Victim Recounts Attack
Glendora, CA - Retired fire chief, 67-year old Milford Fonza, has been released from the hospital after being attacked by two vicious pit bulls this morning. Glendora police say the dogs attacked him in the 1600 block of Sunflower Avenue. Fonza tried to fight off the pit bulls with his walking stick, but it quickly snapped (or was chewed) into pieces. The former fire chief also tried to hoist himself over a wall in order to escape, but the pit bulls pulled him back off the wall.
Glendora police officer Matt Fenner was on routine patrol when he came upon Fonza being attacked. Officer Fenner rammed one pit bull with his police cruiser and shot the other one dead. Fonza suffered a broken shoulder -- from being pulled off the wall by the pit bulls -- and puncture wounds to his face, arms, torso, legs and groin. In his own words, Fenner said: "I've been in a lot of situations that are life threatening; this is the closest to death I have ever come to."
Milford Fonza is also a Vietnam veteran.
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