DETROIT (FOX 2) – Detroit police are investigating a dog attack on a U.S. postal worker on the city’s west side Friday.
The attack was captured on video, showing the mail carrier on the ground in the 20000 block of Ardmore. The dog can be seen attacking the 52-year-old man’s foot and ankle while a woman hits the animal with a broomstick. Another man threw a trash container at it, to no avail.
Another good Samaritan comes to the man’s aid and hits it with a wheel lock in the video posted by user Oneil Colley.
Several citizens hit the dog with brooms, a trash can, a car-theft prevention device, and even a sledge hammer – but it refused to let go. The dog eventually releases the man off-camera and lies in the street. Toward the end of the video it charges one of the neighbors who is forced to run back to his front door.Detroit police animal control took control of the dog and the mail carrier is listed in stable condition.