Port Chester police officers were forced to kill a pit bull after it attacked its owner and his 71-year-old mother early Monday, Police Lt. James Ladeairous said. Police responded to a call of a possible assault at 244 S. Regent St. at 12:10 a.m., Oct. 7.
They found blood splatters on the floor of the landing and walls of a third-floor apartment from which they heard a woman screaming for help. A tan pit bull was mauling its owner and the woman was by the wall with bite wounds on both arms. Police had to shoot the dog to save the man, Ladeairous said.
The woman, who was the 38-year-old Port Chester man’s mother, told police she and her son were arguing and when they raised their voices the dog went crazy and started biting her, police said. When the son tried to stop it from attacking his mother, the dog attacked him.
“He was really ripped up,” Ladeairous said.
The man was then allegedly uncooperative, refused to give police information and was combative with EMS personnel who were trying to get him on a stretcher to transfer him to Westchester Medical Center. Police charged him with obstruction of governmental administration, a misdemeanor, and released him on his own recognizance so he could be taken to the hospital, Ladeairous said. EMS had to subdue the man.
EMS brought the mother to Greenwich Hospital for treatment of her wounds.