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Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, 3/5/98

Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Ten-year-old Clarence C. Wimberly found himself in a terrifying position one morning when a pit bull pinned him down on the hood of a car. The dog clawed and growled viciously in the boy's face as he screamed and his mother pounded on the front door of a nearby house. When neighbor Marc McElroy answered and saw what was happening, he retrieved his .38-cal. revolver from inside and ran to the boy's rescue. After distracting the dog with barking sounds, McElroy fired one shot, which hit the crazed canine in the chest. Even though the dog fell to the ground, it attempted to continue the attack. McElroy closed in and finished the beast with a final shot. "I thank God I was there, and I thank God I had my gun," he said later. Young Wimberly escaped with only minor injuries.
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