Newspaper carrier attacked by pitbulls

The fight between dogs and mail carriers has become a standard cliché, however, for one Van Buren County newspaper carrier it has become a reality.

According to the Herald Palladium, a newspaper carrier is recovering tonight after being attacked by two pit bulls.

Police say Kimber Valentine was about to deliver a “South Haven Tribune” newspaper to a house on the 78,000-block of 30th Avenue Sunday morning when a pit bull ran up and bit her hand.

While Valentine was able to pull away quickly, a second pit bull showed up moments later. Both 60-pound dogs then chased her vehicle down the street, chewing through two of her tires to the point of flattening them.

The pit bulls are now being held at Van Buren County’s animal control shelter. The dog’s owner, Abel Rodriguez, has been arrested for two outstanding warrants. The attack of his dogs could tackle on the additional charges of maintaining unlicensed dogs and letting dogs run at-large.

In the meantime, Kimber Valentine has been treated and released from the hospital.


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