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Ving Rhames' Dogs Maul Man to Death

8/3/2007 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LAPD tells TMZ that "Mission Impossible" star Ving Rhames' dogs have mauled and killed a man who worked for the actor.

Cops tell TMZ the victim worked as a caretaker for Rhames, watching over the dogs and his home. The four dogs, including Mastiffs and an English Bulldog, have been taken into custody by Animal Control. When LAPD received the call this morning at 7:15, they say they found a 40-year-old black male on the front lawn, deceased.

Calls to Ving's reps were not immediately returned, and the actor, apparently, is out of the country shooting a movie.
KABC is reporting that the body of the caretaker had bites all over his body. And police tell us they've never gone out to the house for an incident related to the dogs before.


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keesh    

Wow.

2554 days ago
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Cindy    

Mastiffs are not normally violent.

2554 days ago
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Zenophobe Alien    

Tragic. Why do people insist on keeping vicious dogs? Does it give these men a hard on to own these damn things. Vick and his dogs too. What the hell are these things even bred for/ No one needs an animal like that..

2554 days ago
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Tangie    

Sad, I don't think Ving is to blame, though.

2554 days ago
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J BIGGS    

And peaking around the corner, was a black man wearing the number #7 Atlanta Falcons jersey, who looked a lot like a former NFL football player....Hmm

2554 days ago
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#7    

#2
I agree 100%!
That is tragic!!

2554 days ago
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cha cha    

WOW IS RIGHT

I wonder why the dogs would attack this man? Maybe he was hurting them and they did what any dog would do?

Lots of these "stars" keep dogs locked up in cages for "safety"
thats cruel and I feel so bad for the dog of celebs.

Those poor babies :o(

2554 days ago
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writergal    

those poor babies??? a man is dead!

2554 days ago
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Zenophobe Alien    

Yeah #3. No one is to blame. Dumb Ass! If he owned those dogs it is his fault. Get it moron!

2554 days ago
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HIt and Run    

People that think that THEIR dog would NEVER do something like this should use this as a wakeup call. Pitbulls, Rotweilers, Mastiffs, and other dogs that are bred to be vicious can kill. Shove your egos back into your pants and get rid of these dangerous dogs

2554 days ago
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Charlotte    

It's not the dogs fault. Certain breeds need alot of attention and training which obviously these dogs didn't have. This is 100% the dog owners fault.

2554 days ago
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Zenophobe Alien    

#4 exactly!

2554 days ago
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Ted D    

One does not need 4 dogs for protection. The dogs were sold to Rhames by Michael Vick. Charge Rhames with manslaughter.....

2554 days ago
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D$    

Mastiffs are usually calm dogs so something had to drive them over the edge.

2554 days ago
15.

JP    

Somebody apparently brought out the gimp.

2554 days ago
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