Darryl R. Dupont helped to rescue Jake Louis from attacking dogs, Randolph, Massachusetts, March 26, 1999. Jake, 11, was attacked by two adult dogs, one a 70-pound pit bull and the other an 87-pound rottweiler, as he was walking along a street near his home. The dogs took him to the ground and began to maul him. Dupont, 35, was one of several motorists who observed the attack and stopped at the scene. After one of the motorists approached the dogs and was attempting to fight them off, Dupont left his car and, armed only with a cardboard tube, went to Jake. Finding the tube of little use, Dupont discarded it. He then picked Jake up, the dogs continuing to menace, and carried him to his car. Police officers arrived shortly and pursued both dogs into adjoining yards nearby. The rottweiler was secured behind a locked fence, but the blood-covered pit bull was felled by firearm when it appeared to threaten persons nearby. Jake required hospital treatment, including suturing, of numerous bite wounds, and Dupont sustained scratches and scrapes. They recovered.
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