Name: Otto Snow
Location: Walking on the street. Bangor, Maine
Year of attack: 2018
Tell us about the attack
My friend and I were walking along the street in the neighborhood. We were going to get some pizza. We could see an unleashed pit bull running in the street ahead of us. As we walked by the driveway, the man was playing with a very excited pit bull at the top of the driveway near the garage. We exchanged small talk and kept walking. I glanced back and I thought that I saw the man putting a leash on the pit bull in the driveway, as though to take it for a walk. My friend and I kept walking. My friend stopped and turned. I then did the same, and the pit bull lunged from out of the blue and tore my lip off. I fell to the ground and covered my face from further attack. The owner of the pit bull said to me that his pit bull had “never done that before.”
I was brought to the hospital for emergency surgery.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
It destroyed my life. I am losing everything. I am now getting help outside of the area and state. My ventures to bring tech, publishing and support groups to this area of the state have now collapsed.
It is under litigation.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
If you want to own a tiger, fine. Just make sure that it is on a chain, that you are responsible, and if it harms others, you take responsibility or are prepared to be held responsible. Accountability. People who are irresponsible should not own tigers or pit bulls for that matter. Landlords/property owners need to be held responsible.