Thursday, April 19, 1990

Florida: Pit bull chases down boy, 15, and attacks him. Sheriff's Office gives the pit bull right back to its owners

FLORIDA -- A teenager was injured on Wednesday when he was attacked by a pit bull terrier at a mobile home park near Davie, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

Justin Wilson, 15, was treated by paramedics for puncture wounds to his back and referred to his family doctor, Sheriff's Office spokesman Al Gordon said.

Justin and his brother Chris, 16, who live in the 3500 block of Southwest 57th Avenue, went to another home at the Silver Oaks Mobile Home Park to visit a girl, Gordon said.

When they knocked on the front door, the dog threw itself against the door and opened it. Justin ran, and the dog attacked him, Gordon said.

The dog was taken into the custody of Broward County Animal Control. If it is properly vaccinated, it will be returned to owners Eugene Saunders and Linda Saunders, Gordon said.

The dog was running loose and attacked a child! No vicious dog ticket? 

(Sun Sentinel - April 19, 1990)