OAKLAND (KDKA) – A 75-year old Pittsburgh grandmother is recovering at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, after she was bitten not once, but twice, at her Allequippa Street home in the Hill District.
The unidentified woman was bitten by her grandson’s pit bull, and, while first responders were tending to her wounds, the same dog that attacker her, which had been placed in the hard by her grandson, got out of yard, ran back into the house, and bit the woman a second time.
A police officer who tried to grab hold of the dog was also bitten slightly, and required hospital treatment.
Brandi Morgan, whose mother lives on the same block as the injured grandmother and her grandson, said she was not surprised by the dog attack, describing it as “an accident waiting to happen.”
“As rude as this may sound, I’m glad it was somebody in that house [who was bitten], instead of an innocent bystander walking up the street, or my child, who it could have been,” Morgan said.
Morgan said she and her mother have repeatedly complained to authorities about the dog roaming free.
Pittsburgh Police Officer Christine Luffey said the city of Pittsburgh does have a dog leash law on the books, providing for a 100 fine, and court costs for first time offenders, and a 500 dollar fine for second time offenders.
No charges have been filed against the pit bull owner, since the attack occurred inside the home where the owner lived with his grandmother.