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Cyclist narrowly escapes mauling by pit bull

Cyclist narrowly escapes mauling by pit bull

Name: m. payne
Victim: Adult
Location: residential sidewalk, South Carolina
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack

As I was riding along the sidewalk, I could hear a galloping sound and as I looked to my left I could see a wild animal baring its teeth in what was an unusually wide mouth for a dog! Its eyes were narrow undersized triangles, its growl abrasive and terrifying. I realized I had no weapon nor anyplace to run as the demented pit bull circled. I jumped off my bike and raised it in the air using it as a shield giving me space. The pit bull sprang for my throat missing it by millimetres! The stench of his breath, hot and putrid. With agile galloping and muscular bounds it leaped again missing my ear! I quickly found my one chance to escape. I timed it just right and rode out in front of a car and as the pit bull followed, the driver swerved to avoid me and crushed the pit bull as I hoped he would, ending it!

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I now carry a PVC club filled with concrete and granite wherever I go. No need to worry about metal detectors or demented dogs.

Legal Consequences
The owner of the pit bull (he picked up the body) suddenly moved to an unknown location and has never been identified.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Probably all pit bulls have an advanced degree of meanness in them. They make terrible pets so choose some other breed as home pets.