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4 Pit Bulls Maul FPL Meter Reader

Woman In Critical Condition

POSTED: 12:01 p.m. EDT June 3, 2003

UPDATED: 5:51 a.m. EDT June 4, 2003

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. -- A 56-year-old Florida Power and Light meter reader is in critical condition after being attacked by several pit bull dogs as she walked through a Brevard County, Fla. neighborhood, according to Local 6 News.

Police said that the woman was mauled by the dogs in the 7000 block of Amsbury Road at about 8 a.m.

Animal Control officials believe the dogs apparently jumped a 4-foot fence at a home in the neighborhood and then began biting her head.

The victim was able to somehow break free from the dogs and ran to her truck, Local 6 News reported. She drove away from the scene but eventually stopped a short time later, got out of the truck and began to scream.

Joe Fisher saw her and administered first aid.

"I didn't want to lay her down because when I pulled her hair back on one side, her ear was completely missing and it was dangling in what hair she had left," Fisher said.

Local 6 News reported that the woman lost her right ear and a large piece of her scalp.

She was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in critical condition, according to Local 6 News.

The apparent owner of the dog has received about $650 in fines in connection with the incident, according to the report.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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