- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Northeast man was hospitalized Tuesday after two guard dogs attacked him on his way to work.

A spokeswoman for the D.C. police said at about 7 a.m., the dogs escaped from a fenced yard owned by Towing Pros and chased down the “elderly” man in the area of 36th Street Northeast.

A towing employee who answered the phone said he knew the dogs to be well-trained animals and despite reports, are not pit bulls.
“We’ve never had complaints about problems,” said the man, who did not give his name. “People who come in see them and know they behave well.”

Calls to the victim’s home as well as his son’s residence were not returned.

The attack comes roughly two weeks after a pit bull injured several children waiting for their school bus in Chesterfield County.

In Maryland, lawmakers have put together a task force to determine whether a court decision that pit bulls are “inherently dangerous” should be blocked with new legislation.

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