ALBANY — Two pit bulls menaced a 29-year-old man walking home from work on the 600 block of West Broad Avenue at 4 a.m. Thursday, stated an Albany Police Department report.
Quentin Wilson said in the report that “the biggest dog stepped in front of him and the smallest dog stood behind him. The dogs started growling at him so he ran.”
While running away from the pursuing dogs, Wilson tripped, fell and went into possum mode. “He played dead and held his breath,” the report added. The big pit bull “put his nose to (Wilson’s) nose” found his prey wasn’t breathing and walked away.
Dougherty County EMS took Wilson to the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Emergency Center for the injuries he suffered from the fall. He was released, said a hospital spokeswoman.
According to the police, officers watched the dogs until Antwan Demarcus Williams arrived and took the dogs back into Hot Pockets Billiards at 631 W. Broadway Ave.
The dogs’ owner, 24-year-old Mark Aaron Washington, said his dogs were friendly, the report stated. “The dogs were out of his business (Hot Pocket Billiards) and vicious towards us while on the scene. We were unable to get out of our cars,” the report concluded.
Washington was cited for not having his dogs inoculated, allowing animals to run at large and for a nuisance violation, the report stated.
Recently pit bulls have been reported involved in several attacks in Albany including:
2500 block of Cherokee Drive, a pit bull killed a dog Jan. 13, a cat on January 19.
2800 block of West Elton Street a pit bull killed a cat on Jan. 31.
100 block of Hillside Drive, a pit bull bit a 13-year-old girl.