UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A University City resident is complaining of a PIT BULL he says is dangerous.
In a video sent to News 4, a pit bull is seen running out the front door.
Its owner tries to come after the dog, but is thrown to the ground as he tries to hold the dog back.
Gerry Clarke lives across the street, and says after the pit bull got out - it came across the street and tried to attack his dog.
“I jumped between the pit bull, grabbed the dog with one hand and couldn't get in the door. That’s when I had the confrontation with the pit bull,” said Clarke.
Clarke said he was bitten, not badly hurt, but very shaken up.
“I was in fear of my life at that point,” said Clarke.
But the couple that takes care of the pit bull say they find Clarke’s claim hard to believe.
They take care of the pit bull on behalf of its owner, who doesn't live in the house.
"It's not like anybody let him out or he wasn't on the leash. He was actually in the house. And he just got out,” said a woman named Jetta.
Several other neighbors said they are unhappy the dog is living there. They agreed with Clarke, who says he wants the dog gone.
"Dog's gotta go,” said Clarke. “We've got small children in this area. We have older people in this area. The dog needs to go.”