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Pit Bull Bites off Newport Man's Nose

The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department.

Police are still searching for a pit bull that attacked a man and bit off a piece of his nose last Saturday.

The 52-year-old Newport man was walking back from and had hot dogs in his hands when a pit bull attacked him, according to the police report. The attack occurred on Wheatland Boulevard.

He described the dog as a “large brindle colored pit bull” weighing between 60 to 80 pounds. He said the dog suddenly appeared and he could tell it wanted his food.

Before he could react, the dog lunged at him, bit him in the face and took the food. A tip of his nose was bitten off during the attack.

The also responded to the incident and treated him. The man was bleeding profusely and he was transported to the emergency room.

Police were approached by a man on Kingston Avenue who said he had found the tip of the man's nose. It was transported to the hospital where the man was receiving specialized treatment for his nose.

There were no witnesses to the attack or suspected owners, reports said.

Surrounding residents and businesses were advised of the attack and were asked to report any loose pit bulls to the Newport Police Department.

If you have any information relating to the incident, contact the Newport Police Department at (401)-440-1306.

The above reports detail arrests made by the . Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch.

christina ricci September 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM
i agree with you all. its so sickening to hear that every mixed dog is considered a pitbull nowadays and that they have such a bad name. im a proud pit bull owner as well and it just digusts me that people are so uneducated. half of these supposed "pitbulls" arent even really pits theyre just mixed with so many different things theyre automatically classifed as them. okay, a dog bit someone no i dont think its right but people need to stop discriminating against pitbulls so much. or any breed really. especially when they arent even 100% sure.
Jolly rogers September 24, 2012 at 02:32 AM
And my girl friend was asking me just the other day why i still carry a 38 ......
Chris Christensen October 27, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Are you faster than a pit with a hankering for Chilli Dogs with a chunk of nose on the side Jolly.
Chris Christensen October 27, 2012 at 03:56 PM
If you guys do not like that the PD wrote down pit in its report from the victim then you need to carry yourselves downtown to the PD and lodge a complaint about it. Then please report back about how you were received/treated.
Chris Christensen October 27, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Patrick there are existing laws and they extend to all breeds. Walk them on a leach and keep them in the yard. If they get out and you know they can then common sense says you have to figure out how to control them to keep them from getting out. How about keep them in the house? It is the owners responsibility!

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