Photo Gallery | Wild scene after pit bull attack
WEST CHARLOTTE - A pit bull attacked a woman while she was waiting for a bus on Friday morning, police said.
The incident happened around 7 am on Ashley Circle when the pitbull attacked a woman, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.
The woman was able to shield herself form the attack but the dog latched its teeth into her forearm, police said. She was taken to the hospital.
Animal control took the dog into custody, police said.
Police and neighbors said that they have been terrorized by the dog in the past and seemed relieved it is gone.
Several neighbors told WBTV various stories about how the dog had attacked them in the past.
"The dog is aggressive, he's really aggressive," Neighbor Olthea Hollis said.
The Hollis' say they've lived on Ashley Circle 3 months but in that short amount of time, they've had several run ins with their neighbor's dog.
"It make[s] you not want to walk up the street because he'll charge at you," Hollis said.
"I saw the dog charging my mom and aunt and picked a stick up and hit it in the head," Manquis Hollis said.
Olthea Hollis also says the dog charged her nephew and ripped his pant leg.
Another mother, who didn't want to be identified said her 5-year-old daughter was attacked on the way to her school bus stop. The dog finally let go from the girl's book bag after the mother hit the dog several times.
The scene became chaotic as the 2 owners of the dog because argumentative with a neighbor at the scene.
Cheri Weber and Latasha Epps were charged with communicating threats.
Weber was heard telling police she just wanted her dog back.
Police on the scene say the dog probably will not be returned.
"I'm glad to see it's off the street for good so it doesn't have to hurt anyone else," Hollis said.
The woman who was attacked is expected to be okay.