A woman and her dog were stabbed during a disturbance in Idaho. Brittany Burrell was stabbed in the chest and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Her pitbull, Lulu, was stabbed in the neck.
Burrell told the Idaho State Journal that she was walking home with her dog and her friend’s son when a car pulled up beside them. Wyatt M. Tripp, 21, got out of the vehicle’s passenger seat and started calling her friend names. Burrell told the suspect that he would have to go through her if he wanted to get to her friend’s son, according to the journal. He then attacked her and they began fighting. Lulu began growling and trying to bite Tripp. After stabbing both Burrell and her dog, Tripp fled.
Burrell put pressure on her wound and tried to catch her dog, but she was finding it hard to breathe. Her boyfriend called 911 soon after. Burrell was taken to the hospital. The knife hit one of her lungs, which had collapsed and was filling with blood. She remained hospitalized for five days. Lulu received five stitches.
When the paramedics arrived to help, she realized her dog had also been stabbed in the neck.
The animal was taken to a vet and got five stitches, according to the Idaho State Journal.
Tripp was arrested for an unrelated theft and high-speed chase. He was taken into custody, along with Emiliano Jose Saiz, 20, according to AMNews.