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4 pit bulls maul UPS driver who tried to deliver package

By Mason White 4:46 PM September 19, 2017
Pit bull (illustration)
Pit bull (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A UPS driver used his belt to fight off 4 angry pit bulls that attacked him while delivering a package to a home, according to police in Washington.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said that on Wednesday, at around 11:00 a.m., the UPS driver called 911 to report that he was being attacked by multiple pit bulls, and was bleeding badly.

The attack happened as the driver was making his delivery to a residence in the 15500 block of 116th Street E. in the Puyallup area.

When Orting Valley Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene, the driver was reportedly cornered by the dogs up against a trailer on the property that was located approximately 75 feet inside a locked gate.

A relative of the dog’s owner was at the location, but refused to unlock the gate, so the fire department rammed the driveway gate, drove to the victim and pulled him into their vehicle.

The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The victim suffered multiple bite wounds, including punctures and lacerations on his hands, arms, and legs.

Investigators recovered his boots and belt from the scene.

His boots were reportedly pulled off by the dogs during the attack, and he had attempted to use his belt to defend himself from the dogs.

Pierce County Animal Control officers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident.

Animal Control contacted the owner of the pit bulls and impounded his four dogs for a required 10 day quarantine at the Tacoma Humane Society.

The dogs could be euthanized.