Pit bulls attack homeless man; 1 dog killed

Posted at 4:32 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 10:18:10-05

Deputies say a homeless man was sleeping when a pack of pit bulls started biting and attacking him overnight in suburban West Palm Beach.

The incident occurred on North Military Trail just north of Belvedere Road.

Law enforcement said a person called 911 saying they heard someone screaming in the area.

Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene and tried to get the pit bulls off the man. In their efforts, deputies killed one of the attacking animals.

Deputies canvassed the neighborhood looking for more of the dogs but did not locate them. They believe the dogs are strays but that is not clear.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he is conscious and talking but suffering from bite injuries.