Man mauled by pit bull thankful 2 others came to his rescue
Charles Benson reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- A man mauled by a pit bull is speaking out about the horrific experience for the first time.
Anthony Johnson was walking with his wife and their dog down an alley near 41st and Capitol Drive last weekend when he was attacked. He says the pit bull jumped from this second floor balcony.
"I started protecting my neck and the back of my neck and all the vital parts a dog can take you out," said Johnson.
Johnson said he has more than 35 bites on his body and a seven-inch gash in his arm.
The delivery truck driver and Brewers fan is lucky he can walk at all.
"I just kept praying, praying that I'm going to win, didn't know I was going to win but I won because I'm still here," said an emotional Johnson.
Johnson credits two people for coming to his rescue -- and Terry Bradshaw was one of them.
"I love you man," said Johnson as he hugged Bradshaw. This is the first time they've seen each other since the weekend attack.
"He was my angel, so I'm thankful, I'm thankful," said a tearful Johnson.
Bradshaw also drove Johnson to the hospital.
"I just wanted to get him help, that's it," said Bradshaw. "That was the only thing going across my mind, make sure he got the help he needed."
Johnson has hired Milwaukee lawyer Verona Swanigan and may take legal action to help cover the thousands of dollars in medical bills.
The pit bull was shot and killed by police. The dog's owner was arrested after turning himself in two days later. He faces numerous citations.