Fatal’s owner, Sharon Robinson, said she was outside her house on the 4900 block of Harbinson Avenue Monday afternoon waiting to be picked up when one of the victims walked by. Robinson said she felt in danger and the dog, which was watching from a balcony, probably sensed trouble, too.
The dog raced downstairs and through a fence before attacking the unidentified man, Robinson said.
“He was protecting me. I didn’t know if the guy was going to kill me or had a gun or something,” said Robinson. “You just don’t know these days, it’s scary out here.”
The victim stumbled away from the dog and was helped by two people who took him to a fenced-off backyard, a neighbor told Fox5.
The dog then ran into a nearby electrical shop where he bit a worker in the hand, he said.
Both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.
One of victims declined to discuss his injuries or circumstances of the attack, but he did say “he’s feeling okay.”
Robinson suffered a small cut on her elbow while trying to restrain the animal.
The 3-year-old gray and white pit bull was taken away from Robinson in a previous incident. Some neighbors described him as a “nuisance” and “trouble.”
The dog will be in quarantine for two weeks before his fate is decided.