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Loose pit bulls bite two in St. Petersburg

Published Jul. 3, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG — Several pit bulls that bit two people while left unattended Monday morning have been taken by animal control.

St. Petersburg police responded to a call at 9:24 a.m. at 2104 21st Street S. Five pit bulls had gotten out through open windows, which had no screens. Before police arrived, the dogs bit Robin Macon, 62, multiple times. She was taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

The dogs also bit Laquanda Butler, 52, on the leg.

When police officers tried to leave their patrol cars, the dogs charged, police said. Officers had to use fire extinguishers to force them back.

After the dogs had gone back inside, officers subdued them with pepper spray while they closed the windows.

The owners were not home when the dogs escaped but returned later and assisted Animal Control in loading the animals into the truck.

The dogs will be kept under quarantine for further investigation.