Holly Hill Police are reporting that up to three people may have been injured by two mixed breed pit bulls that escaped through an unsecured gate in a backyard and then went on a local attacking spree.
Police said they handled two cases that were directly attributed to the pit bull attacks, and that they later received a call from Halifax Health Medical Center that a third person, claiming to have been attacked by pit bulls, had gone to the emergency room via taxi.
The first attack occurred about 3 a.m. in the area of Walker and State Avenues. A 42-year-old pedestrian told police he came upon two mixed pit bull breed dogs that were acting aggressively. When he tried to run, they attacked.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the man was taken to Halifax Health Medical surgery where he underwent surgery for a severe bite to his lower leg. Police were unable to locate the dogs at that time.
The second attack occurred a couple of hours later, when the dogs also mauled a man walking to work. He suffered bites to his arms and legs and was also taken to Halifax Health Medical Center.
Holly Hill police were finally able to track down the dogs and were able to identify the owners. The owners claimed that only one of the dogs was theirs and that they were keeping the other one for a friend who is currently prison.
The dogs are currently quarantined by the Halifax Humane society and charges are still pending against the owners’ of the dogs.
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