UPDATE: HERO - JEFF RILL JUMPED OUT OF HIS CAR AND RAN TO HELP THE VICTIM!!! THE PIT BULL WAS A RESCUE AND THE 21-YEAR-OLD OWNER SAYS IT HAD NEVER BEEN AGGRESSIVE BEFORE - HE WAS CITED FOR DOG RUNNING AT LARGE.
Chief Rich Miller gave this account of a PIT BULL attack on a mentally disabled man Wednesday afternoon:
"Shortly after 3pm Wednesday a mentally disabled man was walking his Sheltie Mixed-Breed dog in the 2100 block of Alexander Street when a loose Pit Bull began attacking the Sheltie. When the man reached down to pick up his injured dog the Pit Bull lunged at the man and continued the attack. The Pit Bull bit the man on his hand and arm.
A bystander saw the attack and threw a brick at the aggressive Pit and Police were called. When Police arrived the man was holding his ......DEAD SHELTIE !!! THE MAN WAS BLOODIED AND SCREAMING....HE KILLED MY DOG. THE PIT BULL BEGAN CIRCLING BACK AND WAS APPROACHING THEM AGAIN. THE PATROL OFFICER AND A CAPTAIN STOOD NEAR THE DISTRAUGHT AND INJURED MAN AS THE PIT BULL CIRCLED THEM AGAIN. THE PATROL OFFICER FIRED 2 SHOTS TO PUT THE PIT DOWN.