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Man smites dog that picked the wrong chew toy

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July 26, 2001, New York Post

A quick-thinking Korean War vet shot and killed a crazed pit bull attacking his teenage son on a Queens street.

"The dog . . . looked at me and then charged," said Ernest Regent of the attack.

"I stepped back, pulled the gun and fired. Got him right in the eye."

The chilling drama played out on 215th Street in Queens Village, where Regent's 19-year-old son, Robert, was hanging out with a pair of friends.

Suddenly a "mangy-looking" black pit bull came racing toward them and the youths took off on their bicycles.

"I was really scared," Robert said. "You could see he was sick and a big nasty dog."

The dog caught up with Robert and grabbed his ankle in its jaws. He kicked the pit bull away and frantically called his father on his cell phone.

"I was really disturbed, hearing him screaming and panicking," said Ernest, 69.

Regent called 911 - then went to his safe and took out a 9mm handgun, which he's licensed to use for target practice. He jumped into his SUV and sped off to rescue his son.

When Ernest arrived, the dog had grabbed on to Robert's leg, but Ernest's screeching tires startled it into letting go.

"After I stopped, the dog came after Robert again, who jumped on the hood of my car to escape it," Ernest said.

Regent retrieved the gun from the back of his car and went to face the animal.

That's when the canine charged - and Regent coolly plugged it in the eye.

"It was an excellent shot," said Regent's relieved son. Robert is the youngest of Regent's four children, and he plans to enter the Army in September.

The teen was not actually bitten by the dog, whose teeth did not pierce his clothes.

Ernest won't be charged for using his gun, officials said. Ernest served in the Korean War and worked for the Transit Authority before retiring.

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