Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Who Let The Dogs Out?

No run today.  Helicopters flying overhead yesterday and today.  Why?

"Two pit bulls attacked four people in Lakeview Tuesday night and are still on the loose, according to Nassau County Police.
The first victim, a 16-year-old male, was walking on Parkside and Cedar Road around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 when two pit bulls, one brown and the other black, attacked him, report police. He suffered injuries to his left arm. 
Ten minutes later, police say, the same two pit bulls attacked a 54-year-old woman who was walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Parkside Road. She also suffered injuries to her left arm.
Then, at 6:50 pm, the two dogs attacked a third victim, a 24-year-old female, who was walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Tyler Road. She suffered injuries to her left leg and right arm.
The last attack occurred at 7:01 p.m., in front of 33 Clinton Ave. Officers say the two dogs attacked a 29-year-old woman, who suffered injuries to her face, left arm, right arm and left shoulder.
All the victims were transported to an area hospital to seek treatment for their injuries.
Speaking to News 12 outside her home Wednesday, one of the women attacked by the dogs, Kashina Sylvester, said she had been getting out of her car when suddenly she was approached by the dogs. 
"I said 'Go home' and all of sudden, I'm being mauled by two dogs ... They started biting at my jacket and then one chomped down on my thigh and I went down."
Sylvester was then bitten on her face, arms and shoulder.
An intensive area search for the dogs was coordinated and conducted Tuesday night utilizing Bureau of Special Operations Officers, Emergency Services Unit, Aviation Unit, Fourth Precinct Patrol Officers and Town of Hempstead Animal Control Officers, but they were unable to locate the dogs at this time.
Authorities returned to the area Wednesday morning to continue the search, which they said will not conclude until the dogs are found.
The dogs were both wearing collars. One still had a piece of chain attached to its collar. Officers request anyone who may have information regarding these dogs to contact the Fourth Precinct."  by Tara Conroy, the local Patch

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