ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The dog that attacked a 13 year-old boy in north St. Louis is still on the loose. It happened Tuesday morning, while the boy was walking to school.
Antwon Moore and his friend were heading down Minerva Avenue near Goodfellow at around 8 in the morning, when a black and white dog, which looked like a pit bull and had a limp, approached them and attacked.
“That’s when the dog bit me the first time, when we ran from it,” says Antwon.
The dog chased the boys a block over to Romaine Place, where they quickly hid in the bed of a pickup truck. Then they jumped out, thinking the coast was clear. “That’s when the dog came back,” explains Antwon, “when I was running, and when I brought my left arm back, the dog had bit me. His top teeth slid across my arm and cut me open.”
The two boys finally made it back to his friend’s house, where the parents called an ambulance, and tried to stop the bleeding.
Instead of going to school, the 6th grader ended up in the Children’s Hospital ER, getting his arms sewn back up.
“There was actually a hole in his left arm, like widely open, and the right arm was punctured all the way through,” says his mother, LaTasha Bradford.
All his mother could think about was finding that dog. She explains, “My thing is, to get the dog off the street because it’s in an area where there’s a school. My son goes to Ford Elementary. There’s plenty of kids in this area that do walk to school. I don’t want anyone else’s kid bit like that. And if they’re smaller than my child, it could be worse.”
Animal Control is still searching for the dog, so Antwon has to get rabies shots, as a precaution. But the only time this brave 6th grader cried was when the doctor told him he had to take a break from playing sports.
“I don’t like missing sports,” he says, “I just want them to find the dog, because I don’t want it to happen to anybody else.”
Animal control urges the owner of this dog to turn it in, and asks if anyone has any information, to call 911.