41-year-old Mario Perivoitos has died after being attacked at home by his Staffordshire bull terrier in front of a BBC documentary crew. He was being interviewed by BBC for a documentary believed to be about drug use when the attack happened on Monday, March 20th...
Mario was a computer expert and had two masters degree but got involved with the wrong crowd after the death of his father in 2007 and got worse after his mother, who was suffering dementia, went into a care home last year. He started using drugs heavily and had rowdy drug users over often and this led to his house being sealed by the police for a period from February 22 till May 21. The closure order prohibited anyone except him from coming into the house, which is why when he was screaming for help, no one could get into the locked house to help and when the police came they had to use a crowbar to forcefully open the door.
Mario was trapped inside his flat in Wood Green, north London, screaming for help for half an hour. Neighbors said he kept banging on the door and screaming "take the dog off me... I want to get out."
The two filmmakers present phoned an ambulance and soon paramedics and the police arrived and fought to save Mario's life but he died two hours later at the north London hospital where he was taken. He was attacked at about 10:00 p.m. on Monday and was pronounced dead at around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
The filmmakers, who were in the flat when the attack occurred, were interviewed by police asking why they were in there despite the closure order, but no arrests were made.
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