Pit bull attacks Macon man in wheelchair

Friday, March 8, 2013 7:39 AM
Last updated 5:59 PM
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MACON, Ga. — Police say two pit bull dogs attacked a 70-year-old man in a wheelchair in Macon, severely injuring him.

Authorities say the attack happened shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, as the man rolled down Putnam Street in his wheelchair.

Macon police said in a statement that the dogs mangled the man’s hand, causing severe damage. A neighbor was able to scare the dogs off.

The man was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment.

Police said the dogs’ owner was cited for failing to restrain the animals.

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