Dogs reportedly belonging to Pulp Fiction star Ving Rhames have attacked and killed a caretaker at the actor's Brentwood, California home.
The deceased man, who has yet to be named, was pronounced dead on the scene in front of Rhames' property on Friday (03Aug07) morning.
Rhames was not at home at the time of the mauling, and is thought to be out of the country shooting a movie.
Police spokeswoman Sandra Gonzalez says, "We found the body of a male, approximately 40 years old, on the front lawn, who had been mauled by dogs."
Animal control officers have taken away four dogs - three mastiffs and one bulldog - which police report were "the size of lions".
As WENN went to press it was not known who made the emergency call to police as nobody was on the property when police arrived at the scene.