UPDATE: FELONY CHARGES FILED AGAINST OWNER MICHELLE PATINO
"THE DOGS HAD A HOLD OF HIS LEGS TRYING TO DRAG HIM OFF !!!"
VIDEO - Monday - August 27, 2012 - A PIT BULL AND A BOXER got loose from their property and terrorized part of north Everett Saturday morning. The first complaint about the dogs was made around 6:30 am when a 44-year-old man was attacked while walking in the 1300 block of Lombard Avenue. A Good Samaritan named THOMAS came to his rescue and got the dogs off him after he had received serious bites to his legs, arms and back.
Later a woman, 27, was bitten on her way to work as she got out of her car in the 1700 block of Rockefeller Avenue.
Next, a police officer tried to coax the dogs into the back of his patrol care and was bitten in the 1800 block of Lombard. The dogs approached in a friendly manner and were wagging their tails but then one lunged and bit him.
Then, a 44-year-old man was sleeping outside in the 1800 block of Broadway when he was attacked and bitten in the feet. He went to the hospital.
And last, a woman, 54, was sitting in a chair in her driveway when she was attacked in the 1600 block of Oakes.
Police tracked the Boxer to its home a few blocks away and it was taken into quarantine. They found the Pit Bull after an extensive search and they shot it with an electronic stun gun in an attempt to get it under control, and it died from the stun gun.
THE DOGS WERE KNOWN TO EVERETT ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS AND THE OWNERS COULD FACE CHARGES BECAUSE THE OWNERS WERE CITED BEFORE FOR THE SAME 2 DOGS DOING THE SAME THING. EVERETT DOES NOT HAVE A PIT BULL BAN BUT THE CITY DOES CONSIDER THEM AND SEVERAL OTHER BREEDS "POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS."
GOOD SAMARITAN HELPED ATTACK VICTIM