A husband and wife in California taking their Pit Bull for a ride in their SUV on Friday evening found themselves suddenly the victims of a terrifying attack by their own pet, according to CBS News.
The couple was driving through a shopping center in Costa Mesa on their way to Huntington Beach when the dog inexplicably turned on them, they told authorities. The disturbing incident occurred just before 7:00 p.m. in the 110 block of Victoria Street.
The husband was driving and his wife and the family Pit Bull were passengers, until the dog launched a vicious attack and inflicted serious injuries to both its owners. Witnesses said there were repeated bites to the couples’ arms, the Free Republic reports.
The wife was able to call 911, as her husband pulled into a parking lot and jumped out of the vehicle, but the dog followed him and continued the attack. She told Costa Mesa police that when she tried to coax the Pit Bull back into the car, it turned on her.
Firefighters tried to restrain the Pit Bull until Orange County Animal Control arrived and transported the dog to the Orange County animal shelter, according to KCAL9’s Stacey Butler.
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