Thomas Joy helped to rescue Diamond D. White and Craig Randleman from attacking dogs, Spokane, Washington, April 3, 2014. Diamond, 8, was walking in an alley through a residential neighborhood when two dogs escaped from a nearby yard. One of the dogs took her to the ground, and the other, a 50-pound pit bull, began to maul her. Randleman, 50, was in his yard in that neighborhood and heard screaming. He ran to the scene, joined by another neighbor, Joy, 28, customer service representative. The men kicked and punched the attacking dog, removing it from Diamond, but when Randleman bent over her, that dog lunged at him, inflicting a severe bite wound to his face. As Randleman fought the dog, Joy took Diamond to safety and then returned and helped free Randleman of the dog before leaving for a weapon. A third man from the neighborhood responded with a shovel and struck the dog. Both dogs fled the scene. Diamond and Randleman both required hospital treatment for numerous lacerations, puncture wounds, and tears, Randleman requiring sutures for the wounds to his face and both arms. He recovered.
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