This story was told to me third-hand (but by two sources), so I can’t completely vouch for all of the details, and I’m wondering if any of you have heard anything about it:
A man and his three small sons were in their front yard in a lower-northside neighborhood (near 3th Ave N and 9th St, roughly), joined by their Yorkie pup (about a year old?); the Yorkie wasn’t on a leash, apparently (not confirmed).
Walking up the sidewalk was a man and a woman with a pit-bull dog on a leash. The pit-bull charged the Yorkie and got the smaller dog in its jaws. The owner of the Yorkie somehow managed to wrest his small dog from the pit-bull. The man holding the pit-bull’s leash then unleashed the pit-bull, at which point the pit-bull grabbed the Yorkie again, and then ran off down the street, carrying the Yorkie in its mouth. The Yorkie owner chased after the dogs, and apparently several other people (including a postal worker) tried to intercept the pit-bull.
After many blocks of chasing, the pit-bull was finally caught, and the Yorkie was rushed to a veterinarian, but died due to its injuries.
During this incident, several people called 911 to report it. I’m told that authorities later visited the owner of the pit-bull, but he allegedly said that he no longer knows where the dog is.
Let me re-iterate: I don’t know how much of this story is accurate, and will provide additional details or corrections as appropriate. Does anyone have any details to confirm/deny any portion of this?