DAYTON OH - A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY FROM TROTWOOD WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL WHILE WALKING TO THE STORE NEAR HIS GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE
A 12-year-old boy had two-hour emergency surgery Saturday morning after he was attacked by a dog as he was walking up the street from his grandmother’s house in DAYTON'S DREXEL NEIGHBORHOOD.
Trey McColloch said he was walking north on Northampton Avenue to Dollar General a nearby neighbor opened the door and let out the dog. The gate was open and the dog ran at him.
“It went to go jump towards his face, his throat, and Trey ended up putting his arm out,” said his stepfather, Brandon Severt.
That move likely saved Trey’s life.
News Center 7 blurred the image of the injury on the back of his arm because it is too graphic to show.
“It’s an 8-inch by 14-inch gap in his arm, it’s about an inch deep. It goes down almost to his bone,” said Trey’s mother, Frances McColloch.
She said at the hospital police showed Trey a lineup of three photos of WHITE PIT BULLS, and that Trey identified the dog on Northampton Avenue. However, Trey’s mother said police cleared the dog because it didn’t have blood in its mouth and believe it was a stray that attacked her son.
"The only person in the neighborhood who has a white pit is the guy who Trey says," she said.
Frances McColloch said Trey’s arm will always be disfigured and he will require two years of surgeries. His stepfather said they are getting a lawyer and plan to seek damages.