The owner of a pit bull involved in a September 5 attack that left a man with personal injuries, including the loss of his leg, went to trial on October 29 to contest three citations issued ordering him to pay nearly $700 in fines for related animal offense infractions.
According to court records, 25-year-old Palm Bay, Florida resident Anthony Williams was ticketed by Animal Services for his failure to vaccinate and secure the dog, which led to the attack that caused 41-year-old Palm Bay resident Roger Lindee to suffer serious injuries.
Lindee says that he sustained numerous bite wounds and a broken left ankle. He also said that he now has limited use of both arms and his right leg required amputation below the knee.
Kilo, the 4-year-old dog, charged at two officers who responded to the scene and was fatally shot.
Phillips, who was also bitten while attempting to help Lindee, says that he shouldn’t be liable because the dog was only protecting its home and Lindee barged in unannounced.