An Arnold man who heard screams from a nearby house on the 1900 block of Victoria Avenue pulled a PIT BULL off a young mother and her teenage daughter Saturday shortly after 2 p.m.
The dog bit the mother and daughter multiple times on their legs, according to Arnold Police Patrolman Eric Doutt.
Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, and both were transported by ambulance to Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison, according to Doutt.
It's unclear how the dog attack began, police said. Joe Lindermuth, 48, heard screams and saw two people lying on the sidewalk.
“The mom was trying to get the dog off of her daughter — they were all knotted together on the sidewalk,” he said.
Lindermuth grabbed the animal by its neck, but the dog clamped down on the teenager's leg.
“I had to give him a couple of hand chops to the throat for him to let go,” he said.
Doutt, who was off duty, arrived at the scene. “The dog was lunging at the door, trying to bite the door knob,” he said.
“Joe Lindermuth had presence,” Doutt said. “A lot of people would have just watched.”
The conditions of the victims were not known Sunday, according to police who are still investigating.
The dog has been quarantined and will be examined, according to Doutt.http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourallekiskivalley/yourallekiskivalleymore/8805425-87/dog-bull-pit#axzz3h1i3Hq4y