Loose dogs attack 3 people, 1 man injured 'from head to toe'

Dogs euthanized after police say they attacked 3 people

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Two pit bulls got loose from their owner’s home and attacked three people in Lawrenceville on Monday.

One of the victims was left with serious injuries “from head to toe,” according to a witness.

The incident led to the dog owner being cited by Gwinnett County Animal Welfare officers and the dogs being euthanized.

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“I am a dog person. I love dogs. That is the last thing you expect," one of the victims told Channel 2's Lauren Pozen.

He didn’t want to give his name, but he did show us how badly he was hurt, with 29 stitches holding his wounds together.

“I am covered up I am bleeding out here," he said.

Monday afternoon, he says the dogs, who live across the street, were in his backyard.

“I have little children, I wanted the dogs out of the yard and so I went outside. I took a crowbar just in case.”

He called out to the dogs.

“They came right at me and ran me over, knocked me down and they bit me about five times. I stood up and I started hitting with a crowbar.”

He’s not the only one who had this scary encounter.

Lina Christian says she was driving down Five Forks Trickum Road toward Sugarloaf Parkway when she saw the dogs attacking an elderly man.

She pulled over to help get the dogs off of him.

"He had quite a bit of injuries on his leg, his arm, his head, his face, his ear. it was pretty brutal," she said.

The commotion also caused a car wreck. The dogs then returned back to their home on Rosa Drive.

“The reign of terror the dogs brought out in the neighborhood ended here so I was glad about that its unfortunate two other people got hurt and there was an accident as well because of the dogs," Christian said,

The dogs were put down and tested negative for rabies.

The elderly man, we’re told, has severe injuries and is hospitalized.