Deven Clarke, Reporter
Published: July 31, 2023, 10:01 PM
Updated: July 31, 2023, 10:13 PM
SAN LEON, Texas – As an Amazon delivery driver, Keith Hailey is used to being quick on his feet. After what happened to him at the end of his shift on July 23, he said he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to walk the same again.
“I had one more package across the street,” Hailey said. “As I’m walking, all I hear is ‘growl’… look like a coyote or wolf family.”
It was at a San Leon home on 24th St., where Hailey says he found himself face to face with a fully grown Belgian Malinois, which is similar to a large German Shepherd.
“As soon as I hear the chain rattling, I’m running for the streets ‘cause I already know… so as I’m running, I feel the teeth entering my leg,” he said.
The extent of his injuries was too graphic to show.
“My whole calf gone,” he said.
Adding insult to injury, Hailey said the neighbor who he ran to for help, told him the dog had attacked people before.
“She was like ‘Wait,’ she told me exactly what it was. She said ‘That dog across the street, right?’ She said ‘Man, that dog attacks people constantly,’” Hailey said.