Dogs quarantined after police say they attacked an officer



BRENTWOOD, Pa. - Two pit bulls were quarantined at a McKeesport kennel Friday after Brentwood police said they attacked an officer, knocked him to the ground and bit him in both legs.

"There's a bullet hole right there that went straight on through," said Frank Johnson.

Johnson showed Channel 11 reporter Courtney Brennan where a Brentwood police officer fired his gun after Johnson's two pit bulls allegedly attacked the officer.

"I do have aggressive dogs, but at the same time, the little puppy, he's not aggressive," said Johnson.

Both dogs are now in the custody of animal control.  But on Wednesday afternoon, the officer tried to catch one of the dogs that got loose.

"He was attempting to get the dog back in the backyard, backing it down the driveway trying to corral it into the backyard.  A second dog charged at him and attacked him,” said Sgt. Matthew Dellalo.

Delallo said the officer fired his gun to scare the dogs, called for backup and then corralled the dogs in the backyard. 

"Two times in the past, dogs that he has owned have attacked other people," said Delallo.

Johnson doesn't dispute that but said his dogs aren't in the wrong.

"My dogs have been in problems with other people, but the reason why he was in the situation was because people come bother him," Johnson said.