Uploaded on Jan 3, 2009
On January 1, around 4:00 in the afternoon, the pit bull mix from a home on College Avenue got loose and attacked 7-year-old Tyron Collins.
"Not even 2-3 minutes out there, Tyson comes running in the house telling us Tyron was being bit by a dog, and then I heard that and I came running around the corner of the house... and that's when I saw Tyron was on the ground being shook by the dog, so I ran to him and picked him up," said Tyron's Aunt, Amy Chapa.
"I was just shocked to see him being attacked by that dog--the first thing I thought to do was call 911," said family friend, Erica Myles.
Neighbors and family tried desperately to get the dog off the boy.
Minutes later the dog's owner Radale Nuckols pulled the dog off the young boy and brought it back home.
That's when things in this neighborhood went from bad to worse.
8-year-old Trina Watson was playing in the Nuckols' basement when the dog attacked again.
"I was playing with her and Ciara, who lives next door and then the dog looked at me and I hopped on the couch and he bite me," said Trina.
"She was hopping and screaming 'Auntie I'm going to die, I'm going to die Auntie' and she kept saying that, she was really scared!
This isn't the first time the dog named "Taz" has been loose, but his owners say they've never had any previous problems.
"He's never attacked anyone before. He'll get loose, but if you provoke him that's when he'll attack," said Florence Nuckols, one of the caretakers of the dog.
But families of the victims aren't buying that one...
"The accident was right there. They weren't even anywhere near the dog," said Erica Myles.
"They haven't even came here and said I'm sorry... or anything like that," added Erica.
The resident of 1406 Collegeview, 26-year-old Radale Nuckols was charged with Harboring a Vicious Animal.
The dog was seized and is being held at the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society.
Meanwhile, Tyron Collins is at Vanderbilt Hospital in "good condition" after having surgery last night.
Trina Watson is back home after suffering several broken bones in her right foot.