Dog Kills Owner in Front of BBC Crew

Cameras were not rolling at the time
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2017 12:57 PM CDT
File photo of a staffordshire bull terrier.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – A British man was fatally attacked by his own dog while a BBC documentary crew looked on. The incident occurred on March 20 as the crew was interviewing 41-year-old Mario Perivoitos at his London flat, reports the BBC. However, cameras were not rolling as the man's staffordshire bull terrier suddenly lunged at Perivoitos' throat. He died two hours later at a hospital from loss of blood. The BBC hasn't commented on the subject of the documentary, but the Guardian notes Perivoitos was under a court order not to let anyone inside his flat over suspicions of "disorderly or criminal behavior." Authorities have not decided if the dog will be euthanized. (Read more animal attack stories.)

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