Poodle attacks pit bull

Posted: 8:45 PM, May 29, 2012
Updated: 2012-05-29 21:02:14-04
Poodle attacks pit bull

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (CTNow) — A man was charged after his poodle attacked a pit bull and he allegedly threatened two boys with a knife, police said.

Luis Velez, 42, of Benton Street in Springfield, was identified as the poodle owner.

The boys, 14 and 15, were walking their pit bull along Benton Street around 8:20 p.m. Monday when Velez’s poodle attacked, police said. The boys tried to get the poodle away from their pit bull but couldn’t.

Velez, who was in his house, “looked out his window and didn’t like what he saw,” said Sgt. John Delaney, a Springfield police spokesman. “Velez came after the boys with a knife. The boys, fearing they were about to get stabbed, dropped the pit bull’s leash and fled.”

When officers John Corey and Howard Lockwood arrived, they spoke with the boys and their parents, then went to talk to Velez, who police said still had the knife in his pocket.

He was then arrested. There was no word on how the poodle or the pit bull fared.