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Police, HSPPR remove "dangerous" pit bull from Colorado Springs apartment after reported attacks

COLORADO SPRINGS - A pit bull had to be forcefully removed from an apartment in Colorado Springs over the weekend. 

Officers with the CSPD and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region served a search warrant at the Palmer Park Apartments off E. San Miguel Street on Sunday night in hopes of capturing a "dangerous" pit bull.

People in the complex had reported to authorities on numerous occasions that a certain pit bull whose owner also lived in the complex was allowing the dog to be unrestrained, and it was attacking other pets.

The same pit bull had even allegedly bitten another dog owner on the hand while he/she was trying to protect his/her own pet.  

According to authorities, the owner had avoided "multiple contact attempts" with the Humane Society. 

Even on Sunday night, no one answered the door to the officers' commands, so they forced their way in. 

Five adults and two dogs including the pit bull were found inside. The two tenants of the apartment, Kathleen Wheeler, 57, and Jimmy Gravitt, 29, were served and released for Obstructing a Police Officer.

The owner of the pit bull was charged with Unlawful Ownership of a Dangerous Animal. Police did not specify whether it was Wheeler or Gravitt who owned the dog. 

The pit bull is being held at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. 

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