PORTAGE, Ind. — An Indiana man was mauled to death by his own pit bull on Christmas Day.
According to WGN, Eddie Cahill, 40, was in his home with his two dogs, Fat Boy and Keylo, Thursday.
When his wife returned home, she found Fat Boy with blood on his mouth and Cahill dead in the living room, covered in dog bites.
Animal control officers say they had to use a taser to get the dog under control.
Today, the dog was euthanized at the family’s request.
The victim’s wife told reporters the dog had never caused trouble in the past.
The family characterized the incident as an accident.
“I don’t want people to think bad of pit bulls,” she said. “It was a freak accident. He loved those dogs.”