Surveillance cameras belonging to a tire shop videotaped an unprovoked and dangerous dog attack on a young girl, according to the Huffington Post yesterday. The attack occurred on Webster Avenue in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon. The child was walking with her grandmother and the dog came seemingly out of nowhere.
No one realized the attack had been videotaped until the tire shop owner, Fred Paulino, reviewed his video tape footage on Monday.
The video shows the grandmother and child walking towards an intersection when a pit bull type dog came racing diagonally across the intersection, making a direct line for the child. The dog immediately pulled the child to the ground and began to maul her.
Nearby men who witnessed the attack came to the child's rescue, grabbing the dog and pulling it away from her. Had it not been for their quick intervention, the child's injuries likely would have been worse. She was treated for dog bite puncture wounds at a local hospital and and released.
The dog's owner was at the scene, and was issued a summons for failure to have the dog on a leash. The dog remains with the owner.