A Pit Bull Dog Bite Accident Resulting in Death
A man is in the hospital Wednesday night after a vicious dog attack in Aspen Hill. The dog, a male pit bull named Jimin, is being euthanized at the request of one of its owners. The attack happened around 1 p.m. on Baileys Court, a street with townhomes that is about a half mile from Rt. 28 in the Aspen Hill area. Police said the man was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said the injuries were not life-threatening. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
On Wednesday night, a family member told 7News that the man was still in the hospital. Three people were bitten and taken to the hospital. A witness told 7News that the attack on the first victim, an older man who lives in the neighborhood, went on for quite a while. The witness say the dog kept biting the man’s legs and forearms and would not stop. The witness says when two females in the family that owns the dog tried to pull the dog off the man, the dog attacked and bit them. She says they finally got in their car and acted as if they were going to run the dog over to try to get it off the man. The family member said that the man is still in the hospital.
“I’m shocked for all that happened. I know my dog, my dog is not aggressive at all,” said Betram Henry, who owns Jimin along with his family, adding he doesn’t believe the stereotype that pit bulls are naturally violent: “It’s all about how they’re raised, and brought up. He’s never been violent with nobody. He’s around kids. This never occurred before.”
Henry said he was not home at the time of the attack.
In Montgomery County, dogs must be on leashes when they are not on their owner’s property. However, one neighbor says she saw the dog unleashed in the neighborhood before the attack occurred. It is unclear where the dog was when the attack began, but witnesses say it happened in the street. The police are still investigating and it is unclear if any charges will be filed.
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