A 39-year-old Pinehurst man was seriously injured after a pit bull dog attacked him Wednesday afternoon. Friday about noon, authorities had to tranquilize a different pit bull from the same house. It was running loose and chasing a bicyclist. Police Chief Fred Hanauer said both dogs are currently in the city animal shelter.
The chief said police were called at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday to the 3700 block of West Lark Street because of the attack. He said the man living at the house was mowing the yard. The pit bull was on a dog runner and attacked the man unprovoked. The man had serious injuries to his arms and torso.
Hanauer said a helicopter ambulance was unavailable at the time and the man was taken by Acadian Ambulance to a Beaumont hospital.
The dog that attacked the man was put in quarantine at the animal shelter. The dog was a full- grown pit bull and was at the house for breeding, Hanauer said.
Last week, city authorities went to the house because of six pit bull dogs at the premises, more dogs than allowed by city ordinance, he said.
On Friday about 11:45 a.m., authorities once again went to the block of Lark Street because a pit bull from the same house chased a neighbor on a bicycle. The chief said animal control from West Orange helped and the dog was shot with a tranquilizer gun.
No charges have been filed in connection with any of the incidents. Hanauer said the resident could face a misdemeanor charges for violating the city ordinance about the number of dogs or for allowing a dog to run loose.