The incident unfolded late Thursday afternoon when Groff returned to her South Main Street home after work, she recounted. Her son’s four dogs — a pure-bred chocolate Labrador retriever and the lab’s three 11-month-old puppies, each a border collie mix — lived with the family and were in the living room, Groff said.
One of the younger dogs leapt, unprovoked, at her face, and knocked her to the floor. Another dog charged, she said, tearing at her clothes and skin.
About that time, Banghart came in the house to grab a sweatshirt when he heard yelling, he said today. The 21-year-old said he saw his grandmother on the floor, the dogs still attacking her.