Dog on crack mauls owner to death

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A Bri­tish man had his lar­ynx crushed in the jaws of a dog on crack co­caine, a coro­ner’s court heard.

Ac­cord­ing to the U.K. In­de­pen­dent, Mario Perivoitos, 41, died last month af­ter be­ing mauled to death by his Stafford­shire bull ter­rier, Ma­jor.

The In­de­pen­dent re­ported Perivoitos be­came ill af­ter hav­ing an epilep­tic seizure as a re­sult of in­gest­ing co­caine. He was ly­ing on his bed when Ma­jor at­tacked him.

Perivoitos was rushed to hospi­tal. He later died of his in­juries.

Ve­teri­nary tox­i­col­o­gist Ni­cholas Carmichael told the in­quest the dog had high lev­els of co­caine and mor­phine in his urine.

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