QUINCY MA - SIRIMAKORN KHANTAK WAS OUT FOR A WALK WHEN SHE SAW A MAN WITH A VERY LARGE UNLEASHED DOG ...SHE FOUND HERSELF IN THE FIGHT OF HER LIFE WITH A CANE CORSO AS THE MAN SITS DOWN ON STEPS AND WATCHES!
(WHDH) - A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after police say she suffered “several bites” from a dog that attacked her in Quincy on Monday.
Officers responding to a reported dog attack in the area of Elmwood Avenue and Norfolk Street found a woman bleeding, according to the Quincy Police Department.
Sirimakorn Khantak was out for a walk in her Quincy neighborhood when she came across a man with an unleashed dog.
“The dog just ran over to me and jumped on me and I just fell,” Khantak recalled. “I remember that he bit my arm and I yelled so loud to help.”
She said she was able to make it to a nearby front porch and climb on top of it in an attempt to escape the dog.
“Oh, thank god I [was] still like capable and conscious to stand up.” She said she remembered thinking, “If I don’t do something this guy is not going to come and grab the dog.”
In a still from the scene, the man with the dog can be seen sitting down on the steps of the porch while Khantak works to fend it off.
“For a minute, he was sitting on the stairs,” Khantak said. “I am so upset, scared, disappointed.”
Neighbors who heard her cries for help came running to the rescue.
One man called 911 while his girlfriend started recording on her cellphone.
Eventually, the dog gave up and ran to another yard.
“So, I jumped down, I fell and then I [stood] up and I just [ran] to the house.”
Khantak was taken to Quincy Medical Center with several puncture wounds in her arm and open wounds on her back. Her injuries were not considered to be life-threatening and she was discharged to recover at home.
The man who was with the dog when officers arrived at the scene said he was dogsitting the 2-year-old CANE CORSO when it attacked the woman, police said.
Police say they have since viewed a “disturbing” video of the attack and filed a report.
The incident will be followed up with by Animal Control and a hearing will take place.
A hearing is set for Tuesday to determine what, if any charges the man may face.
We are aware of, and in possession of, a disturbing video that is circulating Facebook involving a woman being bitten by a dog. On 9/2/2019, officers responded to the area of Elmwood Ave and Norfolk St. Officers arrived and observed that the victim had suffered several bites and was bleeding. She was transported to Quincy Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injury.
The male party with the dog told officers that he was dog-sitting the 2yr old Cane Corso for a family member who was out of state.
Officers viewed a video while on scene and filed a report. The incident will be followed up by Animal Control and a hearing will take place.
Please remember: Dog owners/keepers are REQUIRED to leash their dogs anytime they are off of their property, clean up their pet's waste, control excessive barking, and ensure that their dog is properly vaccinated against rabies. Dog owners are also required to license their pets annually. If you have any questions, please contact our Animal Control at 617.376.1364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.