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New York Post, New York, NY, 7/26/01

Monday, October 1, 2001

A man in Queens, N.Y., rescued his teen-age son from a "mangy looking" black pit bull with the help of his 9 mm handgun. Robert Regent and some friends had been riding bikes when a pit bull began barking and chasing them. "I was really scared," he said. "You could see he was sick and a big, nasty dog." When Regent realized he could not outrun the dog on his bike, he pulled out a cell phone and, with the dog grabbing his leg, called his father, Ernest. "I was really disturbed, hearing him screaming and panicking," said the elder Regent who dialed 911, then grabbed his 9 mm handgun out of his safe and raced off to save his son. When he arrived, the pit bull, startled by the sound of his car, let go. Robert then climbed on top of the car to get away. Regent retrieved his gun from his trunk. "The dog looked at me, then charged," he said. "I stepped back, pulled the gun and fired."
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