PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY MD - TWO AMERICAN BULLDOGS "SOMEHOW GOT LOOSE" AND BEGAN TRYING TO KILL SOMETHING ...A 72-YEAR-OLD MAN GOT THE WORST OF IT!!!
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (ABC7) — A brother and sister were hailed as heroes for helping save a 72-year old man who was attacked by two dogs. The mauling happened around 11:15 a.m. along Hill mar Drive in District Heights Maryland.
Jeremy Phillips-Mincey and his sister Jessica Phillips were about to catch a bus to the Howard University football game when the dogs attacked.
“I have never seen dogs with the look that they had in their eyes, or exhibiting the behavior that they had. They were just out for blood,” said Jeremy. “When I turned around there was one dog on each arm.”
So the 17-year old said he grabbed a stick to fend off the TWO AMERICAN BULLDOGS.
“One of the dogs had the older man’s hand in his mouth. He was playing with it like it was a chew toy,” said Jeremy. “At no point did it cross my mind to not get involved. That was the only thing to do.”
“I knew he had it in him to stand up for somebody,” said Jessica Phillips. “I mean he is growling at the dogs, he is yelling, like, ‘Hey! Back up!”
Jessica called 911 from behind a fence. When the dogs finally ran away, the 24-year old used a sock to try to stop the 72-year old’s bleeding.
“He is moaning at this point. Just whole body is trembling. I am just trying to do the best that I can to make sure he is still conscious,” said Jessica. “At one point I asked him if he could open his eyes and tears started welling up.”
Prince George’s County Police said the American bulldogs also attacked a 52-year old man. Then one of the dogs charged officers, so they shot and killed the dog.
They got an animal control pole around the other dog, but the dog moved around so much, it strangled itself with the wire.
A third dog, which was not involved in the attacks, was taken away by animal control.
The owners have not been identified. It is not clear if they will be facing any consequences or what will happen to the third dog.
The Phillips siblings told ABC7, at last check, the victim they helped was in stable condition.
“I don’t know his name—I don’t think I have seen him before,” said Jeremy. “But after that type of experience, there is like a bond that I feel I have to him and I need to see him.”