Family's 2 Pit Bulls Kill Man

Sunday, Dec 21, 2008  |  Updated 11:02 AM CDT
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A Rubidoux man is attacked and killed by his family's two pit bulls.
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RUBIDOUX, Calif. -- A Rubidoux man was attacked and killed Friday by his family's two pit bulls, a sheriff's sergeant said.

The attack was reported at 12:10 p.m., according to sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez.

"It appears at this time it is a very tragic accident," Gutierrez said. "Of course this family is very distraught, right before the holidays."

About noon, the grandfather of the house, located at 5787 Kenwood Place, stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. The animals attacked the man unprovoked.

One relative was home at the time of the attack and was unable to stop the dogs. The man died inside the home before paramedics could render any aid.

The dogs were captured and will be euthanized, Gutierrez said.

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