CRIME

Woman Arrested After Her Pit Bulls Attack Man In Violent Video

A good Samaritan intervened, only to get mauled himself.

A New York City woman was arrested after her two pit bulls attacked a man on the street. 

Cynthia Oliver, 55, was in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx Friday when her pets came off their leash and lunged at a 62-year-old man heading into a church, the New York Daily News reported.

Police told the Daily News that the woman ordered the dogs to attack, but the victim said they attacked on their own.

Graphic video of the assault, posted below, shows the dogs biting and dragging the bloody victim as horrified witnesses look on.

In the nearly two-minute clip, several good Samaritans intervene, only to attract the dogs' violent attention. The dogs lunge for one of them, a 46-year-old man.

Both men were treated at area hospitals, though Bove suffered the worst injuries, CBS New York reported. The victim lost part of his right ear, sustained nerve damage to his arms and had cuts all over his chest and arms.

Both men were in stable condition on Friday.

Witnesses who recorded the video called 911. Oliver was arrested and charged with eight counts of assault and two counts of reckless endangerment, police told CBS New York. The pit bulls were taken to Animal Care & Control of NYC, according to the outlet. 

The NYPD could not be immediately reached for comment. 

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