A 91-year-old man recovering with 30-plus stitches after being attacked by a neighbor's Pit Bull in the backyard of his own Placer County home.
The attack happened Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of Dairy Rd. in Auburn. The elderly man was working on his sprinkler system when a neighbor's dog dug under the fence and attacked him.
When a police officer arrived, they found the dog had cornered the 91-year-old man against a tree. The officer was able to rescue the man who suffered severe injuries to his left wrist, hand and fingers.
When two more officers arrived, they attempted to Taser the dog, but it was able to escape. It was later found down the road at the Woodside Village Mobile Home Park. Officers again tried to catch the dog using a Taser, but failed.
Because of the aggressive nature of the dog, it was shot and later died. Possible criminal charges are pending against the dog's owner.