Pack of Pit Bulls brutally attack elderly man (GRAPHIC)

Posted: September 13, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Francesco Bove is lucky to be alive.

The 62-year-old artist was so viciously mauled by two pit bulls in the Bronx on Friday that a priest read him his last rites outside a church, CNN reported.

“I think I’m going to die,” Bove said at the time according to his son Anthony. “But the priest made him promise that he will fight until the end.”

A cellphone camera from a tenement caught the attack in which the canines were seen repeatedly biting Bove. At one point they dragged him from the middle of the street to the curb, each taking a shoulder. For several moments the dogs were separated from Bove, but they broke away easily and returned to their victim.

Witnesses attempted to intervene — one used a chain to hit the pit bulls while another tried spraying them with water. “Hurry up, these dogs are attacking a man!” a woman was heard yelling near the video camera during a call presumably to 911. “He’s in the street bleeding!”

After the attack, Bove knelt in a pool of blood.

More from CNN:
The horror began when the dogs’ owner, Cynthia Oliver, 55, exchanged words with the victim, said NYPD spokeswoman, Det. Annette Markowski. Oliver was holding the pit bulls and dropped the leash, she said. The dogs attacked.  But Anthony Bove said his father told him there was no altercation. No words exchanged.


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