On May 2nd, 2008, KSL Channel 5 reported that a 21-year-old woman in Tooele, Utah was seriously injured when a neighbor's pit bull got out of its yard and attacked her. Sgt. Robert Benson of the Tooele Police Department said, "Fairly serious condition, nothing life-threatening as far as I know, but pretty significant injuries to both her leg and arm."
It appears the dog got out through a hole in the fence. The owners weren't home at the time. The dog was subsequently taken to an animal shelter, where it will be quarantined for 10 days pending a hearing to determine if the dog should be classified as "vicious". Depending on the outcome, the dog will be either put down or allowed to go back home.
As of this post, 103 public comments have been posted to the KSL story. One of those comments was posted by the victim, as follows:
I was the person attacked
by Megan T. @ 8:17am - Sat May 3rd, 2008
I was the person who was attacked. I don't know if the breed is bad or my neighbor. All I know is I run a day care and four of my little kids were in that yard. The reason I was attacked was because I yanked my two year old son out from under this dog when he knocked him down. HE WAS AFTER MY CHILD. My son was screaming and crying and the dog was after the kill. It doesn't matter what type of dog it was- the story was on the news because it took 60 staples to pull me back together last night. I had to be sedated for the pain. I have four bites on my good arm. My leg is so tore apart I can't walk. It's not the news framing the dog. This dog attacked my fence and literally rammmed it until it broke. Don't blame the news for the story- it's the truth.