Dog Attack Victim in Boston, Owner Speaks
Charles Edward Gay would not open his door to speak to WGXA on camera, and didn't have much to say. He's the owner of the pit bull dog that viciously attacked a 5-year-old neighbor late last week.
"From what I understood was that the kids were playing in the backyard when the dog, I don't know what the word would be," said Gay. "Kind of snapped."
Gay seemed unaware by his answer but he was a witness. When asked where he was during the incident, Gay stated that he was in the backyard with the dog and child.
A Macon Police incident report would confirm that. It stated that a neighbor says Gay did nothing but stand over the dog and say "no" during the attack. That person was the same neighbor who rushed from his home to pry the child's head from the dog's mouth.
"I grabbed the dog by the collar," said Gay, in defense of his actions.
The child suffered serious injuries to the face, arms, and legs. Gay was arrested and his dog was euthanized.
WGXA also learned Monday from the victim's grandmother that the 5-year-old is now in Boston, still in critical condition, undergoing operations to replace his scalp.