And her dog too

Erik McCormick, 45, allegedly went to his girlfriend’s home twice on Wednesday and was arguing with her.

On the second trip, he allegedly hit her several times. When she ran out of the home to escape him, he reportedly chased after her, knocked her to the ground, sat on her and hit her again.

But outside she had a champion. She owned a pit bull. The pit bull came to her defense. Erik McCormick allegedly hit the pit bull and pinned it to the ground, and threatened to kill it.

The girlfriend got a 12 gauge shotgun from her home and held it on McCormick, ordering him to leave the property. But McCormick reportedly continued the confrontation, at one point jumping a fence and charging her.

She ordered him to stop but when he continued to come toward her, she shot the ground in front of him. She took the dog and went to a neighbors home. McCormick allegedly went to the neighbors also and began pounding on the door. The neighbor talked to McCormick and he left.

Police later arrested McCormick and took him to the hospital, where he was treated for dog bites and had 6 shotgun pellets removed from his leg. McCormick is being held on charges of suspicion of harassment and animal cruelty.    



  1. Becky J said,

    December 10, 2006 at 12:43 am

    I too am a survivor of domestic violence, when i felt i was safe enough to live on my own, i went and bought the best friend and best protection a person in my situation could have, two pit bulls, they made me feel safe and also were the best medicine i could of had, and to this day, almost 7 years later, i still own pit bulls, and let me tell you there look alone is all that is needed, they are such great companions. Im glad that that woman had her champion he probably saved her life that day!!!!!!!!

  2. Soobs said,

    December 10, 2006 at 12:53 am

    “Suspicion of harassment?” Are they kidding? That’s IT? I’m shocked, truly.

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