Ving Rhames dog attack victim may have had heart attack
Police say the man who died on Ving Rhames' property on Friday morning may have suffered a heart attack rather than dying from a dog attack. This actually makes the story much more realistic.
TMZ.blog is reporting that Rhames' assistant who was found dead on Friday morning could have died of a heart attack since none of his wounds seem to be life threatening. The wounds were contained to his face and neck area, again, none life threatening.
They speculate that he was possibly running for his life after a confrontation with the dogs. TMZ has learned the 40-year-old caretaker lived at the house and had been an employee of the actor for two years. Tragically, police say the man fed and cared for the animals on a daily basis.
The celebrity gossip site is also reporting that there were nine other dogs on the property and that the animals had their own home.
Four dogs including three mastiffs and one English bulldog were taking by Animal Care and Control. Cops describe the dogs as "friendly" and no previous problems with the dogs have been recorded.
The cops also say they do not anticipate charging Rhames with a crime, as this appears to have been a "pure accident." The four dogs that were picked up have been quarantined and will be held over the weekend at an undisclosed shelter. Tests will be run to see if the animals have rabies or other dangerous diseases.