EAST ALTON IL - THE FATHER OF A ST. LOUIS GIRL HAS FILED A SUIT AGAINST A PIT BULL OWNER IN EAST ALTON ALLEGING THAT SHE FAILED TO CONFINE HER PIT EVEN THOUGH SHE KNEW IT HAD "A DANGEROUS PROPENSITY TO COMMIT INJURY"
The father of a St. Louis girl has filed suit against an East Alton pit bull owner, claiming the dog bit the child, causing lacerations and puncture wounds to her right eye and lip.
Anthony Gambino, on behalf of his daughter, Brianna Gambino, named Susan Austin, who allegedly failed to confine her PIT BULL, “Duke.”
“Defendant’s pit bull, Duke, had an uncommon, mischievous or dangerous propensity to commit injury,” the suit claims.
The defendant knew about the dogs propensities but allegedly failed to chain or leash the animal, failed to muzzle it, failed to cage it and permitted it to wander at large on the defendant’s property.
The suit claims the victim was invited onto the defendant’s property, and the dog attacked without provocation, the suit claims.
The child was on Austin’s property at 127 E. Airline Drive, East Alton on Nov. 5, 2013, when the alleged attack occurred.
The suit is seeking damages for medical expenses, the victim’s ability to enjoy life and impairment. The bite cause disfigurement and scarring, the suit claims.
The two-count suit is asking for at least $50,000 in each count.