Pit bull bites toddler and his father

October 21, 2007|By Doug Donovan

A pit bull bit a toddler on the face last night and attacked the boy's father after the dog turned on the family inside their East Baltimore house, authorities said.

A Baltimore fire official said the attack occurred about 7:50 p.m. inside a house in the 1100 block of Newcomb Way in Armistead Gardens.

The 18-month-old boy and his father were transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A neighbor, Fillmore Reddinger, said the dog, which he said he believes belongs to the boy's family, bit the boy on the nose, but Baltimore officials could not confirm his account.

Reddinger said the boy's father was bit on the hand when he tried to pull his son free of the dog.

Reddinger said he lives next door to where the attack occurred. He said he was petting the pit bull over his fence earlier yesterday after it had continually jumped up and down.

"She seemed friendly," he said.

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