Video: Man with Pit Bull Phobia Cries on Camera When Confronted with Puppy
Chicago resident, Marvin Cruz, a large, tattooed biker that runs a car wash is afraid of pit bulls and his phobia was profiled during the first episode.
The forty-seven-year-old said that when he was six, his neighbor was attacked by a pit bull and needed over a 1,000 stitches.
“It attacked my neighbor, arms, legs, back, chest, everywhere,” said Cruz. “If I see a pit bull I’m ice cold, I’m frozen.”
Cruz doesn’t go to family outings because of his animal phobia.
“My kids’ friends are always saying ‘Where is your Dad? Do you have a Dad? He’s never here.’ It hurts, it hurts a lot,” Cruz said.
The pit bull phobia doesn’t just affect his family, but also his business as Cruz is shown waving away customers at his car wash because a pit bull was in the car. As part of the show, Cruz met with Dr. Robin Zasio to help overcome his phobia.
“This dog represents 40 years of pain,” said Dr. Zasio during a session with Cruz at a dog park. During the session, Cruz broke down and said, “I’m a coward.”
Dr. Zasio responded, “This is why you are confronting your fear because you can’t keep living like this.”
The next episode of Extreme Animal Phobia airs Friday 10 pm. e/p. Clips from last week’s episode featuring Cruz are below:
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