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Dog attacks Delta passenger in Atlanta

Marlin Termaine Jackson (Photo source: Facebook/ Marlin Termaine Jackson)

What started as an ordinary flight from Atlanta to San Diego, California, turned into a bloody dog attack for one Delta passenger. Marlin Termaine Jackson found himself seated next to disabled Marine Corps vet, Ronald Kevin Mundy Jr., and his emotional support service dog. According to a witness on the plane, Jackson was concerned about sitting next to the dog that was sitting unsecured on Mundy’s lap. When the dog growled at Jackson he asked Mundy, “Is this dog going to bite me?”

Not long afterward, the dog barked and attacked Jackson, ripping and biting into his face. The dog was restrained and according to witnesses, Jackson’s face was completely bloody. Injuries could be seen to his face including the cheeks, nose, mouth, and his shirt was soaked in blood. Delta flight attendants summoned medical help and Jackson was transported to a hospital.

Ronald Kevin Mundy’s service dog (Photo source: Facebook/ Ronald Kevin Mundy)

Mundy was seen cradling his dog after the attack, crying and repeatedly saying, “I know they’re going to put him down.”

Mundy was allowed to board another flight along with his dog, which was placed in an onboard kennel. Delta released the following statement “Prior to pushback of flight 1430, ATL-SAN,  a passenger sustained a bite from another passenger’s emotional support dog. The customer who was bitten was removed from the flight to receive medical attention. Local law enforcement cleared the dog, and the dog and its owner were re-accommodated on a later flight; the dog will fly in a kennel.”

Mundy is a Marine Corps combat veteran who suffers from PTSD. The service dog was issued to him as an emotional tool to aid his condition.



16 Comments

  1. Corrupblican on June 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Hmmm…..wonder what the dog is taught at home.

    • Avid Kayaker on June 6, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      the dog didn’t have 2 b “taught” anything. it was a small enclosed interior of a plane & a strange smelly large man’s face was staring at it, so it probably reacted. the dog shouldn’t have been put in that situation. all dogs (unless it’s a blind person’s seeing eye dog) should be kept in a CAGE during the stressful situation of an airline flight.

      • Jamroc26 on June 7, 2017 at 12:29 am

        Why did you say the man was large and smelly were you on the flight?

      • Guest on June 7, 2017 at 8:41 am

        It was a service dog, the same as a seeing eye dog. Airlines should make better accommodations so other passengers don’t have to sit next to a dog. Don’t know how you would know the man’s face smelled unless you were sitting on it. That was one of the stranger insults I’ve heard on here lol

        • JD on June 9, 2017 at 12:26 pm

          Agreed. A better accommodation for the dog should have been made. The dog could have been placed in a kennel or something. A “loose” dog on a plane is a bad idea–unless it is a seeing-eye dog.

      • Racquel on June 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm

        You ignoramous!!!.they allowed this attack dog to be put in a kennel AFTER HE BIT SOMEONE ?…hmmm why didnt they think to do that BEFORE SO HE WOULDNT HAVE BITTEN ANYONE!!!..IF THIS HAD BEEN ME OH A LAWSUIT WILL BE FILED AGAINST DELTA THE AIRPORT THAT VETERAN THE DOG THE POLICE EVERYBODY GETTING SUED!!!!DUMB ASSES…

        • .1 on June 11, 2017 at 1:09 am

          Racquel, you are replying to Avid Kayaker who stated that the dog should’ve been put in a kennel before he bit anyone and thus have avoided being in that situation in the first place. Why are you yelling at someone with whom you are agreeing? Is English not your first language? Or are you just as much of an “ignoramous” that you don’t know what you’re even saying? LOL

  2. Erica on June 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Why dafuq would they let him fly again?? He need to take that dog to the vet and be sedated!!

    • SrAgri on June 7, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Sedated?! A dog that tries to tear a man’s face off should be put down!

      Imagine if the dog had attacked a child or elderly person.

      I saw an “emotional support” dog get out of hand at a public meeting and knock an elderly woman down. She hurt her hip and all the dog’s owner was concerned about was the dog.

      • Erica on June 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        I agree put him down. But if the vet has ptsd then he needs to be home before they put the dog down otherwise he might lose it and kill someone. Only thing scarier than a aggressive dog is a Veteran with PTSD who’s EMS dog was just put down. I wouldn’t want to sit next to him on the plane.

        • JD on June 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm

          You are ignorant. Vets with PTSD are not folks who go out and go on murder rampages. 40 Vets a day commit suicide. Educate yourself before making such ignorant comments, and have a little more respect for those who fought for your freedom to make ignorant comments.

  3. Betty-B on June 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I understand dog IMPORTANT, but still, he attacked a person

  4. cujokay on June 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Bye, bye, dog.

  5. Avid Kayaker on June 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    unless someone is BLIND, they don’t need a “service” dog sitting beside them to fly. the dog should’ve been put in a cage. it’s not the dog’s fault that it freaked out in a small enclosed space, such as the interior of a plane. fine if u want 2 take a service dog into a large open area or building – but not sitting on a person’s lap in a small enclosed airplane .. that can cause stress in anyone, let alone a dog that doesn’t know what the heck is going on. the dog shouldn’t have been put in that situation!

  6. Kev Mac on June 8, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Could have been easily avoided with a muzzle. Dogs that are in small spaces around strangers should always be muzzled. Even the most well trained dogs will have these types of incidents in close quarters around strangers. It would be ridiculous and cruel to put this dog down.

  7. sunshinetogo on October 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Hope it really was an ESA not a pet. Too much fraud going on with these animals. Also, ESA’s that cannot be controlled in public loose their rights to be in public places with their owner.