A 93-year-old Connecticut woman was attacked by a mixed-breed pit bull while she was walking in her neighborhood on April 13, according to police. The woman suffered massive trauma to her lower left leg that required surgery.
The dog reportedly ran out of its owner's house and attacked the woman, and neighbors wielding a baseball bat and the woman's cane tried to fight the dog off. One of the people who came to the woman's aid said that the dog seemed to be chasing a fire truck before it attacked her. He also suggested that the animal might have killed her if no one had been there to help. By the time police officers arrived at the scene, the dog's owner had taken control of the animal and put it in a cage.