DALLAS (CBS11) – Jesus Galvan says he’s still baffled why a dog viciously attacked him.READ MORE: Arlington Police Officer Fired After Deadly Shooting
He says he didn’t provoke it and that he and a friend were out in their apartment complex playing hide and seek.
“I was like a dog behind me, oh no,” said Galvan.
He’s scared of dogs, and so he says he took off.
“I just panicked. I started running again and he bit me. He started to bite me. I was scared. I was screaming help, help.”
Galvan says the dog had him on the ground and he says he tried to fight back.
“I was trying to push him get away from me. I was trying to break his neck, but I couldn’t. He was too strong.”
Despite his screams, Jesus says at first no one came to help.
“I was like, what are you doing? Come help me.”
When the resident here heard all the commotion, he opened the door and saw the dog attacking Jesus. He then tried to bring the boy in here and wedge the dog between the door. But the dog wouldn’t let go. So another neighbor started beating the dog with this broom.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Fort Worth Girl Missing And In Need Of Medication
Elizabeth Matrino and her husband couldn’t ignore the calls for help.
“I just told my husband we have to help him because just think of our babies,” said Matrino. “You don’t want anything to happen to them.”
When police arrived, they had to use a taser on the dog, so they could finally get him off Jesus.
The city says the dog died.
Paramedics rushed Galvan to the hospital for treatment, and credits his neighbors.
“I’m very thankful they helped me,” said Galvan. “I could have been dead. He could have bitten me over here.”
Now, he says he can’t walk because of the pain and all he can do is lay in his bed.
Dallas Police identified the dog by its micro-chip.
Its owner is out of town, so police cited the man designated to care for it.
Police say they may file additional charges.
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