Authorities in Tampa, Florida, are looking into a terrible occurrence in which a man was discovered dead in his house, with clues pointing to his own dog being involved.
When a concerned friend went to the man’s house, he discovered him lifeless in the garage. Around 7:07 p.m., law enforcement arrived on the scene in response to the troubling report. The victim, identified as 29-year-old Alexander Andres Torres, was discovered on the floor with multiple dog bite injuries.
Neighbors expressed surprise at the news, noting that Torres lived alone and was disabled. One neighbor expressed surprise at the scenario by sharing his insights on the dog. Animal control arrived quickly and removed the terrier mix from the home.
Key aspects surrounding the occurrence, including the timing of the attack and the length of time before the body was discovered, remain unknown. While authorities believe the man died as a result of the dog’s hostility, the medical examiner has yet to establish the actual cause of death.
This emphasizes the risks associated with dog ownership. “Nearly 90 million nice dogs… but any dog can bite,” according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. They offer preventative recommendations for dog bites on their website.