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Good Samaritan injured while trying to end pit bull attack

Kirstein was bitten at least five times during the attack. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham) Kirstein was bitten at least five times during the attack. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham)
An Air Force pilot just back from an overseas mission found himself in the middle of bloody struggle between attacking pit bulls and the dogs' owner Monday morning. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham) An Air Force pilot just back from an overseas mission found himself in the middle of bloody struggle between attacking pit bulls and the dogs' owner Monday morning. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham)
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

An Air Force pilot just back from an overseas mission found himself in the middle of bloody struggle between attacking pit bulls and a dog owner Monday morning.

The incident started along Interstate 75 at the Cut-in-the-Hill and ended on Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs.

Nathaniel Kirstein says he was driving with his family when he saw a woman being attacked by her two pit bulls.

Kirstein says by the time he got to the owner, Amy Bronner, all three of her dogs were involved in a chaotic struggle.

“I noticed two large pit bulls dragging her across the ground. They appeared to be biting her,” Kirstein said. “When I first got to the woman I pulled the dogs off of her and that's about where my plan ended. I started getting attacked a little bit.”

The dogs bit Kirstein at least five times during the attack.

According to a police report, the two larger dogs continued fighting before a Covington police officer arrived attempted to subdue the dogs with mace a taser.

“He tried tasing one of the dogs with a stun gun. That got them to separate for maybe a second or two then they went back to fighting. Then he tried tasing one of the other dogs,” Kirstein said.

The officer slipped on the gravel after the dogs tried to attack him, said Kirstein.  

 “I ran over and I hit the dog and I grabbed and pulled the dog off him. That's when he immediately turned on me and started biting my right arm,” Kirstein said

According to Kirstein, that gave the officer time to draw his weapon before firing a total of four shots, which killed the attacking dog.

The officer suffered a bite wound to the hand before.

Bronner left the scene with the other two dogs. She is charged with harboring a vicious animal and lack of rabies vaccinations.

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