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July 18, 2005

Just Plain Weird

From The Sacramento Bee:

Woodland police have arrested a man discovered skinning a pit bull, his hands drenched in blood, law enforcement officials said.

Officers called to the scene Saturday found transient John Hummer, 47, alongside a Woodland gas station skinning the dog with a knife, said Sgt. Davis of the Woodland Police Department.

. . .

The dog was dead at the scene and already partially skinned, he added.

Animal control officers collected the body and determined that the dog had several puncture wounds and had died within the previous hour, said Davis.

The dog had no collar and the owners are unknown, according to Davis.

Hummer was charged with maliciously and intentionally killing a dog, a felony, and booked into the Yolo County Jail, Davis said.

i'm no fan of pit bulls, but that's just freaky. There's some real weirdos in this part of California. i wonder if he was going to make himself a coat?

Posted by annika, Jul. 18, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: The Huh? Files


Pit bulls are evil, but intentionally manipulating the carcass of any animal is a great sign of mental imbalance.

"Land of fruits and nuts" indeed. :P

Posted by: Mark on Jul. 18, 2005

That bum coulda got at least a couple of dollars at the nearest Korean resturant.

Posted by: Kyle on Jul. 18, 2005

Sheesh, you mean you don't knife pitbulls, skin them and eat their livers raw? Shit everyone does it down here when it gets over 100 degrees?

Posted by: Casca on Jul. 18, 2005

Eeek! I'm not a big fan of pit bulls either, but gah. That is too freaky.

On the brightside, maybe he's like the freak in Silence of the Lambs and decided he'd try it out on pit bulls first. Good thing he's in custody.

Posted by: Amy Bo Bamy on Jul. 18, 2005

I wonder if there is more to it than what they are saying? Because if he was a transient I don't see why he wouldn't kill and eat a dog? If he has a way to cook it, it would be a lot better than digging through trash cans for spoiled food. If I were homeless I'd eat a dog before I would beg for food or money that's for sure.

Now if he was just mutilating it and playing with the body parts that is an entirely different story.

Posted by: Andy on Jul. 18, 2005

Damn! You're getting some interesting readers around here Anni. I'm making chili, and in honor of this story, and Andy's views on self-reliance, I'm going to name it "Anni's Dead Dog Chili". I just need to find a pitbull.

Posted by: Casca on Jul. 18, 2005

i ate a pit bull liver once

with some fava beans and a nice chiaaanti


Posted by: annika on Jul. 18, 2005

LMAO, you made my liver hurt!

Posted by: Casca on Jul. 18, 2005

I oppose the death penalty, save for cretins like this fellow. As a former pit owner, I'm in the "no bad pit bulls, only bad pit bull owners" camp...

Posted by: Hugo on Jul. 19, 2005

How's about a death penalty for pit bulls?

Posted by: Mark on Jul. 19, 2005