Reporting Denise Koch
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Police in Baltimore County are searching for the person who owns three dogs that hurt an elderly man and killed his dog in a public park. That victim now wants justice.
Denise Koch has more.
“I want revenge.”
Joseph Thompson, 84, was taking his daughter’s dog, Roscoe, for a walk at Oregon Ridge Park the afternoon of Aug. 31 when a pack of other dogs got loose.
“Just as I stepped out, put Roscoe down, here came these three dogs– two black, one brown– and jumped us, and mauled us to pieces,” Thompson said.
Roscoe’s injuries were so serious, he wouldn’t survive the ordeal.
“He was just barely breathing and he was cut from underneath his chin all the way down the side, and then what ended up being two broken ribs and the esophagus cut,” said Thompson.
Now, Thompson wants those dangerous dogs away from the public, and their owner turned in to the police.
“The person that caused this never followed us at all,” he said. “Just skipped.”
Baltimore County Police are asking for help to find that person before her dogs strike again.
“She has not been identified, and we’re asking for the public’s help in helping us identify her, and hopefully, locate these three dogs to ensure that they have the proper vaccines,” said Detective Cathy Batton of the Baltimore County Police Department.
If those dogs can’t be found, Joseph Thompson may have to undergo rabies tests.
Police say the dogs’ owner is about 5’4″, with light-colored hair, driving an older-model foreign vehicle.