Witnesses credited a courageous neighbor with saving the life of an 80-year-old Stockton, CA man who was attacked by a dog Thursday outside his home in a gated neighborhood.
According to witnesses, the victim was walking back to his house on Pine Valley Circle after picking up his mail shortly after 2 p.m. when he was attacked by one of two boxers that were running loose in the street. The victim was already bleeding badly from both arms when neighbor Linda Walker ran down her driveway wielding a broom.
"The male dog was on top of him, and I just saw blood everywhere," Walker said. "If I hadn't been there with that broom, he would have bled to death in the street."
Neighbor Elizabeth Griego said she believes Walker saved the victim's life.
"That dog was all over him," Griego said. "If (Walker) had not come out, it could have been horrible. The bites were very deep."