A terrifying moment for a 15-year old hot springs teenager as three dogs approached him on the street - one attacking him - leaving scars.
On a normal day after school, Gaige Reynolds says he often spends time walking on Summer Street in his Hot Springs neighborhood. He didn't expect what happened one Monday afternoon. "All of a sudden the 3 dogs came out," Reynolds says.
He says one of the dogs - identified as a PIT BULL OR MIXED BREED - by Hot Springs Animal Control - bit him from behind. "I panicked. He came up and started peeling at my pants at the bottom, and i tried to get it off me," says Reynolds. That's when the dog jumped up and bit the 15-year-old on his arm -leaving scars.
Hot Springs Animal Services confirmed they did respond to a home on Summer Street. "We began trying to contact the people at the residence, we couldn't get anybody to come to the door," says
Once they found the dog's owner - he says they cited them for failure to provide the proper paperwork. We were able to locate the person who lived at the address today in court and issued a citation for failure to quarantine, no rabies vaccination, no city license," he says.
Animal Services says they did confirm the dog was responsible - also issuing citations for the dog not being restrained at the time of the attack.
Now, Reynolds hopes it doesn't happen again anytime soon. "Honestly, I don't think that dog should be on the street, around children, because i think it will attack somebody else."
The dog is still with the owner. The owner of the dog is due in court on June 6th.