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Pit bull mauls family after mother tried to put it in a sweater

By Mason White 12:01 PM January 2, 2017
Ismael and Brenda Guerrero
By: Chan Yuan

A couple and their son in Florida, were mauled by their dog.

Police in Tampa, said that the three people were injured after their dog attacked them after the mother tried to dress it in a sweater.

Tampa police said that 52-year-old Brenda Guerrero, tried to put the sweater on the dog when she was attacked.

When the husband, Ismael, 46, tried to pull the dog off of his wife, the dog started attacking him.

Police said that the couple’s son, 22-year-old Antoine Harris, came out of the home with a knife and stabbed the dog in the head and neck to try to stop the attack.

The dog then began attacking Harris. All three were eventually able to escape and they ran into the house, leaving the dog in the backyard.

However, the injured dog managed to make its way into the home and went to a bedroom, where two children were.

Animal Control and the Tampa police arrived at the house and found the dog that was very aggressive.

Officers deployed a bean bag gun and Taser to subdue the dog. The dog was eventually captured and was placed in the custody of animal control.

The husband and wife were taken to a hospital to be treated for their wounds. Brenda’s injuries are believed to be serious, but not life threatening.