Lincoln Police are asking residents who encounter a two-year-old, white pit-bull terrier, last seen in the area of the 1700 block of N. 31st St., to not approach it and instead call animal control. Officer Angela Sands tells KLIN News the terrier, who goes by Zeus, attacked its 25-year-old owner and her family around 1AM.
It is unclear exactly what set Zeus off, but once triggered, he became violent. Officer Sands says when the victim grabbed a bat to defend herself and her children Zeus lunged, biting her in her leg, arm and chest. Zeus was struck multiple times by the victim during the attack, including on the head. Sands says when officers arrived they had to use Tazers to get Zeus to stop biting. He eventually backed off and is still on the loose.
The victim was driven to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was harmed.
Again, Police ask anyone who sees a dog matching the description to not approach it and to instead call police or animal control.