The owner of a dog that attacked five people - including a 15-year-old girl - said the animal was 'just protecting his family.'If those people had been ransacking your house at the time, sure! But they were innocently walking down the street instead...
Owner Theodoro Tirimou said his Caucasian Shepherd (Ed: Popular breed with a certain type...), named Simba, ran out into the street after the wind blew the latch off his garden gate.
Mr Tirimou told the Liverpool Echo : "He was just walking around the street at first, he wasn't attacking anyone until the lady walked down.
"He is a guard dog (Ed: No, it wasn't...), it was just his instinct to protect his family."What do you need that sort of 'guard dog' for?
Police officers remained at the home, which is surrounded by a towering perimeter wall and electronic gates, for several hours following the incident.What do you need that sort of perimeter defence for?
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm that we were not previously aware of the dog involved in yesterday’s incident and had no past dealings with it.
"No arrests have been made."
Police also said they had not been made aware of the dog prior to Thursday's incident.Well, you're aware now.
But you'd think if someone in the neighbourhood began to build a Bond villain-style lair in a residential street, complete with ferocious beasts patrolling the grounds, the local cops might start to wonder why they needed to. Wouldn't you?