Pit Bull Goes AWOL After Vicious Attack in Queens

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011  |  Updated 11:29 AM EDT
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A pit bull (not the one pictured here) fled after reportedly attacking a man in Queens earlier this week.

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Police are looking for a pit bull that fled after brutally attacking a man in Queens Tuesday morning.

Frank Rescigno, 37, told police he left his Oakland Gardens resident at about 9:30 a.m. and his neighbor’s pit bull mauled him on the sidewalk, sinking its teeth into his leg and tearing apart his skin before latching onto his home, reports the Daily News.

“There was blood everywhere,” Rescigno told the paper.

The Queens man was treated at a local hospital and received more than 200 stitches.

Police attempted to track down the rogue dog at its owner’s house, but no one opened the door. Later, police got inside the home but did not find the dog.

The owner of the home was cited for disorderly conduct. A person inside the home was arrested for tampering with physical evidence and obstruction of governmental administration, reports the News.

The whereabouts of the pit bull have yet to be determined.

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