NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- It's been less than 24 hours, and Armando Sanchez is still trying to make sense of what happened. He was attacked by 3 PIT BULLS near a retaining pond in the area.
Those dogs are still on the loose.
"I just can barely walk," Sanchez said.
The bandages on his legs hide some deep wounds. Sanchez himself is still in shock.
"They were coming this way, and I know they were going to come towards me," Sanchez said.
He's talking about the 3 pit bulls he says ran straight at him during an evening bike ride. Sanchez says there was no time to turn around, so he got off his bike and used it as a weapon.
"I leave my bike away, and then I was fighting with them, just kicking with my hands and my foot."
He says for several excruciating minutes, he fought the dogs until he saw three men about 100 feet away. He yelled for them to call 9-1-1.
Instead, he says, one of the men appeared to call for the dogs, and the pit bulls ran away along with the men.
"When they called the dogs, the dogs stopped fighting me and went over with them," Sanchez said. "If they were not the owners, the dogs should have attacked them.
Sanchez then walked a half-mile back to his home. He says he didn't feel any pain until he collapsed in his front yard, and his wife frantically called an ambulance.
"Yeah, I was very lucky, because when I was down, I thought they were going to attack me, I thought it was going to be it for me."
Sanchez drives trucks for a living. He says he'll be out for about three weeks, and he is trying to figure out how to pay his medical bills.
The bite wounds on one of his legs is so deep, his bone was exposed.
But Sanchez says he's thankful to have his life.
It's unclear if the dogs belonged to those men or if they are strays.
Either way, deputies patrolled the streets last night and were out again today looking for those pitbulls before they attack again.