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Apr 6, 2018

Boy Mauled and Disfigured by Marauding Rottweiler

Jase Brown

Three-year-old Jase Brown of Belmopan is in a bad way tonight, after suffering a sudden and vicious attack by a Rottweiler. He had gone out walking with his father in the Orchid Garden area on Tuesday and on their way home the canine came out of nowhere and bit the toddler repeatedly until he and his father took cover. Darren Brown recounts the fateful meeting in this report by Aaron Humes. Please note that some images used in this story are graphic and viewer discretion is advised.

 

Aaron Humes, Reporting

Dogs are known proverbially as “man’s best friend”. But in the wrong circumstances, they can turn with vicious precision into our worst enemies. It happened to young Jason Brown, known as Jase, and his father Darren, who were attacked by a Rottweiler while arriving home.

 

Darren Brown, Father of Victim

“I was taking Jase home around six o’clock, and as soon as we got out of the vehicle – usually, I would take him on a little walk because  he liked to ask, “Daddy, let’s do an adventure!” So I would just take him on a walk on the street. And as soon as we got on the street, I saw this dog coming, just trotting, and as it came closer it got into attack mode. And I saw that this dog was targeting Jase instead of me, so quickly I picked him up to try to hover over him and protect him, and the dog came viciously. And as soon as I picked him up and I turned to have him the furthest from the dog; the dog leaped toward us and in the air it changed position and bit him in his ear, the back of the head and over his ear. And his ear was pierced and slightly severed.”

 

According to Brown, the kick he aimed at the dog failed to stop him as he came at the child, and he was forced retreat and to take up a weapon to defend himself and his son. But the canine attacker was relentless and unceasing, and his owner not of much help.

 

Darren Brown

Darren Brown

“He attacked several times; and after I fight him off he would run around in a circle and attack from different angles. And eventually he came from the back – because I turned my back and we were at the end of a drain and he went into my back and it pushed us into the drain. And there I fell on my knee and right beside my hand, there was a piece of board about twenty inches, so I picked that up and that is what helped me, because after that the dog charged us about ten more times, and I just timed him when he was coming and hit him in the head. Every time I hit him I retreated about three steps backwards to get closer of the main entrance to the home until we could get inside. When we got inside the dog was still at the door, and the owner was trying to hold the dog but she was unable. Didn’t have any command of the dog, because she was calling his name and trying to get the dog under control, but she didn’t have any control of the dog.”

 

Little Jason sustained bite marks to the lower back and severe maiming of his right ear, and three large gashes on his left arm. He is expected to make it but there is a slight chance, about ten percent, that he may lose his right ear. But the experience is traumatizing, according to his father.

 

Darren Brown

“I am concerned about the trauma, because he’s three years old, but even when he is asleep every time he still – I think he is replaying it in his mind, and even me as the dad, I’m glad I was there to protect him, because sometimes it is his sister or his brother who would take him on that walk. God just allowed me to be there to protect him.”

 

Aaron Humes reporting for News Five.

 

Jase is admitted at the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan. The dog’s owner says it plans to euthanize the animal after veterinary tests and is paying for the boy’s medical expenses. They insist it is the first such attack, but Brown, who owns two dogs himself, reminds that such dogs should be kept safely leashed when being walked, and in proper enclosures at home.

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1 Response for “Boy Mauled and Disfigured by Marauding Rottweiler”

  1. Mike G says:

    Will charges be filed against the dog owner? Reckless endangerment at the very least.

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