in deep gashes and puncture wounds. Skin on his head, arms and legs had been ripped off, and there were tears on his skeletal muscles.

The report also says the dogs attacked two other people in 2013 after coming out of an opened gate in the same area.

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Dogs that reportedly mauled homeless man to death are released to owners

The Hawaiian Humane Society released two dogs today to their owners after the dogs allegedly mauled a homeless man to death in Kalihi.

Suzy Tam, Humane Society spokeswoman, said police authorized the Humane Society to release the dogs as long as the owners could safely contain the dogs at home.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 52-year-old Crisencio Aliado and said he was homeless. Aliado died on July 29 of multiple dog bite wounds, the office said. His manner of death was pending further investigation.

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2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Homeless Man Killed by Pit Bull-Mixes Owned by Honolulu Business reports

Dogs Returned to Owners
UPDATE 08/12/16: It was announced this week that Honolulu authorities released the two pit bull-mixes that killed a homeless man back to their owners. On July 29, the two pit bulls escaped the fencing from the dog owners’ business, ContainerLand, and fatally attacked 52-year old Crisencio Aliado who was washing his clothes in a nearby stream. Police are apparently waiting on a formal report from the medical examiner’s office before taking any further action.

“Normal” dog owners would have relinquished the dogs to authorities to be euthanized after a fatal attack. An antisocial dog owner would not.

There appears to be no state or local statute that allows police to impound and euthanize a dog that kills a person when a case lacks evidence supporting criminal charges. So in Honolulu, when a dog escapes its owner’s property and kills a person on public property, no criminal charges apply unless the dog was previously declared dangerous. That is not uncommon in other states, but lacking the authority to impound and euthanize a dog that kills a person is uncommon.

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“Misunderstood Nanny Dogs” by J Thomas Beasley today. From the book – Page 40 & 41:

“John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller carried out a series of selective breeding experiments at the Jackson Laboratories in Bar Harbor, Maine. By happy chance, their results revealed a simple rule that seems to work. Their general conclusion was that a mixed breed dog is most likely to act like the breed that it most looks like.

Thus, the conclusion to be reached is that if it looks like a pit bull, it probably is a pit bull. Which is why most breed-specific legislation is aimed at the “pit bull class” of dogs that includes its close mixes. Pit bull mixes that look a lot like pit bulls have most of the same personality and genetic traits of pure bred pit bulls, and should be regulated the same way.”

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American Pit Bull Terrier

The ‘bull and terrier’ type was originally developed in England in the early 19th century. The lineage goes back to the mastiff / molosser types, including what we now call the Olde English Bulldogge, that were used for bear-, bull- and horse-baiting from the 12ththrough the 18th century. This isn’t the bear-baiting we think of today, when hunters feed bears in order to bring them out in the open to shoot them. Rather, the bear, bull or horse was confined in a public arena where the mastiff ‘bulldogs’ would slowly tear them apart alive for the public’s amusement1,2,3,4,5.

The popularity of this ‘sport’ declined as education became more emphasized in urban society of the Industrial Revolution and literacy among the population grew (from about 30% in the 17th century to 62% by 1800)6.  The ‘sport’ was banned altogether by Act of Parliament in 1835.

The lovers of blood ‘sports’ turned to dogfighting to satisfy their fancy, breeding the large, mastiff-type bulldogs to smaller working terriers to get dogs both smaller and more agile, easier to keep and to hide, but just as willing to attack and fight to the death. With the rise of the kennel clubs and the desire to distinguish dogs by looks and pedigree as well as by performance, this ‘bull and terrier’ type eventually divided into many official breeds. They all share the same ancestry and function, distinguishing themselves mostly by slight differences in appearance.


The American Pit Bull Terrier is, like all the ‘bully’ breeds, one of this group of descendants of the British ‘bull and terrier’ type fighting bulldogs. Once imported into the United States, it was bred up to be bigger again, and again used in baiting animals and in dogfighting. The American Kennel Club (founded 1884) was unwilling to register these fighting dogs, so in 1898 the United Kennel Club was founded specifically to register working pit-fighting dogs and to promote dogfighting. In order to be registered, a dog had to first win three pit fights7,8,9. The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) became a ‘breed’. As dogfighting declined in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, Colby (the most famous and prolific breeder of these dogs) began to search for a new market and began promoting the APBT as family pets10,11. This despite the fact that his breeding lines included child killers12.

Learn more about the American Pit Bull Terrier

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