Pit bull claims pound of flesh from Durban 'robber'

2016-03-08 15:45


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Durban - A suspected house robber bit off more than he could chew, inadvertently taking on three pit bulls at a home in Isipingo Hills on Monday.

Pictures of the bloodied man inside a garden were circulated on Facebook after he was mauled by one of the dogs.

He was detained by a security company and handed over to the police, who did not open a case.

Alpha Alarms spokesperson Krishnee Naidoo said that the "bloody run-in" had cost the man a chunk of flesh from his head.

"An Alpha client called in, stating that a male was seen fleeing and jumped into the yards of a few houses on Parbhoo Hargovan Road. An Alpha response officer responded to the location at 14:21 and found the suspect bleeding profusely," she said.

"It is believed that the suspect had jumped into a yard with three pit bulls. One of the dogs did not appreciate the intrusion and attacked the suspect."

The home owners managed to restrain the animal and the security officers waited with the suspect until police arrived.

"Alpha also dispatched an ambulance to the scene," she added.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala said: "We can confirm the incident where a man was... [bitten] by dogs while trying to break in, but no case was opened," she said.

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