FORT WORTH TX - A FAMILY'S HOME SECURITY CAMERA SHOWS 2 PIT BULLS CONTINUING TO CHARGE AT THEIR FRONT DOOR 5 TIMES AFTER THEY HAD CHASED THE MOTHER GETTING CLOSE ENOUGH TO SCRATCH HER LEGS
Home security video shows a pair of pit bulls repeatedly charging a Fort Worth family's front door Saturday, temporarily trapping a woman and her son inside.
"How quick they charged. How quick they lashed," said Rene Martinez about his impressions of later watching the video that he experienced in real life.
Martinez told NBCDFW that his mother, Maria Martinez – who does not speak English – was stepping out of the front door of their home in the 1200 block of Amspoker Avenue toward her favorite chair on the porch when the dogs attacked.
"It makes you nervous. You don't know if they're actually gonna bite someone," Rene Martinez said.
The dogs did not bite, according to Martinez, and instead scratched his mother's lower leg as they were clawing to get inside of their house.
"The way they attacked my mom and scratched her leg – that just, that was the end of it. I lost it after that," said Juan Martinez, the oldest of Maria Martinez's sons.
The security video shows the pair of pit bulls – one gray and the other white – charge at the house at least five times over a period of two-plus minutes, before Rene Martinez was able to scare them away from inside of the house.
The dogs belong to a neighbor, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
Nine citations were issued to the dogs' owners, including penalties for not properly securing the animals and for failing to have current vaccinations for them, according to the owners.
There were no citations issued for the apparent attack of Maria Martinez, according to the Martinez family, but the incident is still under investigation.