Thursday, June 24, 2021

Wheelchair-bound man found dead, mauled by at least two pit bulls in Brooklyn trailer home

A wheelchair-bound man was found dead — with bites all over his body from at least two pit bulls — in his Brooklyn trailer home this week, according to cops and a neighbor.


The 39-year-old man, who suffered from cerebral palsy, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his home on Dumont Avenue near Ruby Street in The Hole, a small, low-lying neighborhood near East New York around 10:25 p.m., authorities said. 

His ears were “ripped off,” and he had suffered lacerations and puncture wounds that appeared to be from the dogs, according to police sources and neighbor Stephen Newell.

 Cops tranquilized the dogs and took them,” Newell said. The dogs were removed to Animal Care and Control, the sources said.

The city medical examiner’s office will determine whether the man was mauled to death by the dogs, or died of natural causes before being attacked by his pets, cops said. 

The victim — whose name was not released by police as of Wednesday afternoon, pending official family notification — was rescued from an abusive home and had been living in the trailer for four years with a couple, Cindy and Angel, who took care of him, Newell said.

They had three pit bulls under the age of 5 — Max, Ezra and America.

Both Angel and Cindy were outside for a brief time when the tragedy happened, according to Newell. 

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