Man Accused Of Beating Pit Bull, Assaulting Friend

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The suspect accused of assault and animal cruelty said he had no intention of harming his friend or his dog in an incident that left all three injured and bloodied Sunday.

Theodore Saunders, 50, admitted he had been drinking heavily with his friend and doesn’t remember much of what led up to his pit bull, Lucy, biting him on the chin, creating a large gash.

“Obviously I wasn’t too happy when Lucy bit me and I might have punched her a couple times,” he said. “I guess it was a hammer, they said. I just grabbed whatever was handy.”

The Sacramento Police Department said Saunders swung a hammer at his dog’s head, but missed, smashing his friend on the right side of his head and causing a severe injury to his eye.

“I guess somebody got in the way,” Saunders said. “I’m very sorry that it happened, and I didn’t intend any harm to him. You know, I imagine he was trying to save Lucy.”

Police arrested Saunders for mayhem, felony assault and animal cruelty. The dog was found with a cut on her face but was otherwise in good health.

Saunders says he plans to give the dog away to someone else once he is released.

The suspect’s next court date is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

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  1. bnme209 says:

    ITS FUNNY (SARCASTIC) I WAS READING ABOUT A KID GETTING CUT ON HIS THROAT TODAY. IT SEEMS LIKE PPL NOW A DAYS CARE MORE ABOUT ANIMALS THEN THE KIDS…..WOW…I APOLOGIZE BUT DRUNK OR NOT.. IF A PIT BULL ATTACKS OR COME AT ME AGRESSIVELY…IM PUTTIN IT DOWN. SO TAKE THAT ANIMAL LOVERS..LOL

  2. bnme209 says:

    I LOVE SOME DOG LOVERS…THAT ALWAYS SAY “AHHH HE DONT BITE”…IF HE HAS TEETH HE BITES. i HAVE A SMALL DOG AND I NEVER SAY THAT. DOGS ARE TEM-PER-MENT-AL….AND ANY GIVIN DAY THEY WILL BITE.

  3. cat says:

    When a person becomes aggressive and runs around attacking other people and acting crazy do we say oh poor human …must have been abused ,it’s not his fault he is violent because he was treated poorly ?? Not only do we say his behavior is unacceptable we quickly assure it won’t happen again by incarcerating or whatever . Why do some idiots think pit bulls should be allowed to continue their crimes against society

  4. Barbara says:

    He was Sh*t faced drunk! You don’t know what happened it was HIS OWN PET DOG I SAW HER SHES NOT A KILLER this dude is a violent drunk he managed to beat her bloody and all he got was a scratch on his chin? think about it even his friend was trying to protect the dog would he have if the dog was attacking no he would of been bItten. If a pitt bull is attacking BELIEVE ME he would have a lot more injuries he’s a pile of waste that should eat a gun and leave his helpless animal alone.

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