This is the tragic final post from the man who was allegedly mauled to death by two XL Bully dogs while allegedly trying to protect his elderly mother.
Ian Price shared a photo of the morning sun breaking through the clouds last Sunday.
Just before 8 a.m., he told his Facebook friends, “Good morning everyone,” along with a funny emoji.
On Thursday, just four days after witnessing the serene sunrise, the 52-year-old Aston Villa fan was dead.
He suffered catastrophic injuries when two hellhounds jumped out of a neighbor’s window and then jumped through a hedge.
He was attacked in a garden in Stonall, Staffordshire, as he tried to protect his mother.
Neighbors desperately tried to save Ian by hitting the animals with bins, but he later tragically died in hospital.
Kindergarten teacher Amanda Ward said her 20-year-old daughter Amy heard screaming before she went to search.
The 55-year-old added: “In the end some brave locals used bins to separate the dogs from the man and tied one of the dog’s legs together.”
“The other dog went back to his apartment.”
Neighbor Matt, 43, said Ian was a “nice guy” and added: “We were both Aston Villa fans and always chatted over the garden fence.”
“My wife told me about it on the phone.
“She called the police when she heard the screams.
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“I am still shocked by what happened and I have a lot of anger inside me because this should never have happened.”
“It could have been me or my wife or any of us in the village.”
Police said Friday that one of the mutts died after being restrained and the other was euthanized by a veterinarian.
A man in his 30s was initially arrested on suspicion of allowing dogs to get dangerously out of control before being arrested again on suspicion of manslaughter.
Rishi Sunak said today that XL bully dogs will be banned by the end of the year in a bid to stop violent attacks.
Announcing the crackdown, he said in a statement: “It is clear that this is not about a handful of poorly trained dogs, this is a pattern of behavior and it cannot continue.”