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HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) – A man is recovering in the hospital after he was bitten in the neck by a dog Monday afternoon in Homestead.
An unidentified man approached three barking dogs at a home on 520 NW 12th St. He leaned over the fence into the yard, and that’s when one of dogs bit his throat.
Christian Echezarreta said he was nearby when the gruesome incident unfolded.
“(I) dragged him over here. Poured water on him. Cleaned him off. I put a shirt around his wound. Tied it tight, called the hospital,” Echezarreta said.
The wounds are serious enough that the man was flown to Kendall Regional Hospital for treatment.
Homestead Police have a released the man’s condition.
But Echezarreta said “you can see the holes in the guy’s neck.”
Homestead Police and Miami-Dade County Animal Control arrived at the scene and started their investigation.
The dog’s owner, Michael Bush, explained that after seeing the video, animal control chose not to take the dogs.
“The first thing the officer said, ‘There is a witness. The witness said the dog jumped the fence, bit this gentleman and jumped back.’ That’s when I said, ‘Play the video because my dogs don’t do that.'”
Bush said the dogs were fine until the man started teasing them and ultimately leaned over the fence. Bush also added he believes that this is the second time the victim has harassed the dogs.
“The police saw the video and that made things happen the way that they did that everything is clear on my behalf,” he told CBS4’s Hank Tester.
Tester said there were at least six “beware of dog” signs on Bush’s fence surrounding the home.