Location: Walking down the street, Missouri
Year of attack: 2018
Tell us about the attack
I happened to be driving down a busy community thoroughfare and saw an elderly gentleman walking on the sidewalk with a walker. As he walked slowly along, he approached a home where a woman with her pit bull was out in the yard. Even though the animal was on a leash, once it honed in on the man, game over! The pit bull dragged her to the ground to get to him. It was horrifying. The pit bull knocked the elderly gentleman to the ground and began attacking.
It took four grown adult men to get the animal removed and two of them were bitten as well. The elderly gentleman was rushed to the hospital. I will never forget it. I gave my name to the police officer but never heard anything.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
The attack prompted me to research pit bulls. What I have learned has changed my life, and I have become a voice and advocate for victims.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
I would like people to know that the pit bull lobbyists are not truthful. They have zero credible statistics or data to support their claims. This type of dog needs harsher penalties for its harmful behaviors.