Please note: Over-the-air viewers in Milwaukee need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive CBS58, WMLW, MeTV, Telemundo Wisconsin, Heroes & Icons, Bounce, Decades, Start TV, Movies! and most other local channels. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:
https://www.cbs58.com/rescan

Tip Line: 414-777-5808 | newsdesk@cbs58.com

Pit bull fatally stabbed by pregnant Florida woman

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. -- A pregnant Florida woman fatally stabbed a pit bull in her family's care when it attacked two other dogs and then turned on her mother and sister.

Pinellas County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that the attack happened Friday at the family's home in Safety Harbor, near St. Petersburg on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Sheriff's spokesman Spencer Gross says Buster, the pit bull, started attacking two other pit bulls at the home. When 45-year-old Heidi Cooper tried to intervene, Buster attacked her and also turned on Cooper's 14-year-old Meghan Tokay and Sierra Willson.

Willson then stabbed the dog.

Spencer said the family was treated for bites and other injuries.

Gross said Buster was known to be aggressive and was kept away from the other two pit bulls at the home.

Nikki Cagen told CBS affiliate WTSP-TV that Buster was her boyfriend's pit bull. She said her boyfriend was deployed with the Marines and left Buster in the family's care.

"He was the sweetest dog ever," Cagen told the station. "I would come in the house, he would just come sit on my lap like a little puppy. He was so sweet."

© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?