Pit Bull Used As A Weapon In SeaTac Attack
According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, two women were attacked Sunday night (June 21st) by four young persons using a pit bull as a weapon.
The oldest suspect was a 15 year-old girl. The youngest was 11.
The incident began Sunday evening around 6:30pm in the 13300 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive in SeaTac (map below).
A 63 year-old Seattle woman stopped her car when she saw four kids repeatedly kicking a pit bull dog. She thought the group might need some assistance. However the oldest in the group, a 15 year-old girl, told the women to mind her own business, then tried to pull the woman from her car.
The woman got out the car and was immediately attacked by the girl who repeatedly punched her on the head and back with closed fists. One of the boys in the group ran over with the dog who began biting her. Eventually the four ran off with the dog.
The victim had bruises from the hitting and puncture wounds from the dog to her hand and thigh.
All this was witnessed by a 41 year-old Seattle woman, who followed the group to nearby North SeaTac Park. When the 15 year-old figured out they were followed, she walked up to the woman and head-butted her, then threw punches to her head and body.
Next the dog joined the fray and became increasing violent as the rest of the group egged the dog on. The woman suffered serious bite injuries, including wounds to her head and face, as well as serious gashes and puncture wounds to both arms. Her left forearm was flayed open and the bone could be seen.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the four nearby, still with the dog. All were taken into custody without incident.
The 15 year-old girl was injured by the dog in the melee, and her foot was injured from repeatedly kicking one of the victims.
All four suspects were released to their parents, as the 15 year-old needed medical attention.
The suspects are 15, 13, 12, and 11 years old respectively. All are boys except for the 15 year-old.
Deputies turned the dog over to Animal Control.
Sheriff’s detectives will likely file felony assault charges against at least the 15 year-old.