Pit bull attacks girl; teen neighor shoots
Milwaukee -- A 17-year-old girl is recovering at home after a pit bull viciously attacked her Monday evening.
A 38-year-old man and his 14-year-old son came to the girl's rescue. The man first got the dog off of her using a shovel. Soon after the son was forced to shoot the dog after it tried to attack the girl and others, again.
"It kept lunging and I just shot it," explained the boy who didn't want to be identified. "That dog wasn't going to stop, it was blood thirsty."
The dog's owner, Arnold Sloan, said he wasn't at home when the girl was attacked but his girlfriend was.
"He has a 250lb tether and a choke collar and we would hook him I checked him it didn't seem to be malfunctioned or anything so I don't know how he could've got off that," he said. "I'm very sorry that happened to her (the victim) and I pray that she recovers."
Sloan said it was a five year old pit bull mix. He said his dog has gotten loose before but claims it's never attacked anyone. He said the gunshot didn't kill 'Buster,' he voluntarily put the dog down.
According to MPD, the owner was cited.
Albasini said she will be recovering for two months and then may have to undergo surgery.