On July 29, 2013, at approximately 5:15 pm, a six-year-old boy and his 13-year-old cousin encountered the pit bull in the 11600 block of Cosca Park Drive. The dog was not on a leash. The boys began to run and the dog chased them. Just as the six-year-old reached his house, the dog bit him. The 13-year-old tried to pull off the pit bull when the animal turned and bit him as well. Two neighbors ran to help and were able to remove the dog from the house. The teenage girl who was with the pit bull left the scene with the dog before patrol officers arrived. The victims suffered wounds to their face and arms.
On July 30, 2013, at approximately 1:00 pm, the PGPD was able to locate the dog and its owner. The owner was taken into custody. He's identified as 20-year-old Drew Byron Street of the 11500 block of Cosca Park Drive. The dog is now in the custody of animal control.
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.