Pit Bull Mauls 75-Year Old Woman Retrieving Mail
Interlachen, FL - Putnam County deputies say 75-year-old Barbara Pritt of Interlachen was on her way to her mailbox when her neighbor’s pit bull terrier attacked her in her yard. Pritt escaped from the 8-month old dog and called 911 from her home.
Out of breath, she told the operator "My finger is just almost torn off, and I haven’t even looked at my legs, but they sure are hurting."
According to the investigator’s report, the dog had mauled Pritt so badly that a good portion of one of her calves was torn off. Detectives also say her finger had to be re-attached at the hospital.
Even suffering from immense pain, Pritt remained amazingly calm. She can be heard on the 911 call giving her neighbor (the dog owner) instructions: “Betty, go in there and go down the hall to the bathroom. There’s a shelf there with a lot of towels on it. Get me a towel.”
Pritt often asked the 911 operator if the ambulance was on its way, and she explained she was in pain. She also told him, "I’m gonna start a petition to outlaw all pit bulls or whatever these things are."
Sheriff Dean Kelly said, "It’s probably safe to say that the family’s never had trouble with this dog doing this before, but all of a sudden -- for whatever reason -- it decided to attack." His deputies gave the dog’s owners two citations. One was for having a dog that was roaming and the second was for having a dog that wasn’t completely vaccinated.