ELYRIA OH - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND BEGAN ATTACKING 4 HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYERS - THEIR COACH HELD THE PIT BY THE NECK AND SAT ON IT TO STOP IT FROM CHARGING
A high school soccer coach in Elyria is being credited with keeping four of his players away from a violent PIT BULL.
Elyria Police said four teen boys were treated for scratches and dog bites on Wednesday morning while conditioning outside Elyria High School after a loose dog attacked them.
Police said soccer coach and Elyria High School assistant principal Brett Heighberger held down a large brown pit bull mix by the neck while sitting on the dog’s body, all in an attempt to keep the dog from charging his players.
All four players were treated by LifeCare and released at the scene, police said. Parents were notified. The dog was taken do the county dog kennel, under a 10-day quarantine. The dog could be euthanized if an owner does not come forward.