GLEN ALLEN, Va. (WRIC) — Two Henrico children were attacked by two dogs Wednesday morning as they waited for the school bus, leaving a six-year-old boy severely injured with bite marks and scratches.
After the terrifying ordeal, caught on a home surveillance camera, Youssef Louza told WFXR’s sister station, WRIC, that his son Abanoub has had nightmares ever since the attack on Barwood Road.
“Today, he just told me ‘I see two dogs attack me in a small room’ after he had waken up,” Louza said.
According to Louza, it was hard to see his son in pain in the street, adding that there was “a lot of blood everywhere.”
Abanoub’s right leg was bitten and punctured in several places, requiring at least 50 stitches, the boy’s father says.
Photos Louza provided show his son’s injuries and distress, saying Abanoub was hurt on his “face, ears, but the most damage is in his right leg.”
A surveillance video shows the dogs attacking one child, who falls to the ground before trying to run away, but the dogs spot Abanoub next to his mother, and go after him.
Court records indicate the other child was not seriously injured by the two female Rottweilers, which are owned by a neighbor named Franklin Boyd.
Boyd faces seven charges related to the attack, including two civil charges of having a vicious dog, according to Henrico General District court records.
It’s unknown how the dogs ended up on the street or if Boyd still has them in his possession. However, one of his charges is related to refusing to disclose the location of a dog.
Boyd is due in court on May 23 for his arraignment after he was released on a court summons.