A Jersey City woman's dog was mauled and killed by a PIT BULL that ran out of its house yesterday, a police report says.
A 63-year-old woman was walking her two leashed dogs, her own pit bull and a smaller dog named Pepper, around 11 a.m. outside Bayside Park on Garfield Avenue. At that time, another pit bull named Dyemean got out of its nearby house and attacked the smaller dog, according to Jersey City police and witnesses.
A witness who asked not to be named said that Dyemean scooped up Pepper with its teeth, began violently shaking it, and then ran across the street to a nearby cemetery with the smaller dog still in its mouth.
"People were trying to break them loose," the witness said. "(The pit bull) just wouldn't let that dog go."
Nearby officers were flagged down by the witnesses trying to separate the dogs, according to the police report.
WHEN POLICE ARRIVED, THEY FOUND THE WOMAN'S PIT BULL MOUNTED ON TOP OF DYEMEAN, WITH PEPPER STILL IN DYEMEAN'S JAWS.
Officers say they asked a bystander, who identified herself as the cousin of Dyemean's owner, to control the dog, but she was unable to do so.
Police surrounded Dyemean and eventually used a taser on the pit bull, but police say Pepper was "obviously deceased" by that time, according to the report.
After Dyemean released Pepper from its clench, the unleashed pit bull ran back into its house, the report states.
Police and witnesses say the people inside the home at first refused to respond to officers' request to open the door, but eventually complied.
One of the home's residents, a 16-year-old girl, was arrested on obstruction charges, the report says.
Dyemean's owner told the police that his dog accidentally got through an open door, and that Dyemean "has done this before," the report says.
A court order was filed for Dyemean to be leashed and muzzled whenever he's outdoors, according to the report.
Pepper's owner was treated for a minor bite she suffered while trying to separate the dogs, the report says.
A witness said the whole ordeal lasted around an hour.
"It was sad, very sad." said the witness.