Two were taken to a nearby hospital with dog bite wounds after they were attacked by a pit bull this morning.
Elizabeth Whitehead, of 211 Pattison St., has been taking care of her son’s dog, Chaos, since he’s been in jail.
Her son, Jerry Whitehead, same address, has been in jail since he was charged with robbing a Northside convenience store on July 7.
Larry Whitehead Sr., her ex-husband, was letting Chaos outside at around 8:45 a.m. when two children walked by and began screaming and kicking at the dog, she said. He has to let the dog outside because she cannot control him, she said.
The dog became aggressive and bit Larry’s arm, knocking him into a nearby car, she said. The dog held on to his arm until Elizabeth ran over and jumped on top of the dog, trying to pry it off his arm. She threw water on the dog in order to calm him down and told the two children to hide behind a nearby car. City animal control took the dog away.
The dog was on a leash, she said, but a neighbor said the dog ran down the street and chased him back onto his porch.
William Townsend, of 116 Pattison St., said he was walking to the end of the street to catch the bus for work when the dog came running toward him. He dove onto his porch, scraping his knuckles and damaging his cell phone.
Larry suffered bites to both arms and his chest and was Elizabeth said he was “bleeding profusely.” The boy suffered several puncture wounds in the right thigh. Both were transported by Rural Metro Ambulance for treatment.
Their conditions are not yet known.