On December 19, 2008, a 60-year-old man was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in Rubidoux, California. The name of the man has not been released. He was in a back yard of a friend, as were the dogs and their numerous puppies. (Click here to read the article.)
"The two dogs, one of them being a very large [male] pit bull, and the other one is a female pit bull, are family pets," said a police spokesman. "He was in the back yard smoking a cigarette, and for unknown reason, the two dogs that were known to him just attacked him."
This is the 24th USA fatality in 2008.