Monday, July 9, 2012
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CONYERS -- A woman wound up in the Rockdale Medical emergency room Saturday night after she was attacked by pit bulldog.
The victim, a 22-year-old woman, told the Conyers Police Department she was walking west on Green Street at about 9 p.m. when she saw a man approaching walking a pit bulldog. Although the dog, described as black with white fur on the chest, was on a leash, the victim said the man was having a hard time controlling it.
As the man and dog approached, the victim said the dog lunged at her and bit her on the right arm. The victim told police that she "became very afraid at the amount of blood flowing from her arm and the pressure with which it was escaping," according to the report. The victim said the dog's handler asked if she was OK, but she didn't have time to talk. She said she rushed home so she could get to the emergency room.
The officer who responded to the emergency room said the victim had a bite wound that appeared to be 1 inch long and 1 inch deep.
The victim was unable to identify the dog's handler other than he was a black male walking east on Green Street toward the Shell station at the corner of West Avenue.