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Pitbulls Critically Injure Jogger on Lakefront

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 2, 2012 5:15PM

Image Credit: Charlie Ferreira

Let the arguments for breed-specific dog bans commence anew. A jogger on the Southeast side was critically injured after two pitbulls attacked him on the Southeast side yesterday morning.

The jogger was running along the trail at Rainbow Beach when the dogs "came out of nowhere." He was bitten by the dogs all over his body and, if not for a neighbor who called police, we may be writing about a man who was killed by two pitbulls today. Police responding to the call for assistance drew their weapons and fatally shot the dogs after they turned to attack the cops. Both dogs were wearing collars, but had no tags. Police are looking for the owners of the dogs, while the man is recovering at Stroger Hospital from his injuries.