HUBER HEIGHTS — A woman frantically calls 911, trying to get some help in Huber Heights. She was making the call as her dog mauled a utility worker in her backyard.
CALLER: “Can you please hurry, my dog is attacking this lady in my backyard and I can’t help her because I’m nine months pregnant.”
That utility worker has some serious injuries, but she is expected to be OK.
She works for a company called USIC. They locate ground utilities for local utility companies. Police say she entered the fenced-in backyard to do her work, but the homeowner didn’t know she was out there and let the dog out. When the dog saw the worker, the dog immediately attacked, biting the woman.
It wasn’t until police arrived and fired shots near the pit bull, when the dog finally backed off. That dog has been quarantined by the Animal Resource Center and will likely return to the owner in a few days. The company USIC has not returned our call, so we are not sure of the policy they have on working on people’s property.
At DP&L, they constantly have workers out and about reading meters and fixing lines. We asked them about their policy when it comes to entering properties and about precautions they take if the owner has a dog.