Pit bull breaks away from chain, mauls man to death

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CINCIN­NATI | A pit bull ap­par­ently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death early Tues­day as he screamed for help, Day­ton Po­lice said.

Po­lice in the south­west Ohio city re­sponded to a re­port of a man yelling, “Jesus, help me, help me!” at around 4:40 a.m.

The 911 caller said the man was

yelling at “the top of his lungs” amid the sounds of dogs bark­ing loudly. He said the man was also crying.

Lt. Mark Ponichtera said po­lice found the man be­ing at­tacked in an al­ley. They were able to get the dog to back off, and the man was taken to a hospi­tal, where he died.

Po­lice fa­tally shot the dog, which they say was a pit bull.

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