HOLLYWOOD FL - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A COUPLE WALKING HOME FROM THEIR DATE NIGHT...IT CHOMPED DOWN ON THE YOUNG WOMAN'S FOOT AND TRIED TO RIP IT OFF!
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A couple was walking home from their weekly date night in Hollywood when a dog attacked. A neighbor later said his wife was almost a victim too.
Cindy Laurenfant said the attack two weeks ago was not only physically painful, as she ended up in the hospital. It has also left her feeling traumatized. "I have dreams every night about this dog attacking me," Laurenfant said.
Laurenfant has been recovering at Memorial Regional Hospital. The images of her wounds are graphic. Doctors said she is lucky she didn't lose her foot.
"I was screaming, it was the worst pain I'd ever felt after labor," Laurenfant said. "He had his teeth up against my foot, like he was ripping my foot off of my leg."
Laurenfant and her fiancé, Michael Keesee, were walking along North 28th Avenue near Fillmore Street in Hollywood, when the dog came out of nowhere. The vicious animal resembled a PIT BULL.
"I was going for field goals and I was getting no reaction out of this dog," Keesee said. "I wasn't getting a reaction from him. It was like the more I hit him, the more he clamped down on her. "
Fernando Guzman lives near to where the attack took place. He said his wife and their dog were almost victims too.
"All of a sudden this pit bull comes out and she grabbed our yorkie and closed her eyes and the pit bull circled around and around," Guzman said. Guzman said he is concerned -- especially for his six-year- old daughter.
Keesee had a message for the dog owner: "Think about it, your dog attacked somebody - luckily it was an adult, it could be a child next time.
"I don't want this to happen to anybody else."
Beyond the bites, Laurenfant has been dealing with infections. The hospital bills are growing. They were close to $80,000 on Friday.