Cedar Park police investigate pit bull attack


by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News and photojournalist MICHAEL MOORE


Posted on July 4, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 8:39 AM

CEDAR PARK, Texas -- Cedar Park police are investigating a pit bull attack on a family's three children and their pet dog.

Aundrick Richard told KVUE News around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, he, his wife, three daughters and pit bull, Cane, were walking at a nature trail off Arrow Point Drive in Cedar Park. He says it's part of his family's morning exercise.

Richard pointed to a grassy pathway and said a truck drove up close to the trail, off-road, toward his family. That's when he says the driver of the truck let his two pit bull dogs out of the back of the pickup, and they came charging toward Richard's children. Richard says his dog was on a leash but jumped in front of the baby stroller to fight off the dogs.

Richard says the dogs started fighting, the kids were screaming and his wife tried to kick the dog away.


"I'm telling the guy, 'Hey come get 'em man, come get your dog. Your dog's hurting my family man. Get your dog. Come get your dog. Please come here.' The guy's sitting there, he's staring at me, and he goes, 'Get 'em boy, get ,em. Get 'em boy, get 'em, antagonizing his dogs,'" said Aundrick Richard.


Richard says he grabbed a large tree branch and began hitting the man's dog until it whimpered. Then he says the owner called the dogs back to the truck; they packed up and left. 


"His dog screams. He says 'Come on,' clap, clap, calls them. They get in the truck. He burns out," said Richard.


Richard called 911, telling dispatchers the man's license plate number. He then filed a police report. Officers arrived on the scene and took statements. No other witnesses were around. Richard is asking the police to file charges against the dog's owner.

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