Update posted at 12:39 p.m.:
(West Harrison, Ind.) – Two dogs are in custody of Dearborn County Animal Control after they viciously attacked a Duke Energy worker Tuesday morning.
Eagle 99.3 broke the story Tuesday morning.
Dearborn County Sheriff’s Deputy David Funch said the Duke employee was reading a meter at a home on Carolina Trace Road near Grand Oak Drive when two boxer breeds attacked him.
The man tried to flee, running about 150 feet to a nearby field before the dogs caught up with him.
Funch said the Duke Energy worker suffered “serious lacerations.” He has been taken to University Hospital. His name and current medical condition are not known.
A FedEx delivery driver witnessed the attack taking place and ran to help. He was bitten on the hand and leg.
Soon after that, a semi truck driver stopped to help. He was also attacked, but was able to use a tire iron to beat the dogs.
“(The semi driver) said it hardly phased the dogs when he hit them they were so worked up,” Funch told Eagle 99.3.
Eventually, the dogs retreated to their home where they were later confiscated from the owner by Dearborn County Animal Control.
Funch said the Dearborn County Animal Shelter plans to put the animals in quarantine for ten days before they are euthanized due to the severity of the attack.
It is unclear if the owner of the dogs will face charges.
Original story posted at 9:56 a.m.:
(West Harrison, Ind.) - A pack of dogs attacked a delivery driver and Duke Energy employee Tuesday morning in West Harrison.
The attack happened in a field off of Carolina Trace Road near Grand Oak Drive in Dearborn County around 9:30 a.m. when the Duke employee was taking meter readings at a home, according to Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy David Funch.
Funch said a FedEx driver passing by witnessed the attack and stopped to help.
Both men suffered injuries. The Duke Energy employee has been taken to University Hospital by ambulance. It was unclear if the FedEx driver was hospitalized.
Dearborn County Animal Control officers are attempting to locate the dogs.
Stay tuned to Eagle 99.3 for more information.