DEATH BY PET: Former Mayor Injured and Husband Mauled to Death by Pet Boxer

The husband of an Arizona town’s former mayor, himself a popular high school teacher, was mauled to death Saturday by the family dog.

Thomas Vick, 64, husband of former Bullhead City mayor Diane Vick, died in a hospital from wounds suffered after being attacked by the family’s boxer. Ms Vick, 65, was injured in the attack.

The couple was trying to break up a fight between the boxer and another dog when the pets instead attacked them, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The boxer and a cocker spaniel were fighting Saturday night when the Vicks tried to intervene. The cocker spaniel licked its wounds and sulked away, the boxer did not.

Both were flown to a hospital in Las Vegas, about 90 miles to the north.

Mr Vick, a high-profile teacher at Mojave High School, died Sunday morning, according to AZCentral. His wife ‘was pretty beat up,’ Bullhead City Mayor Jack Hakim told the site, but should recover.

Read more: dailymail.co.uk

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