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Marysville Police Investigate Pitbull Attack that Injured Man, 14-Year-Old

Marysville police are investigating a vicious dog attack that left a boy, and the man who saved him, injured.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2019 12:33 PM
Updated: Jan. 11, 2019 1:22 PM

MARYSVILLE, Calif. - Marysville police are investigating a vicious dog attack that left a boy, and the man who saved him, injured.

Police say it happened off of Yuba Street in Marysville Tuesday morning. 

28-year-old Chad Bird was driving by Eastlake Park when he saw multiple dogs attacking a boy. 

"I was seeing the three pit bulls chewing on the kid's arms and mainly his chest," Bird said. "He was screaming bloody murder, just screaming for help. It was vicious. I thought chunks of him were going to be missing." 

He said he put his vehicle in park and ran toward them. At first, he started yelling, then kicking at the dogs long enough for the 14-year-old boy to get away. 

The dogs then turned on Bird. 

"I was trying to get them off of my face," he said. "I raised my hand to stop them from chewing on my face." 

Meanwhile, Max Jacobo, who lives across the street, heard the commotion outside and looked out the window. He said he saw the dogs attack the boy and then Bird. 

"I heard Chad scream for help and it was a blood-curdling scream," Jacobo said. 

Jacobo grabbed a square-tipped shovel and headed over to help Bird. He hit two of the dogs off of Bird with the shovel and saved him. 

"It was severe," Jacobo said. "Even the kid said that he was scared for his life." 

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