Bronx, NY - Surveillance video captured a pit bull attacking a 6-year-old girl walking on a sidewalk in the Bronx Sunday afternoon.
In the video you can see as the girl and her grandmother are walking down Webster Avenue when the dog charges after the girl from across the street, latches on to her, then starts dragging the little girl around the sidewalk.
The girl’s grandmother tries desperately to protect her, to no avail. Other people rush in and start kicking the pit bull and are finally able to pull it off of the girl.
“At first the dog tried to bite her in the face, but he grabbed the jacket, he bit her on the leg,” said Eduardo Candelier, who was one of the people who rushed in to help. ”The girl was crying, she was going crazy.”
The owner of the dog was also present and reportedly yelled at the crowd to leave his dog alone, then put the dog on a leash after witnesses were able to pull it off the girl it was trying to eat.
The girl was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, including small puncture wounds to her right arm and right leg.
The dog’s owner, who lived several minutes away from where the attack took place, stayed on the scene until police arrived and was issued a summons for having a dog off the leash. The dog was not taken away and there are no plans to put it down.
The dog is lucky it didn’t attack one of Candelier’s relatives. He said had it, he would have killed that dog.