Boston Police report a girl waiting for her bus to school on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester Wednesday morning was attacked by a pit bull but managed to avoid serious harm when a man driving by on a motorcycle stopped to free her from the dog.
According to a police statement, "individuals who witnessed the incident stated the dog's owner did nothing to stop the dog and was seen laughing."
Police say the girl, 12, suffered no injury because the man got the dog off her before it could bite through her shoe - the animal was latched onto her foot.
Police add witnesses said the dog was neither leashed nor muzzled. Police said Animal Control is now investigating the case.