UPDATE: Dallas Dog Owner Martha Yescas-Lira Charged With Felony In Attack By 3 Dogs On 75-Year-Old Woman In Park
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police say a 75-year-old woman was seriously injured during an animal attack Friday morning.
Police said three pit bulls mauled her around 11:25 a.m. on Coleshire Drive and Starkey Street in Beckley Heights Park.
Dallas Fire-Rescue rushed the woman to the hospital where she is said to be in critical condition.
The dogs’ owner will be issued citations by Animal Control, and a grand jury referral.
The dogs are currently in the possession of Animal Control.
Michael Jensen, who lives near the park, said he’s one of the people who helped rescue the woman.
Jensen said he and his cousin were working outside when his cousin noticed the attack.
Jensen said his cousin grabbed a tire iron and headed towards the woman and dogs.
That’s when he said the dogs turned on Jensen’s cousin and tried to bite him.
“When I seen all of them go to him, I knew they were killers at that point,” said Jensen. “I jumped in my truck, and all this you see here is fine trying to run the dogs over, trying to keep them from attacking more people.”
Finally, the dogs ran off and they Jensen and his cousin were able to get to the victim.