Postal Worker Mauled by Pit Bull While Delivering Mail - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Postal Worker Mauled by Pit Bull While Delivering Mail

Reported by: Amanda Ward

A Lake Charles letter carrier is recovering from a pit bull mauling that happened as he was delivering mail.

The postal worker was delivering mail on Broadmoor in North Lake Charles when the home owner's pet pit bull came from inside the house and attacked him at the mailbox.

The postal worker put up a fight and ran several blocks with the dog still biting. In a desperate attempt to escape, he ended up at a home on 9th street. Meanwhile, the dog still attacking.

A passerby on 9th Street called 911 and helped fight off the dog.

The family spent the day at the emergency room and say the letter carrier was badly mauled.

The dog owner says the male pit bull has never shown signs of aggression. The dog was surrendered to animal services.

He'll be euthenized, then sent off for rabies testing even though he was up to date on his shots.

That's standard procedure.

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