Graphic Video: Dog attacks Manor 7-year-old as camera is rolling

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MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — A 7-year-old child was attacked by a dog in Manor on Monday, as shown in shocking video released by the Manor Police Department on Wednesday.

Manor police officers were called to Callan Court for a report of a dog attack just after 8 p.m. on July 3. The child was playing in a yard when the dog, described as a pit bull mix, ran out of a house as its owner opened the door.

Home security video obtained by Manor police shows the dog chasing the child and attacking him as he tries to run away. The owner of the dog is seen following the dog and trying to pull his dog off the boy, police say, describing the attack as “unprovoked.”

The child, Brison Aldrige, had bites to his left and right upper thigh, as well as the left side of his back. Brison was taken to a local hospital and has since been released.

Wednesday KXAN spoke with Brison and his family in their home.

“Oh it was terrifying, a neighbor child comes up to you and says Brison is being attacked by a dog — and I mean there are so many things that go through your mind,” said Shauna Aldridge. “I just took off running to go see and the neighbors had already stepped in and helped.”

Aldridge says her neighborhood is very tight-knit, in fact her son remains friends with the children who live in the home where the dog came from. But she added that the dog that attacked her son was known to be aggressive, and she didn’t allow her kids to go in that home because of the dog.

“I just want people to be aware, if there’s any way we can make this so this doesn’t happen to someone else’s child,” Shauna said. She believes neighbors, dog owners and police all play a role in preventing bites like this. “I feel like it’s everybody’s job, it’s important in getting that out there, getting the knowledge out there. I feel like [Brison] should be able to get out into the street and play without being afraid of a dangerous dog.”

 

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