Attack Follows Discussion Delay
Sioux City, IA - Two events happened in Sioux City yesterday. First, it was announced that city council members pushed back discussion on a proposed pit bull ban. The next meeting is set for September 15th. The first two readings of the pit bull ban have been approved. The second event involved a pit bull attack. Police say a 17-year-old teenager who is developmentally disabled was attacked by two pit bulls while getting off a city bus.
Police say the teen sustained puncture wounds to his stomach area when the loose dogs attacked him. His grandfather took him to a hospital. The dogs were owned by two different people and both were issued citations. Alexious Simpson has been charged with allowing a dog to run at large and no city dog license. Karen Willoughby has been charged with no rabies tag, allowing a dog to run at large and no dog license.
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