A man and his dog were approached and threatened by two unattended pit bulls in Merrick Thursday evening, according to eyewitness reports.
Megan Koutsis, a registered nurse from North Merrick, told Patch that she spotted the two dogs running across Meadowbrook Road while she was driving home from work around 7:30 p.m. When she turned onto Henry Street, she spotted the animals near a man and his small dog.
“The pit bulls kept circling this man, growling, as he trembled and cradled his small leashed dog,” Koutsis said.
Koutsis said she immediately called the police. She then flashed her lights and beeped her horn to try to scare the pit bulls away from the man and his dog and to try to bring attention to the developing situation.
Soon after, Koutsis opened her car door enough to allow the man and his animal into her vehicle unharmed. Police arrived about 10 minutes after her call, Kousis said, and the dogs had fled in an unknown direction.
“As a big walker, and mother of two small children, I would like to make sure these two animals are off the street,” she said.
Nassau County Police did not have any further information on the incident or the whereabouts of the dogs, according to a spokeswoman.