Worcester Man Won’t Be Charged With Killing Pit Bull

WORCESTER (AP) — A Worcester man who fatally stabbed a pit bull he says was attacking his family’s dog will not face charges.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Geoffrey Lewis stabbed his neighbor’s pit bull in the stomach Thursday because the dog was coming after his pet Akita in his yard and he feared it would go after other family members. The Lewises say the pit bull has acted aggressively toward them in the past.

The incident came a day before new tough restrictions on pit bull ownership took effect in the city.

Police tell the Telegram & Gazette that animal control officers determined no charges would be filed because the unlicensed, unleashed pit bull was the aggressor.

The dog’s owner, Chevon Felker, says her dog was trying to play and there was no need to stab it.

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  • Lori

    Why was ANY dog (let alone a pit bull) going around without being on a leash? I feel bad when any animal is put down (in any form or fashion) however this man was protecting his family and his own dog.

  • emom

    and they say it was going to play , what it is a child going over to a friends house , is she delusional, really what did she set up a play date but forgot to tell the other dog owner, I am sorry if I saw an aggressive dog I probably would do almost anything to protect my family , when will people realize you can not know when or if a animal will all of a sudden turn on someone, Oh and please those of you that make the statement OH HER/SHE is very gently and loves people all it takes is a bad day and that animal can and will turn on anyone wven its own, we see these kinds of stories every time. so MUZZLE IT and LEASH IT. even if its in your own yard. Oh and please put a fence for which it can not get over and make it difficult for it to dig under. Otherwise someone else will do this same thing, If you truely love your animals protect them at all cost and protect others from potential harm , By the way its a law to leash your pet or keep them in your yard, if they are loose, they are a danger, and you cant protect anyone if they run loose.

  • 2boysmama

    The dog as unlicensed, probably didn’t have shots, the owners, negligent. If I were the owner of the akita, I would sue the owners of the pitbull.

  • P.S.

    Trying to PLAYYYY???? What a low class MORON.

  • Lucy

    I really hate lazy and irresponsible pet owners. There is NO EXCUSE. If you are going to own and care for animals then DO THE WORK. Hey – some parents can’t be bothered to parent because it resembles and looks like WORK.

    The animals and children suffer because some just can’t be bothered to work.


    I have children and pets. It’s hard work but it’s rewarding. I wouldn’t have it any other way. So sick of hearing about animals and children paying the price for others’ real selfishness and laziness and EXCUSES.

  • Lucy

    The internet is a tremendous resource for getting information on WHAT to do and HOW to do. You can connect with other people to get others’ experiences and suggestions. There is NO EXCUSE. DO IT.

    Take care of your pet. Take care of your child. Do Something.

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