FIXER UP­PER STARS IN THE DOGHOUSE

EX­CLU­SIVE

In Touch (USA) - - Splitnews -

Fixer Up­per’s Chip and Joanna Gaines may need to do re­pairs on their new me­moir. In the HGTV stars’ book, The Mag­no­lia Story, Joanna, 38, and Chip, 42, re­veal that shortly after their son Drake, now 11, was born, Chip was ar­rested be­cause of un­paid tick­ets for let­ting their three dogs run around with­out a leash. “They never both­ered any­one, cer­tainly never bit any­one or even came close,” he in­sists in the book. But as it turns out, two peo­ple say the Gaines’ dogs at­tacked them around that time, leaving both vic­tims with punc­ture wounds on their calves. (The pooches were quar­an­tined after the in­ci­dents.) The first at­tack hap­pened on Aug. 22, 2005, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice in­ci­dent re­port ob­tained ex­clu­sively by In Touch. The vic­tim, a young boy, was rid­ing his bike near Joanna and Chip’s home in Waco, Texas, when sud­denly “a dog came out of the yard and bit [ him] on the calf.” A lit­tle over a year later, there was an­other in­ci­dent. On Dec. 8, 2006, a UPS worker was ap­proach­ing the cou­ple’s home when “a dog came from around the house” and be­gan “growl­ing and bark­ing fiercely” and “bit her,” states an­other po­lice re­port. Ter­ri­fied, the vic­tim “threw a box at the dog, hit the dog with a stick and ran back to her truck.”

“It was too crowded in [our] house to keep three dogs in­side all the time, so we’d let those dogs out to roam,” Chip ad­mits in the cou­ple’s book,

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