Parents of a Studio City boy who was attacked by a dog outside his home on Beck Avenue on Dec. 30 are angry after they were told by the Los Angeles police that there's nothing they can do, reports CBS2.
The 7-year-old boy's mother, Kimberly Hilton, reported to Patch that the dog's owner said the Akita was friendly. However, when Hilton's son Jack walked up to him, the dog went right after the his neck and chest and then took a chunk of out of his arm. Jack received more than 40 stitches, and Hilton said that even muscle had to be stitched. One of Jack's puncture wounds came close to collapsing his lung.
CBS reports that a watch commander at the LAPD North Hollywood Division said there's nothing they can do, even if Jack died, unless the Akita's owner ordered the attack. The case has been passed along to the East Valley Care Center.