Woman Attacked By 6 Pit Bulls Wants Officer Who Saved Her Life To Be Fired

Rochelle and Arianna Silva said that the officer who helped Rochelle during the attack should have done more.

Taunton, MA – A woman who was attacked by a pack of pit bulls while she was out for a walk said that the police officer who stopped to help save her life should be fired.

The incident occurred on April 27, as Rochelle Silva was walking her daughter’s dog, Ace, along Broadway, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

As she passed by one residence, at least one pit bull managed to escape from the yard.

But when the owner tried to get a hold of that dog, five more ran out.

Rochelle said that the dogs simultaneously attacked her as she held Ace out of their reach.

“All six of them were biting at me,” she said.

“I could feel the chunks coming out of my body,” Rochelle told WLNE. “I thought I was going to die.”

A Taunton police officer was out on patrol, when he spotted the attack in progress, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The pack of dogs had already swarmed the defenseless woman, and the officer was unable to safely discharge his duty weapon without potentially striking her.

Instead, he quickly activated the lights and sirens on his patrol vehicle, which frightened the animals just long enough for the officer and a good Samaritan to get Rochelle into the cruiser.

Some of the dogs then began attacking the patrol car, and tried to attack the officer through a window, WLNE reported.

Rochelle was rushed to a local hospital with bite injuries all over her body.

“I got a bite on my face, bites on my arms," she told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I have a big chunk out of my right leg...behind my knee cap that went right to the bone."

Her daughter, Arianna Silva, said that the injuries were nearly fatal, WLNE reported.

"If it was anywhere else, like in her neck, or anywhere on her upper body, she probably would have died," Arianna said.

Rochelle needed over 100 stitches and multiple skin grafts to treat her injuries.

Ace was fatally injured during the attack, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The good Samaritan suffered a minor injury due to a bite.

Although the officer’s quick-thinking provided a brief window for Rochelle’s rescue, she and her daughter declared that he should have done more.

“I don’t want him to be working as a police officer who’s supposed to protect and serve,” Rochelle told WLNE. “I want him fired.”

Arianna claimed that the officer got back into his vehicle and locked the doors instead of jumping into the fight.

"You have a whole waistband full of weapons," she railed. "You could've shot the dogs individually, you could have tased them.”

It was unclear whether or not the Silvas placed any blame on the owner of the animals for the unprovoked attack.

The pit bulls were seized by animal control, and were placed in quarantine pending a hearing with their owner.

Turtleboy Sports pointed out a a GoFundMe campaign established to collect donations for Rochelle’s recovery has raised nearly $5,000.

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Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

What a DISGUSTING thing to say and do by this female. She is an Ungrateful, disgusting person.

Bhosad
Bhosad

Ungrateful woman, should have let the animals eat her dumb ass

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Biatch please!!! There's nothing pleasing you entitled low IQ people!! You are nothing but professional victims!! Your ignorant asses are so predictable though. Hark, do I smell a ghetto lottery coming? Smdh!!

hawkmon
hawkmon

You can't fix stupid and, in this case, ungrateful. Hopefully any prosecutor approached by this nitwit will laugh it off

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

He should have shot that ungrateful Beatty instead. And no worries about the hospital. No doubt that hag is on MassHealth.

Cwret
Cwret

I suspect she is just looking for someone with deep pockets to sue, since I doubt the dog’s owner had any money or insurance. Sure the race card will be next.

maggiemoo1312
maggiemoo1312

What kind of fresh hell is this??? It just keeps getting worse and worse. Where will the stupidity and insanity stop?????

Interested bystander
Interested bystander

The story states he couldn't shoot without possibly hitting her. That probably goes for tasing as well. The officer found a quick solution. She was helped

This officer deserves a commendation for quick thinking. Officer you did good. I hope the owner of the dogs gets a wake up up call.

Ma'am I hope your injuries heal. I hope your heart heals first. You owe both the officer and the Samartian a vote of gratitude. They risk becoming targets for you. Get well.

sideout1961
sideout1961

I would't donate a dime to this dirt bag. She'd be dead if it wasn't for this officer

SGT141
SGT141

Just another ignorant statement about an occupation she knows nothing about! People in Hell want ice water! Who cares what she wants? She should just shut up and be glad she's alive!

K-9 319
K-9 319

Boy that's gratitude for you. She should have been thankful that the Officer happened to go by. If he safely couldn't discharge his fire arm, his options were very limited. Hope his Department stands by him. This isn't an uncommon happening. I was once investigated for not helping a fellow Officer. Problem was I had a patrol dog and could not safely help the Officer without the chance of him getting bit. It worked out o.k. as the Officer was able to distance himself and the dog took the suspect down.

shezakat
shezakat

ungrateful both...he should have left you to die...made gig food out of you

Danimyl
Danimyl

Had he shot her while trying to shoot the dogs he undoubtedly would have been sued. Lose Lose situation for the officer. Should have just let her make lunch for the dogs.

Frisker9
Frisker9

Clearly someone in this story is in desperate need of money. There is no reason that she should have this attitude against this officer. Shes lucky he stopped to help her. She may be injured but seriously - dont be in it for the money!

JACarr
JACarr

WOW! what a piece of shit

Steve326m
Steve326m

I'm from that area originally and I think she is being very ungrateful. The officer risked grave injury from the second he stepped out of his cruiser. He could have said to himself, "I see nothing" and nobody would have been the wiser but he didn't do that. Yes you should be awarded money but sue the right people. Sue the owner(s) of the dogs. They are the one(s) responsible, not the police. To the TPD officer, TY for your service.

redhead55
redhead55

Gotta realize there are ungrateful young people these days. They were not brought up to respect their peers or parents or know the difference when people are trying to help you and not hurt you. She probably has no respect for the law. If she could come up with a better way herself on how this officer should have done this then please reply to me because it seems that this officer did not even have a split second to react.

ShellyGB
ShellyGB

Maybe she should have avoided walking her dog by a know Pit Bull occupied property.

joey d
joey d

next time the cop should just keep driving

kennyb
kennyb

As a Black Police Officer I think this idiot should be thankful.....All she did was lay there and yell like a 'lil bitch

Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

What an ass! Sad thing is they will pay her too. So stupid!

Truthdontlie
Truthdontlie

Cop didnt want to get killed to save her yet he SAVED HER and kept himself safe..hes GENIUS! THANK GOD FOR COPS WHO RISK THEIR LIVES...Shes obviously OK enough to be an ungrateful bitch!

JBo
JBo

Damned if you do...damned if you don't.

Vigilent
Vigilent

Smells like another ghetto lottery lawsuit in the making.🙄

Truthdontlie
Truthdontlie

Heres your proof..no good deed goes unpunished

drgonzo864
drgonzo864

An officer on patrol saw the attack and stopped. Police say the officer could not use his weapon because the dogs were so close to the victim so he activated his lights and sirens to scare the dogs. Silva recalls a good Samaritan being the one help get her to safety while the officer was in his cruiser.

tnkingskid
tnkingskid

What if he hadn't showed up and helped you at all you POS. You would have been dog food. I am so befuddled by idiots like you. Hope next time you get no help at all.

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

Use a taser?! That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Depending the the department uses the X2 the most shots you get is 2. If they don’t use the X2 all you get is 1. What is 2 taser shots going to do to stop 5 dogs? Nothing. If you’re super lucky and the 2 shots happen to incapacitate 2 dogs you have to continuously make sure to keep cycling to keep them down. You still have 3 dogs biting you and running around. Tasers fail too often especially on dogs. How asinine.

DeathToPitBulls
DeathToPitBulls

He should've let her get eaten, then kill all the dogs, and then arrest the evil dogs' owner for accomplice to murder.

LEO0301
LEO0301

We all see where this is going. She'll hire a lawyer and sue the one with the deepest pockets. Why does it almost always seem to be a certain segment of society that use this tactic?

Mcgver55
Mcgver55

would not give a dime to her go fund me page to this ungrafull POS. All she is looking for is the ghetto lottery

rnchy069
rnchy069

you ungrateful piece of shit he should have left you there to die its scum like you that deserve to die

DC-TX
DC-TX

Ungrateful, lying bitch. The Gofundme doesn't mention one word about the officer saving her ass! Yet even the news link in the Gofundme tells the true story. You think you see some shit ... then you see this. This is sick.

nanato_6
nanato_6

She is alive because of the police officer! No mention of his heroics on the Go Fund Me account whatsoever. What an ungrateful woman. Imagine if he had tried to shoot the dogs and she got shot. There would be hell to pay!!!!! Shame on her.

WAHJR
WAHJR

Considering how ungrateful these people are, it sounds like the officer did far too much in this instance. In retrospect, he should have allowed the dogs to finish what they started.

Crazy Horse Archives
Crazy Horse Archives

Dumb broad. I'm glad she got chomped in light of her ungrateful attitude toward that officer. She is truly a piece of human garbage. I'm glad that officer is okay.

lizr
lizr

so sick of people. nothing is ever good enough. this mother is so lucky that this patrolman was out doing their job and stopped to help. otherwise it could be a totally different scenario. What about the dog owner? the officer has already stated that they were considering the girls safety and that is why they did not shoot the dogs. Go to the dog owner for funds to pay medical bills and care.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

And the winner of the Ghetto Lottery is...................

pammie
pammie

Please are you kidding? SMH!! Officer, if I am ever attacked by dogs I pray that you are there to save my life. How ungrateful can two people be? I have nothing.

Daughter
Daughter

The officer risked his life to save hers...that’s pure hatred and he could have shot and she wouldn’t be here to be so ungrateful...she’s pathetic and I would donate to the officer but not to her...GOD BLESS THAT OFFICER I APPRECIATE YOU VERY MUCH!!! Thank you for all you do❤️

Mavrick711
Mavrick711

Wow! I can't believe how ungrateful she is! After reading this, I would not contribute one penny to help her!

RealSilentNinja
RealSilentNinja

Let the dogs finish what they started.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Cha-Ching! Another one playing a "cop lottery" ticket. F*cking ingrate!

Ziggy89
Ziggy89

Animals don't necessarily react to tazing like this knucklehead thinks. In fact the dogs would likely shake it off and would probably get even more pissed off. Same with "Mace".

The officer showed restraint by not shooting the dogs like in a movie.

In closing, ka-CHING!!!

TheGiantsPrincess
TheGiantsPrincess

Guess her family would have been happier had the officer discharged his weapon, missed the dogs, hit and killed her instead? Then they could have sued the city for a huge payout.

GMMiller
GMMiller

Ungrateful idiot, should have let them eat her.

erictbrown1
erictbrown1

He should have let her get torn up ungrateful hag

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Unfreakinbelievable that this ungrateful witch and her equally ungrateful daughter would want the very one who saved her worthless life, fired. This is today's society.

Snakeman 51
Snakeman 51

SFB, SIP POS!

Lbw654
Lbw654

What a piece of sh*t!! This chick is an idiot!!