Man Attacked by Pack of Dogs on Comanche Street

Christian Villarreal said it's a walk he makes every morning -- down Comanche Street to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi to do some volunteer work. He said he also sees the dogs every morning, locked up in a warehouse; but this time, they were loose.

"They came, they got my pants really good," Villarreal said. "They ripped my pants."

Five medium sized dogs attacked him at around 7 a.m. Wednesday as he walked through the 2300 block of Comanche Street.

When 3News arrived at the scene Wednesday morning, two police officers and one animal control worker were trying to corral the pack of dogs, but it was too much for them. Backup was called in.

"It's a momma and five overgrown puppies," said Lt. Karl Wright of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "She probably got over-protective and that's what caused her to lash out at him."

Villarreal was able to walk away from the attack with just minor injuries because he says he was rescued by a good samaritan.

"It could have been worse," Villarreal said. "It really could have, if he wasn't there to help me out; and I'm glad that it wasn't a little kid, you know? Or somebody else that wasn't able to defend themselves."

Police say dog owners should always keep their animals fenced in, even if the owners don't think they are aggressive.

"They need to keep them inside their fences, where they belong, or on some type of leash," Lt. Wright said. "This could have ended a lot worse than it was. He received a few scratches from it, but he could have got bit, and we don't know the medical condition of these animals, too. So it's better owners to keep them locked up."

Police say that the owners of the warehouse could face citations.


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