Newsome, who is friends with the driver, shared a message from James Adam Smith, of Rockmart, thanking Sara Lippert for her efforts in drawing the pit bull off of him. Newsome said Smith wished to recognize Lippert for “selflessly taking a risk with her own safety” to help him, after her neighbor’s dog attacked him in the 100 block of Thornton Avenue on Tuesday.
According to Cedartown police reports, officers were called out to Thornton Avenue after the pit bull owned by Chris Frasier attacked Smith. Officers on the scene called for Polk County Animal Control to come help with the situation and wrangle the dog. Animal control officers were able to get the dog under control with a catch pole.
Lippert helped Smith with his injuries until emergency personnel arrived. Smith was taken to Redmond Regional Medical Center and was treated for several hours. He was later released from the hospital Tuesday.