Ving Rhames’ Dogs Cleared of Attack Accusation

Now can we get this straight, fellow media hounds? Rhames' dogs DID NOT KILL THE CARETAKER! And to whomever is holding these innocent dogs, TAKE...

Joy  |  Aug 8th 2007


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Now can we get this straight, fellow media hounds? Rhames’ dogs DID NOT KILL THE CARETAKER!

And to whomever is holding these innocent dogs, TAKE THEM HOME!

Thanks to Canyon News for this article.

CORONER: MAN NOT MAULED TO DEATH BY VING RHAMES’ DOGS
Breaking News Update on Ving Rhames Dog Attack Case: LA Coroner Says Dogs Did Not Maul Caretaker

By: Sharifah Chammas

LOS ANGELES It has been sensationalized as a brutal and violent canine attack: the caretaker of Ving Rhames massive bulldogs found dead on the front lawn of actors Brentwood estate.

The caretaker obviously had been bitten several times by the dogs. He had scratch marks on all his extremities and bite marks on his forearms. His clothes were ripped,” reported Capt. Ed Winter from the Los Angeles County Coroners Office.

However, contrary to news reports flooding the media, Capt. Winter says the caretaker was not brutally mauled to death by the actors bulldogs.

The media reports saying [the caretaker] was mauled and shredded are not true,” Capt. Ed Winter told Canyon News today. Its very rare to see bodies mauled by dogs.”

The exact cause of death is pending the Coroners autopsy, which is scheduled to take place today according to Capt. Winter and the Coroners record supervisor, Marsha Grigsby.

Friday morning West Los Angeles Patrol officers received a radio call alerting them to the dead body in the 12900 block of San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood. At the scene, police officials found the deceased, identified as Jacob Adams, 40, lying on the front yard. Paramedics pronounced Adams as dead upon their arrival.

Adams resided on the Brentwood property owned by Tom Cruises Mission Impossible” costar and worked for more than two years as a caretaker of the actors dogs. Rhames said [ Adams] handled the dogs all the time,” Capt. Winter told Canyon News in an Aug. 7 interview.

The connection between Adams death and the dogs baffles investigators.

We are trying to figure out if, in fact, [ Adams] was attacked. When animals attack, animals will go for the throat or the head area and Adams body did not have any indication of this,” Capt. Winter explained.

Maybe he got bit and fell down and the dogs wanted to play,” Capt. Winter said.

Yet allegations that Rhames mammoth-sized, robust dogs viciously attacked caretaker continue to swarm the media.

Some reports allude to a 1999 Los Angeles Times interview, during which Rhames told the Los Angeles Times that his Brazilian Mastiff belonged to a breed of dogs specifically bred to watch over slaves.

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