Wednesday, October 21, 2015
DAYTON OH - A PIT BULL LUNGED OUT AND ATTACKED A WOMAN AS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH ITS OWNER
A 4-year-old brown and white PIT BULL bit a 56-year-old woman outside the Main Mart, in the 2400 block of North Main Street at West Parkwood Avenue. The victim will be meeting with prosecutors on Thursday to discuss what happened to her, according to a Dayton Police Department incident report.
She may show up with her injuries still bandaged from the attack -- bites to her left calf, left elbow, left hand and face above her right eye according to the police report.
The pit bull is in quarantine. His owner identified as Adlai Hunter, has been cited for not having a dog license. And photos of the attack have been forwarded to the animal resource center for its investigation.
The woman told police Geno attacked her as she spoke with Hunter, someone she knows because they live near each other. She told police she was trying to keep her distance from Geno as she spoke with Hunter. Then, for no apparent reason, Geno lashed out and chomped down on her leg. She immediately fell to the ground and kicked at the dog as Hunter tried to get the dog off of her.
She was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Officers dispatched to the incident quickly learned that a concerned citizen had followed Hunter and Geno to Ernst and Eastview Avenues, a few blocks from the scene.
"Geno was on a leash, but had blood in his mouth, possibly from the bite," police Officer Zachary O'Diam wrote in the report. The officer said Geno growled at him "several times" during his conversation with Hunter, who "would have to yell at the dog" to get him to calm down.
O'Kiam said in the report that he recognized Hunter from a previous dog bite case from earlier this year.