Newly launched proof pictures and an investigation report element a vicious canine assault on a United Parcel Service driver final month.
Investigators have handed the case over to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Workplace, which is now contemplating felony canine chew costs.
On September thirteen, Orting Valley firefighters and Pierce County Animal Management arrived at a gated property on 116th Road East close to Puyallup.
It’s a enterprise that works on FedEx supply vans.
However the sufferer, on this case, works for UPS. Kevin Backlund, a UPS driver, entered the yard to ship a package deal, and 4 pit bulls attacked him.
In a radio dispatch recording, a dispatcher stated, “He is a UPS driver and he is been attacked by 5 pit bulls which are nonetheless presently outdoors. He is locked outdoors of a trailer on the property.”
Backlund jumped on the again of a flatbed trailer to attempt to get away from the canine.
“I noticed the person up on the trailer,” stated neighbor Brittney Soderland. “I did not know what to do. I wasn’t going to go in there.”
Soderland stated she noticed blood on the driving force’s legs and arms. The photographs of the scene trace at how dangerous his accidents have been. They present blood stains on numerous items of kit within the yard, together with two blood-stained boots.
PHOTOS: Scene of pit bull assault on UPS driver (Warning: blood seems in pictures)
The incident report from Orting Valley Hearth and Rescue stated: “The driving force was coated in blood, on prime of a small trailer (four’ off the bottom) and had 1 of the pit bulls latched on his leg.”
In line with the report, an unidentified lady standing outdoors the gate advised the firefighters, “The driving force was trespassing and kicked certainly one of my canine. They will kill him.”
“Did not need them on the property, did not permit them on the property,” stated Chief Zane Gibson of Orting Valley Hearth and Rescue.
Gibson stated when the lady refused to open the gate, the responders had no different selection however to ram it.
“The battalion chief noticed him, feared for his life. That is why he made the choice to ram the gate and get him…