Another day, another pit bull attack!
Harlem Girl Hospitalized After Being Attacked By Pit Bull Loose In Project Hallway
Two men were arrested after their pit bull mauled a 7-year-old girl who was attacked by the dog in the hallway while eating a popsicle:
A 7-year-old girl was hospitalized after being mauled by a pit bull in Manhattan on Monday, police and witnesses said.
The girl was attacked in the Lincoln Houses on Madison Ave. in East Harlem about 3:20 p.m., cops said. She was with her older brother picking up a younger brother from daycare when she encountered the loose dog in the hallway, neighbors said.
The child was eating a frozen treat when the pit bull, named Big Blue, tore into her arm trying to get at the sugary snack, witnesses said.
“The dog jumped on her to get the ice,” said neighbor Tonya James, 37. “The girl was screaming.”
Owner Vincent Evans tried to rescue the girl, witnesses said. The struggle lasted two terrifying minutes.
She was rushed to Harlem Hospital with tissue damage to her arm and is in stable condition, cops said.
Evans, 30, was charged with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and obstructing governmental administration. His brother Vincent Evans, 28, who was in the apartment during the attack, was charged with two violations.
Big Blue was taken by Animal Care & Control for evaluation.
SMH. It’s prolly a wrap for Big Blue, but that poor lil girl will likely be scarred for life from that attack.
People please keep your dangerous pets under your control at all times.
Peep a photo of the owner and his brother who were arrested below:
Source Photo Credit: Andrew Savulich