SPRING VALLEY, Rockland County (WABC) — A loose pit bull attacked a 1-year-old boy and bit a good Samaritan trying to free the child in Rockland County Tuesday, according to police.
It happened around 4 p.m. on Hoyt Street in Spring Valley, where officers responded after receiving several 911 calls reporting a dog attack.
Authorities say the child’s coat was already in the grips of the pit bull’s jaws when several good Samaritans jumped in to try and physically remove the animal from the child.
The man began kicking the dog, and luckily, the thick winter jacket protected the child from being badly wounded.
After struggling with the dog, police say it then bit the 29-year-old man, causing significant injury to his arm.