CHICAGO IL - A PIT BULL CHARGED OUT A FRONT DOOR WHEN A WOMAN OPENED IT FOR A UPS DRIVER TO MAKE A DELIVERY - FROM THE PICTURE IT LOOKS LIKE THE VICTIM WAS BITTEN ON HIS HEAD, HANDS LEGS AND FEET - A POSTAL WORKER IS A HERO FOR RUSHING TO HIS AID !!!
THIRD ARTICLE - CBS) – A U.S. postal worker was being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a UPS driver during a pit bull attack Friday.
It happened around 10 a.m. on North Cicero Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood, CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports.
Witnesses say they don’t think the dog-attack victim would be alive if it weren’t for the postal worker’s actions.
The postal worker jumped on the dog and pulled it off the UPS driver. He held onto the dog for 15 or 20 minutes until help arrived.
The victim suffered injuries to his ear, head, forearm, hands and ankle, a UPS spokesperson said.
The worker was still in the hospital Friday night undergoing surgery.
The animal is currently undergoing a 10-day rabies observation, according to the city’s animal control department. The dog was identified as a female pit bull terrier.
A UPS driver was rescued by a postal carrier after being attacked by a pit bull on his route Friday morning.
The incident happened in the North Austin neighborhood, near North Cicero Avenue and West Cortland Street, in the city's West Side.
The UPS driver, Jesus Toledo, said the dog escaped through the front door when the woman opened it. A postal worker nearby heard Toledo yelling and ran to help pull the dog off the UPS driver and wrestled it to the ground.
Toledo is hospitalized with cuts on his head and ankle but is said to be doing OK.
The dog has been impounded by Animal Control and is currently undergoing a 10-day rabies observation.