The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Pit bull attacks owners: At 3:46 a.m. on July 4 in the 2000 block of S. 292nd St., A dog attacked two men after they attempted to extricate their dog from a fight with another dog. According to the report, one of the men became trapped by his dog when it cornered him in a bathroom shower. Police killed the dog to allow the man to exit the bathroom. Upon arrival, the responding officer “walked in the open door and immediately saw blood all over the walls, hallway, back bedroom door and kitchen floor.”
The report notes there were four pit bulls in the home, and that the incident began when the elder male pit bull, known as “Homie,” began attacking one of the younger male pit bulls after the younger dog had attacked a cat. One of the owners then attempted to break up the fight between the two dogs, at which time Homie turned on the owner and latched onto the owner’s arm.
The owner yelled at his wife to get a knife to stab the dog to get it to release. The report notes that the owner’s wife stabbed Homie repeatedly in the neck and face to get the dog to disengage from his arm and that eventually the knife broke. Homie eventually released the owner’s arm but then proceeded to trap the owner’s son in the shower before police killed the dog.