Dad RONALD PATTON brought his 5-year-old daughter to a dog fight where pit bulls fought to the death--loser dogs were killed in a crude execution chamber. Hmm, never thought a dog fight was an especially age-appropriate activity for a kindergartner, but could be wrong. Wonder if dad was supposed to be babysitting that night?
Father brings 5-year-old to dog fight, he and six others arrested
August 10, 10:43 AM
Chicago Crime Examiner
What kind of person enjoys watching dogs fight to the death?
What kind of person brings his 5-year-old daughter to watch dogs fight to the death?
These are just a few of the unsettling questions hanging over the story of a raid on a dog fighting operation in Kankakee County this weekend.
The Cook County Sheriff's Department says more than 40 officers from various agencies surrounded a farm in Hopkins Park after developing information on a dog fight Saturday night.
Seven people were arrested and nine badly scarred pit bulls were seized. Police also confiscated $20,000 in cash.
There are reports police also found a crude "execution chamber" to kill dogs that lost their fights.The Chicago Tribune quotes authorities who say the chamber consisted of jumper cables hooked up to a battery to shock the dogs to death.
Among those arrested, Ronald Patton, 50 of the 3800 block of West 18th street in Chicago. He's accused of bringing his 5-year-old daughter to the fight.
Deitrick Dunnigan, 28 of the 14900 block of Paulina in Harvey is charged with felony dog fighting.
Here are the five arrested and charged with attending a dog fight, which is a misdemeanor.
Dextin Bryant, 20, Chicago (also faces obstruction of justice charge)
Darren Grier, 28, Bloomington
Markeese Lews, 23, Chicago
Kenneth Riley, 38, Chicago
Larue Jackson, 50, Chicago