Woman In Serious Condition After Being Bitten By Pit Bull In Oakland

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.

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One Comment

  1. Deputy53 says:

    I don’t CARE what breed of dog this is. Any dog owner that can’t control their dog, should have it put down. And with today’s Liberal ways, the officer was “afraid” to shoot the dog to protect themselve!
    I know you progressives don’t want to hear this, but in my 30+ years working the streets, any dog that attempted to bite me (or the 4 that did) over the years..I shot everyone of them. And the last one was on dash & body camera. All were “good shoot’s” (according to IA.)
    Florida is in the final stages of forbidding the ownership/licensing of Pit Bulls. I support this-even though I am now retired. Pit Bulls are violent by nature, most likely that’s why Blacks favor them-to protect their drug activities. (At least in Florida, also seems to be a “big” thing in WPA too!)

  2. Laura Garner says:

    Was this in Pittsburgh or Oakland? Seems kind of confusing . and as for the breed , here we go again with sterotyping the whole breed. Being a pitbull owner my dog has never shown aggressive behaviors. With that being said actual facts should be given instead of general garbage. . and for Deputy 53- I’m not black. I don’t sell or use drugs. I have a good job. And my pitbull is like my kid. Learn your facts.
    By the way the attack in Canada was not a pitbull but a boxer

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