Pit bull breaks away from chain, mauls man to death
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.