Boy attacked by pitbull - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Boy attacked by pitbull

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) – 9 year old Michael Wood can barely walk today. Sunday he was brutally attacked from behind by a pit bull as he was playing with his friends outside.

"It hurt really, really, really bad......I couldn't stop crying," said Wood. "I was bleeding all right here, right here and I had a big hole in my shorts. A lot of blood."

Today, staples hold together the wounds from the dog attack as Michael recovers. His mother called 911 after learning what had happened to her son just 2 doors down from where they call home.

"My heart dropped," said Wood's mother, Lisa. "Everything in my body left. I just--at first I was angry, I'll be honest at first I was angry and then I saw my son lying on their sidewalk and then my heart just fell out."

The Wood's claim they haven't spoken to the dog's owners since the incident. We went next door to find out why. While the neighbor didn't want to appear on camera she did talk to us about the dog.

"Yes I knew she had vicious tendencies," said the neighbor. When asked if she felt responsible she said, "Oh yes, yeah. I feel awful."

Michael is doing much better with each day. And while he has yet to hear from the dog owner, his neighbor was deeply apologetic for what happened.

"I want to go there but I don't want her to be mad at me," said the neighbor. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry."

Copyright 2010 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Extreme pain': Teen found stabbed, burned alive

    'Extreme pain': Teen found stabbed, burned alive

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:24:51 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:09:23 GMT
    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds. (Source: WFMX/CNN)Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds. (Source: WFMX/CNN)

    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds.

    More >>

    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds.

    More >>
  • Exclusive: Interview with woman who adopted OJ and Dozer

    Exclusive: Interview with woman who adopted OJ and Dozer

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:19:09 GMT
    OJ and Dozer go for a walk Thursday after they were reunited the night before (Source: RACC)OJ and Dozer go for a walk Thursday after they were reunited the night before (Source: RACC)

    The woman who adopted OJ and Blue Dozer from Richmond Animal Care and Control is speaking for the first time after the two dogs were reunited Wednesday night. 

    More >>

    The woman who adopted OJ and Blue Dozer from Richmond Animal Care and Control is speaking for the first time after the two dogs were reunited Wednesday night. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly