Man Arrested For Using Machete To Defend Against Pit Bull

ISLETON (CBS13) – A pit bull attacked another dog right in front of a frightened family, but when the father of the family grabbed a machete and tried to help out, he ended up under arrest on animal cruelty charges.

“My baby, he was almost attacked by the pit bull,” said Karla Chavez, the suspect’s wife.

Chavez was concerned that her neighbor’s pit bull was coming after her four children while they were playing in front of their Isleton home.

“It was really, really sad,” said Chavez.

She says at that the same moment there was a friendly stray dog, a German Shepard, that was visiting their family in the front yard.

“He’s a nice dog. I feed him and everything,” said Chavez.

She believes the German shepherd intercepted the pit bull before he could get the to the kids

It was a dog fight.

“And so I try to put all the kids on the trampoline because they were fighting in here,” said Chavez.

Karla’s husband, Juan Loza, couldn’t pull the dogs apart. The children panicked.

“Some of them were crying. Some of them were yelling, ‘stop, stop,’” said Chavez.

Juan was so concerned about his children’s safety that he attacked the dog with a machete.

“He had a machete,” said Chavez.

Juan does not speak English very well, but says he struck the pit bull along his back, only that didn’t slow the dog down. At that same time another fight broke out.

Karla says the owners of the pit bull, three women, were so angry about their dog being hit with the machete that they attacked her.

“They hit this just one eye, but they scratched me. They pulled my hair. They kicked my back. They hold my feet,” said Chavez, pointing to her bruises.

The kids were safe, but when deputies arrived, they took Karla’s husband to jail for animal cruelty.

“He has a court date,” said Chavez.

It’s unclear whey the neighbors didn’t also go to jail for assault. We’re still hoping to hear from sheriff’s department.

The owners of the pit bull were not available to comment.

Juan says he’d rather go to jail for animal cruelty than see any of his children hurt.

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  1. Plasticman says:

    You morons that have pit bulls? You won’t have to worry about a machete with me. A .44 Magnum will blow that stupiid dog’s head clean off. And I would laugh while I do it.

  2. cmorno says:

    Good going cops. Why is this guy in jail? Why aren’t the owners facing charges for having a dog off leash and for assault and battery? Especially a pit bull. Isleton is in Sacramento County and as far as I know all dogs are to be on leash. Something is not correct here.

    Like Plasticman states, a gun will do the trick.

    1. JHM says:

      Does anyone know what jurisdiction the police persons that arrested Mr. Loza are from. This story has an Isleton dateline, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it was inside the city limits. Anyone know whether these were Isleton police or Sacrament County deputies?

  3. Bob says:

    Both owners should be cited for unleashed dogs. I don’t care if Chavez called the shepherd a stray. If they feed it then it’s their dog. Also, Chavez is most likely an illegal alien and should not be here in the first place. This incident is a text book example of why idiots and dogs don’t belong anywhere near each other.

    1. JHM says:

      It is not illegal for a dog to be in your front yard without a leash. In some jurisdictions it is illegal to walk a dog–down the street, or in a park–without a leash.

      Even before you get to the legalities, a pit bull treating someone else’s yard as if it was part of the dogs “territory” is very much a problem. Any dog large enough and strong enough to be an effective “watch dog” needs to be trained that the dog’s “territory” includes only the owner’s house and back yard.

    2. Bob's republican boyfriend says:

      Bob is a perfect example of why inbreds should use thimbles for condoms when attacking their mothers.

      1. Bob says:

        Hooray for the police. The three women are white. The police have to protect white people. The three witches were minding their own business. That lone woman beat herself. Cops and klan work hand in hand. Go, Republinazis!

  4. JHM says:

    Does anyone know what jurisdiction the police persons that arrested Mr. Loza are from. This story has an Isleton dateline, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it was inside the city limits. Anyone know whether these were Isleton police or Sacrament County deputies?

  5. HELEN says:

    This did not occur in the city limits of Isleton. The responding agency was the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office not the Isleton Police Department.

  6. liberal hater says:

    Since our lame politicians like making lame laws, outlaw pitbulls you idiots.

  7. Concerned Citizen says:

    I am a dog lover, and I have always had well behaved pit bulls. That said, there are many irresponsible owners of pit bulls, that do not train their dogs, or contain them to THEIR yards, and a lot of inbreeding is being done to produce these dogs fast, with horrible results. Since when is a mans right to protect his family, and a dog inside his yard less importantant than a loose, attacking dog’s rights?

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