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Police: Pit bull nearly attacks children, owner cited

Feliciano D. Velasco
Feliciano D. Velasco

JOLIET – A Joliet father was able to protect his two children from an aggressive pit bull on Friday, police said.

At 7 p.m., a pit bill in the 200 block of Lime Street allegedly charged at two children but their father was able to get between the dog and his kids, ages 10 and 9.

Joliet police were contacted regarding the incident and they identified the dog’s owner as Feliciano D. Velasco, 22, of the 600 block of North Broadway Street.

When the officers determined Velasco’s dog had attacked and bit someone in the past, they contacted Joliet Township Animal Control, whose staff spoke with both parties.

Velasco was given a compliance ticket for violating stray dog and leash laws, according to police.

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