Florida Couple Attacked by Pit Bull ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Florida Couple Attacked by Pit Bull

A Florida couple Angelia and Steve Owens are recovering after they were badly bit by a friend’s pit bull. According to Angelia Owens, the pit bull turned violent after her husband, Steve Owens, tried to feed the animal. "As soon as he cracked the gate open to reach in and pull the bucket, the dog just jumped right over him and grabbed my arm," she said. "He grabbed my arm, and he locked on. He was trying to get up in between me and the dog, which he did. He got in between me and the dog, and he was trying to tell the dog to let me go. The dog was steady pulling, steady snatching." Angelia ran inside her home to call for help after she had managed to break free from the dog. The couple was keeping the dog temporarily for one of Steve's friends, who was already considering putting the animal to sleep. According to Broward Sheriff's Office deputies, they arrived to a bloody scene. "When we arrived, we saw a lady in the middle of the street with her arm bleeding from several puncture wounds. She was in distress, and she said that the dog was attacking someone inside the house as we were there," BSO Sergeant John Phillips said. "They directed us inside of the house. We went in the house and found the dog hanging off that gentleman's arm. It was latched on. He was holding it in the air. The dog wouldn't let go, and he was begging us to shoot the dog." The dog died after being shot twice.

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