19-Year-Old Hero Grant Brown Rescues 6-Year-Old Neighbor from a Pitbull Attack (Video)
On Sunday evening, a 6-year-old boy was playing outside his home in Conroe, Texas, with his two friends when he was suddenly attacked by a dog. Luckily, a teenager was around and risked his own life.
Mason Lindeman, 6, was playing outside in the driveway of his home with his neighbor’s two children in the Deer Trail II subdivision when a dog ran up. The loose pitbull went straight for Mason as evidenced in a video.
Different angles of the clip revealed how the dog singled out Mason allowing the other two children to run away to safety. Speaking about the incident, his mother Jillian Lindeman said: "My son was just laying on the ground, he's 6 he kind of knows what to do but he's never been put in a situation like that."
BOY'S SAVIOR ACTS
Trying to get help as he was being mauled Mason screamed and was heard by a neighbor, Grant Brown, 19. The teenager happened to be outside and lives a few houses away from the little boy.
Speaking on camera after the incident Brown said:
"As soon as I noticed I just ran over there without thinking and I didn't know how, but I knew I had to get the dog off of the boy.”
Footage showed Brown running towards Mason but when the canine noticed him it turned and gave chase. The teenager acted quickly by turning and running back the way he’d come.
This gave Mason a chance to get up and run indoors. His mother recalled seeing him running towards her with his hand on his head.
INJURIES SUSTAINED BY MASON AND BROWN
Her child was injured and had blood coming out of his head. Another angle of the clip showed Brown being knocked down by the pitbull on a neighbor’s grassy front yard – a few feet away from Mason’s home.
Brown shared the thoughts that were going through his mind at that moment saying: "The dog was on top of me before I knew it and I knew I had to keep his mouth away from me.” The teenager fought with the dog for a few seconds before being able to run to safety.
He only suffered a 1-inch bite mark and several puncture wounds on his hand but Mason was taken to the hospital and was given four staples for a laceration to the back of his head. The little boy also sustained a few bruises to his face but was expected to be fine.
BROWN'S MOTHER PROUD OF HIM
Jillian was grateful for Brown’s help and admitted: "I just want to give the guy a hug, there's nothing I can do but just say thank you.” She also called him a “hero” for saving her son.
The pitbull was taken to Montgomery County Animal Control and its owner was cited.
DETROIT MAN MAULED BY PITBULLS
Last Monday, a 56-year-old unidentified Detroit man was mauled by three pitbulls. He was hospitalized after suffering some bite wounds and his condition was downgraded from serious to temporarily serious.
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