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Dog Mauls Utility Worker Who Entered Fenced Backyard in Huber Heights

HUBER HEIGHTS -- A woman frantically calls 911, trying to get some help in Huber Heights. She was making the call as her dog mauled a utility worker in her backyard.

CALLER: "Can you please hurry, my dog is attacking this lady in my backyard and I can't help her because I'm nine months pregnant."

That utility worker has some serious injuries, but she is expected to be OK.

She works for a company called USIC. They locate ground utilities for local utility companies. Police say she entered the fenced-in backyard to do her work, but the homeowner didn't know she was out there and let the dog out. When the dog saw the worker, the dog immediately attacked, biting the woman.

It wasn't until police arrived and fired shots near the pit bull, when the dog finally backed off. That dog has been quarantined by the Animal Resource Center and will likely return to the owner in a few days. The company USIC has not returned our call, so we are not sure of the policy they have on working on people's property.

At DP&L, they constantly have workers out and about reading meters and fixing lines. We asked them about their policy when it comes to entering properties and about precautions they take if the owner has a dog.

"We'll look for signs of a dog, leashes, pet bowls, pet food. Look outside, maybe a path worn in the grass, and if there's any indication we'll try to get the dog to show itself, we'll look for doggy doors in case a dog will come out when we are in the backyard." said Kelly Storm, the director of operations for Metering Services. "Otherwise we'll knock on the door and make contact with the owner, see if they have a dog and see if they'll put it up for us."

The owner of the dog was not home for comment.

Earlier coverage:

HUBER HEIGHTS -- Police say a pit bull dog seriously injured a utility worker about noon today (Wednesday, April 16, 2014) who had entered a fenced backyard to perform some work.

The resident says she didn't know the worker was on her Sebring Drive property and inside the fenced area when she let her dog out, which then attacked the female worker.

The resident called 911.

She told the 911 operator she couldn't help get the dog off the worker because she is nine-months pregnant.

She is heard on the 911 call yelling at the dog, trying to get the dog away from the woman.

According to police when they arrived, the dog was "aggressively attacking and biting" the worker and an officer fired two shots at the dog. Those shots missed the dog but it was enough to scare the pit bull away from the worker and back to the house, where the resident secured the animal.

The utility worker "sustained serious bodily injuries" and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Huber Heights police are investigating.

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