Truck Beds Can Present Dangerous Scenario
Graham, TX - Tommy Lovell is recovering after being attacked by a pair of pit bulls. Animal Control Officer Kim Mills said Lovell suffered bites to his arms and legs after the dogs jumped out of a pickup truck and attacked him in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Mills said Lovell was walking home when he passed a pickup with the dogs in the back. Apparently, he said, "Hey puppy, what are you doing?" Both dogs then jumped out and attacked him.
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The two pit bulls tore a hunk out of his arm and a hunk out of his leg," Mills said. "He had 20 stitches in his leg." As Lovell was trying to fight the dogs off, a motorist drove up, honked his horn and yelled for Lovell to get in the back of his truck. Before Lovell could do so, the dogs jumped back into the truck they were in. After Lovell got home, he realized how serious the injuries were and went to Graham Regional Medical Center.
Mills said that the following day, the owner of the dogs came forward. He admitted that his dogs were involved, but doubted the attack was unprovoked. Mills said there was also a puppy in the truck. To find out exactly what happened, Mills watched the video surveillance tapes from Wal-Mart. She is also looking for witnesses. Anyone who was in the Wal-Mart parking lot and saw the attack is asked to call Mills at (940) 549-6441.
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