Pit Bull Bites Baby’s Face And Bite Baby-Sitter In East Harlem

October 15, 2016

ambulanceA pit bull bit a 16-month-old boy in the face and attacked his baby-sitter in East Harlem Friday, officials, witnesses and source said.

Allison Riley, 47, and the infant were rushed to Harlem hospital after the pooch attacked them inside the laundry room of an apartment building on First Ave. near E. 101st St. about 12:30 p.m.

The boy, Jayce, was trying to pet the unleashed dog when it flipped a switch, said Allison Riley’s daughter Taylah, 17.

“(Jayce is) very playful, he wanted to touch the dog,” she said. “The dog reacted to it in a bad way … I guess he snapped at it.”

When her panicked mother jumped to the boy’s aid, the seething dog attacked her, too, biting her leg, Taylah recalled.

A bystander in the basement laundry room had to pry the dog’s mouth loose from her, she said.

Jayce was taken to the hospital to get his cut lip stitched up, Taylah Riley said.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Harlem World Magazine, 2521 1/2 west 42nd street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

She said her shaken mother will likely need crutches.

The pit bull belonged to another woman in the building, Taylah Riley said.

No one had been arrested in regards to the incident as of Friday evening, cops said.

We're your source for local coverage, we count on your support. SUPPORT US!
Your support is crucial in maintaining a healthy democracy and quality journalism. With your contribution, we can continue to provide engaging news and free access to all.
accepted credit cards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles