Handyman saves boy from pit bull attack




Posted on May 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

An 8-year-old Corsicana boy is recovering at a Dallas hospital, two days after a vicious dog attack.

Police say he went inside someone else's yard to get a ball, and two pit bull mix dogs went after him.

The only reason he survived is because a nearby handyman grabbed a broom, and threw himself in front of the dogs.


Luis Trujillo is a handyman. On Thursday, when he heard children screaming in his neighborhood, he became a rescuer.

"I hear screaming and screaming, and I said 'that's too much.' I had to find out what was going on," Trujillo said.

He raced around the corner and found the children, all of them too scared to go inside a locked gate.

"And to my surprise, I see two dogs behind the gate, just taking apart a little boy," Trujillo said.

Trujillo grabbed a broom and fought off the dogs until help arrived.

The boy was flown to a Dallas hospital and the dogs were quarantined.

Trujillo is still trying to get some sleep, knowing the boy almost did not survive.

"I am trying to go to sleep and the vision comes back to me. Seeing those dogs chewing the little boy," he said.

Corsicana police aren't sure if charges will be filed in the case. They are still doing their investigation.

Officers are also checking to see if dogs are up to date on their rabies vaccinations.