Taking a Bite Out of Crime

11 Mar


David Stoddard


David Stoddard and his buddies apparently thought that home invasion robberies were a slick and low risk way of making a living. After all, who would say no to three armed men?

Turns out the family’s pit bull did.


Pit Bull


As the thieves fled, the dog attacked and bit Stoddard on his leg and arm. Tragically, the dog was shot and killed. But the investigators realized that the dog had bitten one of the intruders and swabbed the deceased dog’s mouth for DNA.

Very clever.

The profile matched stellar citizen Stoddard who had been arrested for another crime–the shooting of two women, one a pregnant teenager who died. Didn’t I say he was a stellar citizen?

Of course Stoddard has pled not guilty and his defense, as voiced by his attorney John Sinn, seems to be: “My client indicates that he doesn’t have a recollection of those events.”

Really? I guess we would all forget shooting a 16-year-old mother to be and getting bitten by a pit bull. I mean, really, it could happen, don’t you think?


7 responses to “Taking a Bite Out of Crime

  1. Pat Marinelli

    March 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Yeah, for the family dog. Too bad it cost him his life. I hope the stellar citizen gets life.


  2. Kris

    March 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    So did this stellar citizen also not recollect dog bites to his arm and leg? How does he think they got his DNA? Only thing stellar about him seems to be his lack of intelligence.


  3. Meb Bryant

    March 12, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I do beleve that shooting and killing women and pets can cause amnesia…just like life in prison.


  4. Frank Karl

    March 12, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Actually, I would have expected the VCA to blame the victims and indicate they sic’ed the dog on him and he had to defend himself.


  5. Brenda

    March 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Interesting & good to hear of a tale where the pit bull got the right person! Sad that the dog got killed. Thanks for sharing this.


  6. Cheryl B. Dale

    March 13, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I feel sad for the dog but he did his job well. Hope these crims don’t get off with a few years.


  7. DMS Computer Forensics

    March 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Excellent thinking by checking the dog’s teeth for DNA. Thankfully we have one less murderer off the streets, hopefully for a long long time.



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