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Cane Corso Dogs Maul Jogger to Death; Michigan Owners May Be Charged

By    |   Monday, 28 Jul 2014 08:21 PM

Two Cane Corso dogs attacked and killed a 46-year-old Michigan jogger in a neighborhood near the dogs' home Wednesday, and the owners could face charges in the death.

A medic who was nearby when the incident occurred performed CPR on Craig Sytsma, 46, the jogger attacked by the dogs, the Detroit Free Press reported. He died an hour later at the hospital.

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The man was not immediately identified because he had no identification on him. Employees at the place where he worked, Eltro Services, found his car there the next morning and became concerned, and he was identified at that point.

Sytsma had been running on a rural road in Lapeer County and a man mowing his yard saw him and waved, only to find Sytsma in the ditch being attacked by the dogs when he circled the yard the next time, police told the Free Press.

The man yelled at the dogs, who ignored him, and then fired a gun at them, grazing one, and the dogs ran off.

The dogs were surrendered to authorities after the attack by the owners, Sebastiano Quagliata, 45, and Valbona Lucaj, 44, the Free Press said. The two large Cane Corso dogs are expected to be put down. The Cane Corso is an Italian breed that was bred to hunt boars and dogs typically are about 100 pounds.

These two dogs have been involved in previous biting incidents, the Free Press said, one in May 2012 and another in November 2013. One of those cases led to a $20,000 judgment for the injured party, who had her leg torn up in three places.

“They’re a public threat,” a police officer told the Free Press. “They’re beyond rehabilitation.”

“They never in their wildest dreams would have thought anything like this would’ve happened,” Jason Malkiewicz, attorney for the dogs’ owners, told the newspaper Friday. “And their hearts go out to the family.”

Geoffrey Petz told the Flint Journal that he’s dealt with the dogs before and has seen them loose in the neighborhood. When he met one of them that seemed aggressive, he retreated back into the barn.

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Two Cane Corso dogs attacked and killed a 46-year-old Michigan jogger in a neighborhood near the dogs' home Wednesday, and the owners could face charges in the death.
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