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Another Joliet pit bull owner charged with letting dog run loose

JOLIET – A 24-year-old man was accosted by one of two pit bulls running loose in the 100 block of Akin Avenue in Joliet, police said.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, Joliet police cited the dogs' owner, 36-year-old Ramon Rosas-Vazquez of the 100 block of Akin, issuing him a compliance ticket charging him with letting an animal run at large.

The victim of incident told officers that he was in his driveway when one of two pit bulls jumped at him, said Joliet Police Deputy Chief Ed Gregory.

The pit bull grabbed the victim's right hand in its mouth but did not bite down it, Gregory said.

The victim reportedly suffered no injuries.

Officers were able to track down Rosas-Vazquez because the 24-year-old man knew the dogs belonged to him, according to police.

The pit bulls are named Spike and Rocko. It was not clear whether it was Spike or Rocko that put its mouth on the man's hand.

Last Friday, police cited another pit bull owner. The pit bull belonging to this man, who lived in the 600 block of North Broadway Street, charged at two children, ages 9 and 10.

The children's father was able to protect them.

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