An 18-year-old Dayton resident mauled by two vicious dogs Friday night was identified as William Talbott.
An 18-year-old man was walking his dog, Loki, when police said two pit bulls attacked his pet Friday night and then turned on the young man when he tried to protect his dog.
The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. His injuries were serious but not life-threatening, Dayton police said.
A 911 caller told emergency dispatchers a man outside was being attacked by TWO PIT BULLS in the 200 block of Huron Avenue.
“They are gonna kill him!” the woman, who did not give her name, said in a call made shortly before 10 p.m. She did not stay on the line, but minutes later she called back, hysterically saying she could hear bones crushing and repeated that the dogs were killing the man.
Multiple police officers responded to the scene, and it later was reported the “dogs have been euthanized by DPD,” according to a call log from the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
Dayton medics and the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center also responded to the scene.
It is not known at this time who owns the dogs, nor what charges the owners may face.
Police said the man’s dog, Loki, ran away during the attack and had not yet been found.