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'Without Thinking,' Selfless Teen Saves Boy Attacked by Pit Bull

Texas' Grant Brown ran at dog, which chased him
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2019 8:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two children sprinted for safety as a loose pit bull lunged at a 6-year-old boy in the driveway of his Texas home Sunday. Hearing the boy's screams as he lay pinned on the ground in Conroe, neighbor Grant Brown instead ran directly at the dog. "I didn't know how but I knew I had to get the dog off of the boy," says the 19-year-old, who was chased, bitten on the hand, and brought to the ground after distracting the pit bull, per KPRC, which notes multiple surveillance cameras were recording. "The dog was on top of me before I knew it and I knew I had to keep his mouth away from me."

"I just want to give the guy a hug," says Jillian Lindeman, whose son, Mason, needed multiple staples as a result of a bite to the head. The boy also suffered bruises to his face, though he was able to get up and run inside after Brown intervened. "All I see is my son running up to me and he's got his hand on his head and ... blood coming down," Lindeman says. "There's nothing I can do but just say 'thank you.'" Brown says he ran to help "without thinking," while the New York Daily News notes the attack might've proved fatal. The dog was later transferred to animal control and a citation issued to its owner. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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