An In Touch investigation reveals Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper may not have been 100 percent truthful in their new memoir, The Magnolia Story.
In their book, the couple revealed that shortly after their son Drake, now 11, was born, Chip was arrested because of unpaid tickets for letting their three dogs run around without a leash.
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“They never bothered anyone, certainly never bit anyone or even came close,” Chip insists in the book. But as it turns out, two people say the dogs attacked them around that time, leaving both victims with puncture wounds on their calves.
The first attack happened on August 22, 2005, according to a police incident report obtained exclusively by In Touch, and seen above. The victim, a young boy, was riding his bike near the couple's home in Waco, Texas, when suddenly, “a dog came out of the yard and bit [him] on the calf.”
A little over a year later, there was another incident. On December 8, 2006, a UPS worker was approaching the couple’s home when, “a dog came from around the house,” and began, “growling and barking fiercely and bit her,” states another police report. Terrified, the victim, “threw a box at the dog, hit the dog with a stick and ran back to her truck.”
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